Have you seen the Thumbs Up For Turtles! campaign created by our amazing National Youth Leadership Council? The TUFT campaign is part of a global Roots & Shoots migration project initiated at the Global Roots & Shoots conference in Windsor, UK, in 2016. Conference attendees selected the critically endangered Hawksbill turtle as a flagship species for this oceans plastics campaign, as it is a species that shares its distribution range with several Roots & Shoots member countries.
Our campaign goals are to raise awareness of the human impact on our oceans, provide easy alternatives to replace everyday disposable items, introduce a ban on single use disposable cutlery in Australia and establish a network of ‘Turtle Friendly’ cafes and restaurants.
To get involved, join our Thumbs up for Turtles Campaign by signing up to Roots & Shoots and checking out our TUFT webpage. Then post a photo with the hashtag #ThumbsupforTurtles and tell us what you do to reduce your impact on the oceans. And of course don’t forget to follow our R&S Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages to keep up to date with events happening across Australia or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.