Sheep to Combat Climate Change

Asociación Trashumancia y Naturaleza collaborated with the city council of Madrid to organise the annual Fiesta de la Trashumancia Madrid 2019 (Transhumance Festival)—which saw 1800 sheep and 200 goats pass through the centre of Spain’s capital city. The event, now in its 26th year, was successful in creating awareness on the importance of maintaining this ancestral practice of which Spain is a global example and that is a very valuable tool in the fight against climate change and rural depopulation, among other benefits.

Travelling with Birds

In September last year, we set out to observe and learn about migratory birds and their flight paths. Joined by local and international bird experts, we worked alongside the Hima Hammana community to observe the birds that flew overhead, while learning from the experts about bird monitoring processes.

Two Reports on Mobile Pastoralism in the Mediterranean

Mobile pastoralism is a major traditional cultural practice in the Mediterranean and a unique example of the constant interaction between humans and nature. Being entirely different in essence to intensive livestock production systems, this practice offers the most sustainable way to make the most of the Mediterranean’s rangelands.

Meet the Winner of 2019 Rooted Everyday #MedStoryPrize

Sophia Sifaki from Greece is the winner of the first Mediterranean environmental-themed short story prize with her story The Treasure. Sifaki’s story The Treasure spins an enchanting conservation tale in which a young doctor arrives on the small Greek island of...

Greek School Girls Win First Environment-Themed Short Story Prize

“It was with great joy that I took up the role of the judge on the students’ writing competition. I was caught up in pleasant surprise when I received and read their works, only to discover their true writing potential! All of the young participants, and especially the ones who won, produced exceptional stories, with flowing language and full of imaginative ideas. I felt like I was instantly carried over to Lemnos island, looked upon its landscape, smelled its fragrance and saw its inhabitants."

The Missing Message by Faiza Lhbabi

The Missing Message is a story about a group of animal friends living in a beautiful forest. However, the forest trees are losing their green colour and the river that was once flowing through the forest has completely dried up. The animals are worried to die of thirst. One morning, they all gather to discuss how they are going to survive and if people will be able to help them...

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The Mediterranean Food Heroes 2020 fortnight campaign starts today!

15 June 2020

Do you choose good quality food from local sustainable food producers?

Through our #MedFoodHeroes campaign, we are sharing stories, recipes and food facts from the Mediterranean to show how the food we choose to put on our plates impacts both the environment and the sustainable economy.

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A new writing prize to support biodiversity and Mediterranean culture!

2 April 2019

At the beginning of April 2019, RootedEveryday launched the Mediterranean’s first environment-themed short story competition called #MedStoryPrize. This 3000-word short story competition is for writers over 18 who are resident or from the Mediterranean regions of Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Greece or Lebanon. 

The purpose of the prize is to celebrate the rich biodiversity found in the Rooted Everyday eco-regions and to tell the stories of the people whose livelihoods depend on traditional and sustainable practices.

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One week left to send your story for the #MedStoryPrize competition!

17 June 2019

The #MedStoryPrize is calling for stories that draw inspiration from the oral tradition of handing down tales in the #RootedEveryday ecoregions, struggles of the people, the richness of the land and the urgency for preserving it. 

The winner and finalists will have their stories published in an international eBook. The #MedStoryPrize winner will be announced on 1 October 2019 and will get the opportunity to travel to their national eco-site which includes accommodation, guided tour and subsistence.

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Do you care for the Earth? Do you want to help those whose livelihoods depend directly on it? Be #RootedEveryday!

21 June 2019

Learn more about our projects that support local people to maintain a sustainable way of life in the Mediterranean through forest protection, land restoration, and soil and water management. 

Read updates about the women driving rural transformation in Spanish dehesas, how we can prove that cultural practices are beneficial for biodiversity, and how to write environmental stories for change…

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