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Author: Aoife Glass

Make your bonfire night better for the environment!

Crisp air, bright stars, sparkling lights, flashes of colour and crashing booms. Bonfire Night can be a brilliantly fun evening. While we love it, there are a few things you can do to ensure your bonfire night celebrations aren’t damaging to wildlife or the environment. 1. Check your bonfire for hedgehogs At this time of […]

The best environmental books for kids

Looking for some reading to inspire, inform and engage young environmental champions? Look no further! We’ve selected some of our favourite books for children and young people on a range of subjects from climate change to conservation and everything in between. Jane Goodall: an extraordinary life Get involved in the Roots & Shoots Twinning Programme […]

Join a beach clean and clear up our coast!

‘Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!’ We love spending time on beaches, listening to the sea, spotting wildlife in rock pools, smelling that salty tang on the air. Our beaches get incredibly busy over the summer months, with thousands of people visiting them to enjoy time outdoors in the sunshine and seawater. […]

What causes wildfires?

Intense heat and bright hot flames that consume everything in their path; trees, grass, forests, houses – everything! Wildfires are an awesome and terrifying phenomenon, but what causes them, what can we do to avoid them and what is their impact on the environment? Get crafty and raise money for a good cause What causes […]

Good news stories!

It’s easy to get down about things; bad news seems to be everywhere and it’s hard to stay hopeful. But if you look beyond the doom and gloom, there are actually lots of uplifting stories out there that’ll show that things are getting better, and people have to power to immense good. This selection of […]

7 simple things you can do to live a greener life

Reducing the impact you have on the planet doesn’t have to be hard: there are plenty of small but important changes you can make to the way you live that can help. If we ALL made those changes, think of how big a change that would make! 1. Walk or cycle When it comes to […]

Get crafty and raise money for a good cause!

If you’re looking to raise some money for a good cause then making and selling something is a great idea! What to make There are LOADS of things you could make and sell, from fabric bags and hair scrunchies through to cakes or body lotion bars. Pick something that you feel confident making and that […]

Antarctica: not just an icy wasteland

It’s a vast continent that pretty much everyone has heard of. It’s mostly snowy and white, it has penguins, and reaching the south pole at its centre is one of the big adventures that many explorers aim for. But there’s a lot more to this fascinating continent than that! Check out Discovering Antarctica, a great […]

Veganuary hints and tips

Veganuary is an annual event that encourages people to try veganism for the whole month of January, hence the name! What is veganism? Veganism is a lifestyle and belief system that holds that all animal life is precious and valuable, and therefore humans should not do anything to harm or affect any and all animals. […]

What is El Niño?

It’s one of the biggest global climate events that can affect weather patterns everywhere, and it’s coming soon. El Niño, a meteorological event that’s natural and historically happens every few years, has a 70% chance of happening before the end of the year, according to the World Meteorlogical Office. What is El Niño? El Niño, […]