Rotary has some projects, promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water and sanitation and hygiene, and saving mothers and children.
And our club dedicates to three projects, protecting the environment, primary industries, and supporting education.
Protecting the environment
Big earthquake and tsunami struck the coast of Miyagi and Iwate prefecture on March 11th, 2011.
Although trees of coastal areas had many roles to avoid sand, salt, windbreak, sweeping high tides, it is not yet restored at present.
We intend to plant trees in satoyama to protect against landslide damage.
Our activities will leave a safe living environment for our descendants.
We can't overlook the fact that global warming has grown worse in several years.
Reduction of forest and fuel consumption is considered as the cause of increasing greenhouse gas.
The solution to the problem is not in hands of the government nor companies.
Each of us should consider the problem seriously and do something to protect our native land, earth.
If we could establish a model of the residential area powered by renewable energy, we could make a good relationship between residents who are interested in the environment.
We believe our imagination, a lot of ‘if’, may be intriguing for resolving the problem of global warming.
We have to act as soon as possible, in order to prove human decency can save our native land.
Everyone's interest in the global environment can make global warming a political issue and enable the world to take it seriously.
We receive many benefits from the earth. But without giving back, are accelerating natural destruction and environmental deterioration.
We plan to prepare a platform to support activities to prevent environmental destruction such as global warming.
We are interested in the natural environment conservation to air pollution, marine pollution of microplastic.
Tohoku district in Japan is well known to produce a famous brand of rice.
All Japanese are big fans of them.
However, rice farmers are getting older and it is becoming more difficult to continue their business.
If we can support their business, providing young workers continuously, we can have delicious rice continuously.
Because the economic power of the primary industry reflects the national power of the country, it's worth supporting it.
Japan's food self-sufficiency rate is less than 40% on a calorie basis. Over 60% depend on foreign countries.
It is necessary to increase the domestic self-sufficiency rate.
As the population ages and declines, the number of primary industry players is decreasing, and the number of abandoned cultivated land is increasing.
We would like to find a clue to break out of this vicious circle as a whole community.
We are considering the utilization of abandoned cultivated land due to the aging of farmers, through the assistance of agricultural machinery, and the promotion of agricultural employment for young people.
At the same time, we are taking measures against food loss, and we anticipate that it will expand to the foodservice industry and industries that produce special products and processed products.
Most importantly, we have always dialogue for the regional primary industry with people who are in charge.
We would like to create many learning opportunities for children who will lead the future society.
We will consider a wide range of activities, such as planning and providing various lectures by our club and planning to provide opportunities for children to participate in actual community service activities.
We know it's important to learn from textbooks, but now we realize it's more important to survive in a dynamic social upheaval.
We would like to tell some topics, medical care, health, art, political, social mechanisms that we've never heard in school class.
And we wish that it may be an unforgettable time for children.
We are planning social service so that we can expect future expansion, hope, and enjoyment.
And we would like to continue such activities.
Our club name "Ohu" is an ancient word meaning the Tohoku region.
The base of our activities is the Tohoku region. Beyond the region, we hope to work with Rotarians and like-minded people and institutions around the world to help solve problems around the world.