The Roots & Shoots Corner is a chance for social interaction and every Roots & Shoots university group around the country can apply to host. Students all over China will use these opportunities to tackle complex environmental topics, provide their unique prospective on environmental protection issues and truly allow it to become part of everyone’s daily lives. Through seemly-unrelated conversation topics, such as coffee beans, travel and leisure and interactive board games, etc. we touch on and explore environmental issues that are carefully crafted and directed into the flow of conversation. These Corners can help to awaken people’s awareness of environmental protection and convey to people the concept that the environmental issue is all around us.
The issues of climate change, environmental pollution, species extinction and animal abuse are closely connected with human activities. Discussions about such topics could be considered too serious and create tension. Roots & Shoots has developed an innovative method to raise awareness. Through our monthly “Roots & Shoots Corner” we create a relaxed social atmosphere and introduce popular conversation topics so that the somber issue of environmental protection is not only trendy but close to people’s daily lives.