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Author: Aoife Glass

How to be a journalist

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 on journalists to identify, research […]

Congratulations to our Roots & Shoots Awards winners

The Roots & Shoots Annual Awards were a roaring success! The Awards took place in the beautiful tropical gardens of London’s Barbican Centre and our 13 selected winners (chosen out of 2000 schools) were joined by our special guest – the American Community School all the way from Abu Dhabi! Some of our favourite Instagram and […]

Why disposable coffee cups are a problem

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 resources being used to […]

Helping people in the cold and snow

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 throw snowballs and make […]

Get ready for the Roots & Shoots Awards 2018

On the 9th of March, we’ll be celebrating the annual Roots & Shoots Awards in the beautiful Barbican centre in Central London. Find out more about the Roots & Shoots Awards The Awards are a celebration of the achievements of our amazing Roots & Shoots groups who’ve campaigned, researched, raised money, made positive changes, raised […]

9 ways to reduce your plastic use

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 still persists in the environment […]

The Voice of the Earth

We had to share this beautiful poem written by Nabiha Naomi. Nabiha Naomi is a student at the Bangladesh School in Abu Dhabi, and part of Roots & Shoots Abu Dhabi. She performed the poem before Dr Jane Goodall herself at the recent Roots & Shoots Abu Dhabi Awards 2018, and it’s a though-provoking piece. […]

Featured activity: Local Safari

This activity is one of our BRAND NEW activities all about mapping, exploring and helping your local environment. It’s part of our new My Local Area activities. Each term this year, we’ll have a different activity focus from this new project collection. While the activities do work  as stand-alone projects, they are designed to be […]

Follow an amazing journey to the Antarctic!

Explorer Sir Rober Swan, his son, and their team are on their way to the South Pole. Along the way they’re braving sub-zero temperatures, hard weather conditions, and a gruelling journey. Not only that, they will be only be using cutting-edge clean energy technologies to survive in one of the harshest environments known on Earth. […]