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The Voice of the Earth

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 by Aoife Glass

We had to share this beautiful poem written by Nabiha Naomi.

Nabiha Naomi is a student at the Bangladesh School in Abu Dhabi, and part of Roots & Shoots Abu Dhabi. She performed the poem before Dr Jane Goodall herself at the recent Roots & Shoots Abu Dhabi Awards 2018, and …

Roots & Shoots partners with Grow Wild!!

Posted on January 26th, 2018 by Chief Agent Marcheva

Where will your seed kit take your schools?
Apply now to transform a shared unloved space!
The Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme is supporting Grow Wild to change lives and transform spaces with UK native wildflowers. …

24th November: “Jane” is coming to a cinema near you

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 by Chief Agent Marcheva

“At the time I wanted to do things which men did and women didn’t.”
Jane Goodall
Set to music by the legendary Philip Glass, watch Jane’s incredible journey featuring never-before-seen footage of her early work in Africa.

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has …

No Waste November

Posted on October 26th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

Think of all those coffee cups, plastic straws, washing up bottles, packaging around fruit and vegetables, old clothes and unused cosmetics we throw away every day. Think of all of the energy and resources that went into making them, and the amount of waste they generate in landfill….

‘Jane’ by National Geographic

Posted on October 20th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

Can you imagine was life was like for Dr Jane Goodall when, as a 26-year-old woman, she first journeyed to Gombe to begin her research into the chimpanzees that lived there?


She spent many years integrating herself within …

Give hedgehogs a helping hand

Posted on October 12th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

Hedgehogs are one our most charismatic species of mammal – who doesn’t love those cute bundles of spines and little black snout rustling through the undergrowth!

At this time of year, when the leaves are falling and the seasons are turning, hedgehogs start to see a nice warm, safe place to hibernate …

Explorer Robert Swan has a message for Roots & Shoots

Posted on October 7th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

Explorer Robert Swan OBE is someone who knows all about how far determination and hard work can get you. As the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles, he is also acutely aware of the impact we are having on our planet.

He is a Roots & …

Autumn-hunter checklist

Posted on September 28th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, it’s a sure sign that autumn is on it’s way and winter won’t be far behind.

The changing of the seasons mean lots of changes in nature. Animals get ready to hibernate, the leaves fall from the trees, birds migrate to warmer …

Roots & Shoots UK: summer 2017 Instagram highlights

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 by Aoife Glass

We’ve rounded up some highlights from our Roots & Shoots Instagram account to share with you. It’s been an amazing summer, with adventures with Dr Jane Goodall, some great projects, activities and talks from Roots & Shoots groups, and of course the amazing Roots & Shoots Annual Summit, which saw …

Dr Jane Goodall – Special interview: Roots & Shoots 2017

Posted on August 16th, 2017 by Chief Agent Marcheva

“I hate hearing that ‘We’ve borrowed the Earth from our children’; I hate it because it’s a lie. We’ve not ‘borrowed’, we have been stealing, and we’ve made so many mistakes and it’s not the young peoples’ job to put it right. We have to work with them to fix …

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