• WITH MANY ROOTS

    The climate crisis together with rising inequality is the biggest issue of our time

    - through workshops and words, we'll help you find your place in the movement.

  • WORKSHOPS

    With Many Roots provides a series of workshops aimed at tackling climate science and climate silence.

    In small friendly groups, online or offline, we'll learn, debate and challenge ourselves.

    Covering the complexity of the climate science and solutions to building confidence for climate conversations.

    There are currently 2 workshops and one-to-one EcoMentoring available:

  • "Sophia had an amazing ability to engage us all in a challenging subject in an enjoyable and informative way. She was knowledgable, friendly and ensured that no one was left out! I would highly recommend!"

    Jo, UK

    “I wanted to thank YOU again for the amazing event you hosted yesterday! It truly opened up my eyes on climate change and made me learn so much, I'm so grateful for you putting this together” 🙌

    Ines, Australia

    Sophia was very knowledgeable and well researched on the content. She also struck a nice balance of allowing the group to work things out whilst keeping the pace going.

    Robin, Bristol

  • WORDS

    Musings in a climate crisis, wrestling with the big ideas, ups and downs of a newbie activist

  • WORDS IN OTHER PLACES

    Articles and interviews across the web

    The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed - How virtual co-working can improve your freelance life - May 2020

    Communications specialist Sophia Cheng certainly thinks so. “It’s great for any freelancer that’s looking for a bit more accountability and anyone that struggles with being productive when they work at home,” she says. “Knowing that there are six other people online working with me makes me much more likely to do something!”

    https://freelancecorner.co.uk/news/280460

    Flight Free UK - Six and a half flying ideas for the future - April 2020

    Flight free 2020 pledger Sophia Cheng attended the ChangeNOW Summit in Paris, and shares what she learned about a sustainable future for aviation.

     

    I'm what you might call a recovering flying addict. I love to travel and invariably enjoyed air travel too. I have opinions on where exactly to best sit on the plane. So taking the flight free pledge has meant a major overhaul in my lifestyle.

    Guest post:

    https://flightfree.co.uk/post/six-and-a-half-flying-ideas-for-the-future/

    Essex Live - The Essex workers taking 'pay cuts' and comedy classes to save the planet - February 2020

    Sophia Cheng from Chelmsford has completely changed her lifestyle in the last few years, including the way she works. Just a few years ago, the 32-year-old travelled far and wide across the planet, without much notice of how much her jet setting flights could be affecting the environment.

    In 2017, she shocked herself that she had done 37 flights in one year and says she won't take a flight for 12 months.

    After a slow and painful awakening to the climate crisis, Sophia decided to stay put

    https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/essex-workers-taking-pay-cut-3788183.amp

    The Independent - Carbon neutral 2020: Meet the people who’ve given up flying - August 2019

    “It’s not about shaming anyone – I have a huge carbon debt to pay back,” says 32-year-old Sophia Cheng. A former digital nomad who has taken more than 70 flights in the past few years, Sophia officially stopped flying at the end of June 2019 and is determined not to get on a plane until at least the end of 2020. It will be the longest she has gone without flying since the age of three. Interview:
     https://www.independent.co.uk/independentminds/long-reads/flight-free-shame-give-up-stop-flying-carbon-footprint-climate-2020-a9044906.html

    Pebble Mag - How to make 2019 the year you grow your own food indoors - January 2019

    At the beginning of the year many of us are being more mindful about what we're eating, whether that's due to Veganuary or pledges to support more locally grown produce like the farm to table movement. But have you considered growing your own organic food indoors? Yep, indoors.

    Sophia Cheng, journalist and sprout-growing convert, talks us through three options.
    Guest post: https://pebblemag.com/magazine/eating-drinking/how-to-grow-your-own-food-indoors

    HARA - 1.5 to stay alive - the time is now to act on climate - November 2018

    We'd forgive you, distracted by some of the political debacles in recent weeks, if you missed the recent climate report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). But fear not - we're digesting the Carbon Brief's breakdown, so you don't have to. 🕵🏽🌏🌡️
    Commissioned piece: https://www.harathelabel.com/blogs/news/1-5-to-stay-alive-the-time-is-now-to-act-on-climate

    HARA - Periods Without Plastic - July 2018

    Did you know that there is often a lot of plastic in the menstrual products we use? In fact pads are 90% plastic - that ends up in landfill or worse clogging up our water system and then our seas and rivers. Many applicators included with tampons are solid plastic and end up on our beaches.
    Commissioned piece: https://www.harathelabel.com/blogs/news/periods-without-plastic-part-1-menstrual-cups 
    Part two: https://www.harathelabel.com/blogs/news/periods-without-plastic-part-2-reusable-menstrual-pads-1

    Impact Hub - Communities for Change - February 2018

    By 2080, 80% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. The increasingly complex challenges that cities face such as insufficient housing, air pollution and rising inequality demand solutions that are dynamic, systemic, and collaboratively developed.
    Commissioned piece: http://www.impacthub.net/stories/communities-for-change-seeking-solutions-for-an-increasingly-urban-world

    LSN Global / The Future Laboratory - Low Impact Eaters - November 2017

    "A trip to the supermarket is laden with pitfalls and you’re never going to come out with a completely pure shopping
    basket. I ask myself questions like ‘where was this made?’, ‘is it fresh?’ and ‘is it imported?’ However, a product
    made locally doesn’t mean that its production has involved fewer greenhouse gases than the production of an imported product. I’m learning about that." Article behind a paywall: https://www.lsnglobal.com/tribes/article/21892/low-impact-eaters - or read it in PDF format

    The Professional Hobo - Financial Case Study - October 2017

    The Safe Nomad Series. The life of a nomadic couple - September 2017

    Women Digital Nomads - The Digital Nomads Guide To Yogyakarta, Indonesia - June 2017

    Impact Hub - Digital Nomad Journey - March 2016

  • WORKSHOP ENQUIRY

    If you would like to arrange to book in a group workshop drop us a line and we'll be in touch

  • WHO WE ARE

    Reorienting life around the climate crisis

    Sophia Cheng

    Workshops | Mentoring | Writing

    With a decades communications experience I professionalised my concern for the climate, the weight of the problem did not sink in for many years. While slow creeping towards a more ethical lifestyle, I turned towards activism with fervour after reading the UN’s climate report in October 2018.

     

    That report – and letting myself feel it – changed everything. After travelling for 4 years I have returned to the UK to be as useful as I can in the time we’ve got left.

     

    My focus is impact. So I offer, one-to-one mentoring, group workshops and a growing writing practice. Holding a safe space for difficult topics.

     

    I still need to pay the bills, so my heart work is supplemented with communications support. I'm grateful to my existing clients and projects for their consistency, that enables me to tread this balance.
    Find my resume over on LinkedIn.

    Jayme

    People and Planet

    Jayme feels passionately about the environment and people. A crucial part of the team, although you won't see much of him as he organises much of the back office (all that exciting stuff like finance.)

     

    His main body of work is on trauma and emotions, and is currently being trained in trauma yoga by the TCTSY. He wants to implement change in mental health and is working on a project to bring about integral healing for long term trauma suffers. Watch this space......

     

    (He also takes a mean photo and puts them on here and our instagram).

  • STAY IN TOUCH

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