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We know that the UK’s demand on resources is currently exceeding the Earth’s capacity. According to WWF, if the planet adopted a UK lifestyle, we would need 3 Earths to maintain it! This unsustainable approach can cause extreme weather events and climate change. Raleigh alumni Steph explains why switching to green energy can reduce our carbon footprint and support our planet.

February 25, 2020

Niraljan Dangol started his Raleigh journey in Spring 2019 as a Volunteer Manager leading groups of young volunteers on expedition. He then stayed on to be a Deputy Operations Manager, helping to co-ordinate teams of volunteers from our Kathmandu field base. He tells us how that set him up for his current role – helping to set up and run Raleigh projects by working for our project partner Goreto Ghorka.

February 18, 2020

Our everyday actions contribute to our individual carbon footprint, so it is important to be mindful of how we impact the planet. In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, Raleigh volunteers Eleanor and India said no to air travel on their journey to their sustainability projects in Nepal. Here they share why.

February 14, 2020

Fundraising can be a daunting task, but for Raleigh ICS volunteer Jamie, it was an incredibly rewarding experience. He now shares some tips which he learnt along the way on his fundraising journey.

January 13, 2020

The global animal agriculture industry has expanded at a rapid rate and has made an undeniable impact on our planet. Raleigh ICS alumni Emily explains why she thinks the meat and dairy industry poses such an environmental problem and why she became vegan to help be a part of the solution.

December 28, 2019

’Now I understand the approach of social monitoring, I can work with my village leaders and other stakeholders to maintain projects in our community’’
- Bakhresa Salim Salim, Community Monitor in Lukole village – Mpwapwa district.

December 27, 2019

To volunteer is to go on a journey which can shape your future. After years of volunteering Angel has become a project officer for Raleigh Tanzania. Now she explains how volunteering helped her get there, and how it can help others find their future paths too.

December 23, 2019

Raleigh Tanzania implements a Social Accountability through Youth (SAY) project in Morogoro, Dodoma and Iringa regions,Tanzania in partnership with Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) that operates its sustainable charcoal project in Mbamba village, Kilosa district. TFCG aims at establishing commercially viable chains for legal and sustainably produced charcoal. In supporting young people in Tanzania to bring about change within their communities Raleigh Tanzania has recruited and trained young local volunteers as community monitors, and so is the case in Mbamba village.

December 18, 2019

Christmas is a time for giving so don’t forget to give back to Mother Earth too. From the gifts we buy to the decorations we choose, our actions at Christmas can take its toll on our planet. Choose wisely and you can make a real difference. Here’s seven ways to help save the planet this Christmas.

December 6, 2019

Volunteers come from all over the world to work together on projects with Raleigh Tanzania. Anais and Daisy come from very different backgrounds, but now work as counterparts to improve water and sanitation in a rural community. This International Volunteer Day, they share their experiences.

December 4, 2019