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Everything you need to know about COP26

If you’ve been watching the news, you may have heard about something called COP26, and that’s it’s going to be really important for the environment. But what is COP26, why is it important, what’s going to happen and how can it help wildlife?  What is COP26 COP26 is a meeting of global leaders.  The COP […]

Meet Nature’s Olympians

The best athletes and sportspeople in the world are competing in Tokyo at this moment, combining fitness, skill, speed, stamina, focus and more in the ultimate test of athletic ability. Meanwhile, Mother Nature’s athletes compete every day to thrive and survive. Let’s meet some of them! Running Running is an incredibly important skill for many […]

Trash Free Trails: Spring trail clean

The sun is shining, the days are long and spring is most definitely springing! Like lots of people we’re really enjoying getting out and about for walks, bike rides and general adventures in our local parks, woodlands, riversides and more – but there’s one thing we don’t like. It’s the site of litter in the […]

Caution: Toads crossing!

Have you spotted a toad or two (or more?!) out and about? If so, did you wonder what they were doing and where they were going? Spring is the time when toads often move to find mates and a place to lay their eggs, but it also makes them vulnerable to getting squashed on roads […]

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 […]

Good news wildlife stories to brighten your day

There is good news out there and it’s worth celebrating, especially when it’s about how conservation efforts are succeeding in rebuilding environments, reintroducing animals, boosting wild populations and more.  With so much sad, bad and worrying news out there it’s easy to feel down, like our efforts won’t make any difference, and like there’s no […]

Celebrate Clean Air Day 2020

On the 8th October, people around the world will be celebrating Clean Air Day, and working to help make the air on Planet Earth better for the people, animals and plants that live on it.  The importance of clean air It’s easy to take the air we breathe for granted. We often don’t even think […]

Writing about nature, sharing the passion

One of our amazing Roots & Shoots ambassadors, Dara McAnulty, recently won the prestigious Wainwright Prize for his amazing book ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist’.  Dara lives in Northern Ireland and is passionate about the natural world. He’s an environmental campaigner and has worked to address biodiversity loss and raptor persecution, winning him an RSPB […]