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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

The way we consume can have a massive impact on the planet. Overconsumption contributes to the growing climate crisis, loss of habitat and plastic waste in our oceans, so it’s important to think about the choices we make when we shop. So if you are taking to the shops this Black Friday, this is what you can do to shop more environmentally friendly.

November 26, 2019

According to the UN, 4.2 billion people worldwide live without safely managed sanitation - that's half the world's population! - and 673 million people still defecate in the open. Raleigh ICS alumni Amber worked on a toilet building project in rural Tanzania. She now explains more about her project and its importance on World Toilet Day.

November 18, 2019

As the general election approaches in the UK, it is important that young people have their say. Registration to vote closes on 26th November, so if you haven’t registered to vote yet, this is why you should.

November 11, 2019

Young people have the power to make a difference. Raleigh alumni Kennedy was recently named as one of the 100 most influential young Africans for his work as the CEO of communications agency Serengeti Bytes. He writes about the power of young people to be leaders as members of what he calls the 'generation unlimited'.

October 18, 2019

On Day of the Girl, it’s time to stand up for the power of girls. Raleigh alumni Jacqueline is the founder of WapeSmile, a charity which works to improve access to education for young people in Tanzania, especially young girls. Jacqueline writes why she is standing up for girl power.

October 11, 2019

Plastic pollution is a global problem affecting natural environments around the world. Raleigh ICS alumni Charlie is explaining how she is stepping up to fight against the tide of plastics and why we all need to get involved.

August 28, 2019

On 10th August, Raleigh alumni came together at events in the UK and Tanzania for International Youth Day, building their networks, skills, and insight relating to employment and the challenge young people face around the world today. We hear from Raleigh alumna Yasmin on her experience of the UK event in London and what she discovered about the value of her volunteering experience.

August 23, 2019