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How to use your weekly shop to do good

Posted on April 5th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

Often, when we want to help a good cause, we’ll donate money to a charity or a fund or collection. This is important; it helps these organisations do their work and make a big difference. But it’s not the only way you can use your money to help. We spend …

Simple everyday water-saving ideas

Posted on March 29th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

It’s easy to take water for granted. Turn on the tap and you get a seemingly endless supply splashing into the sink, pop to the seaside and there is literally oceans of the stuff and of course, in the UK it always seems like gallons of the stuff is falling …

How to be a journalist

Posted on March 26th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

Journalists and reporters are important. They are people whose job it is to investigate stories, uncover the truth, find out what’s going on (both good and bad!) and then share that information with the general public. The media, which includes newspapers, television, social media, magazines, radio, websites and more, rely …

Why disposable coffee cups are a problem

Posted on March 11th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

If you like to grab yourself a coffee on the go, you’ll probably have heard about the campaign against so-called disposable cups.

2.5 billion coffee cups are used and thrown away each year in the UK and this is a very big problem. Firstly, they represent an awful lot of energy and …

Last chance to apply! Now more wildflowers…

Posted on March 7th, 2018 by Chief Agent Marcheva

Bring colour and wildlife to your school with free wildflower seeds
We’ve teamed with Grow Wild to help change lives and transform spaces with UK native wildflowers.
Apply today to receive your (even larger) free kit to transform an urban space …

Helping people in the cold and snow

Posted on March 7th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

Snow can mean different things to different people.

For lots of us, it can be a good thing. If covers the ground, turning everything magical and white. It can mean that schools are closed so there’s an extra day to play outside and have fun, building snowmen. It can mean time to …

9 ways to reduce your plastic use

Posted on February 24th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

If you watched Blue Planet, you’ll have seen the terrible plight marine animals fast as a result of the plastic we dump in the seas. And it’s not just marine animals; we are rapidly filling up our environment with plastic that takes thousands of years to break down, and then …

Quest Overseas sponsors the Most Outstanding Individual Award at the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Annual Awards 2018

Posted on February 9th, 2018 by Chief Agent Marcheva

The Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Award for Individual Endeavour is sponsored in 2017 by gap year and overseas volunteering organisation Quest Overseas. The winner of this award will be invited to join a Quest Overseas’ team on one of their summer projects in South America or Africa.

Options include the …

RSPCA Sponsors Most Outstanding Group Award at the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Annual Awards

Posted on February 9th, 2018 by Chief Agent Marcheva

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has been looking out for animals, since 1824.

Their vision is to work for a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with all other members of the animal kingdom.

Every day, with the help of their members …

Kew Gardens’ Grow Wild programme Sponsors Most Outstanding Group in touch with nature Award at the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Annual Awards

Posted on February 6th, 2018 by Chief Agent Marcheva

Tour the world largest ‘fungarium’
This prize offers unique access to over 1.2m fungal specimens from around the world at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in West London.

Two teachers and four students will join a fungi curator and enthusiast to discover how …

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