Colour Your World


Colour Your World

District 9800, Victoria, Au

In response to the pandemic and the current restrictions in Melbourne, the District 9800 Environmental Sustainability Committee was challenged to come up with an activity that would make a positive contribution to the environment, engage members and maintain their safety while in lock down. The concept of ‘Colour your World’ aims to encourage members collectively to contribute to biodiversity and support pollinators, by growing flowering plants in their garden.

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BIODIVERSITY, Greening Cities, Beautification, Community Gardens, AUSTRALIA, Victoria, 9800

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Project Status


August 2020

Project last Updated

16 August 2020


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Project Contact(s)

Fabienne Nichola

John McCaskill

Co- Chair D9800

Environmental Sustainability Committee

Wheen Bee Foundation

Rotarians For Bees


This could be extended to other Districts

Volunteers Wanted


Financial Support

 Contributions from 9800 clubs and other districts for the planting calendar.



To overcome the limited ability for members to participate in hands on activity during the pandemic and encourage members to engage in a club initiative



Members choose seeds to grow flowering plants (including vegetables) that support insects, butterflies, birds, bees and other pollinators while adding colour to their world. Plants can be grown in the front gardens, back gardens, balconies, rooftops or pots. Seeds may be ordered on line or ‘click & collect’ from your local nursery.







  1. improves engagement and club morale

  2. increased bio-diversity

  3. support pollinators

  4. increased awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability


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This is the first step in a broader environmental sustainability strategy.

Partnering with The WHEEN Bee Foundation, District 9800 are planning to provide clubs with a planting calendar specifically for Melbourne Metropolitan Areas.

This will be a unique and valuable resource for clubs to extend urban greening to nature strips, school gardens, council reserves and other neglected green areas in their local community.

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