Thumbs up for Turtles! Thumbs down for Ocean Plastics

15 May 2018

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

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