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Friday’s World’s Most Exciting Classroom Event – 22nd February

Join episode 25 of the World’s Most Exciting Classroom Live from the Concepcion, Chile   The Don Hanson Charitable Foundation invites you to join their next World’s Most Exciting Classroom episode, Thursday February 22nd at 2pm UK time/9am eastern time. Join via YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/V4JErRr8ums Please take a moment and register for the event: https://forms.gle/AXfj7F7ozBPtwE2B8 Here […]

What is Eco Anxiety?

Have you heard of eco anxiety? Perhaps you know someone who has experienced it, or have yourself? It’s also sometimes called climate anxiety, climate distress or eco distress. The Royal College of Psychiatrists defines eco anxiety, or eco distress as it refer to it, as “a way of describing how people feel when they hear […]

Global environmental dates for your diary in 2024

At Roots & Shoots UK, you are part of something big – a global movement of young people dedicated to creating positive change for people, animals and the environment. And if you’re looking to take part in major events, or channel your actions around particular themes or topics, you could choose to get involved in […]

Reflect on the old year, look forward to the New Year!

It’s the start of the new year, and unsurprisingly it’s often associated with a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. But sometimes when you want to move forward and make positive changes, looking backwards can actually be really helpful. And this is as true for helping people, animals and the planet as it is […]

Join Dr Jane Goodall online to celebrate Darwin Day!

Join Dr Jane Goodall and a selection of the world’s top conservationists to celebrate Darwin Day 2023! Darwin Day takes place on November 12th, and celebrates the birthday of Charles Darwin. Darwin is one of the most significant figures in natural sciences; his work ‘On the Origin of Species’ put forward the theory of evolution […]

Let’s reduce waste! No Waste November 2023

Are you ready to reduce waste? It’s time for our annual Roots & Shoots No Waste November, which is all about raising awareness about excess waste and encouraging its reduction. We’ve got lots of advice, guidance, hints, tips and motivation to help you – and your family, friends, school mates and colleagues – waste less […]

What is Sustainable Development?

Have you heard the term Sustainable Development? It’s used often, in lots of different contexts, but what does it actually mean, why is it important, and what work is being done towards it? The United Nations (or UN) define sustainable development as ‘development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of […]