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Around the World

Updates from Roots & Shoots projects around the world

No Waste November

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. If everyone reduced the amount they used […]

Roots & Shoots UAE has been nominated for the Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards! Please vote for us!

We are honoured and delighted to have been nominated for the Special Recognition category of the Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards! The only real people’s choice award, The Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards is the community awards that celebrates the people and companies that make the city great. Created by the people behind Abu Dhabi World magazine, the capital’s favourite […]

A special expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

In February 2019, our friends at The Explorer’s Passage and 2041 ClimateForce are holding a special expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s Highest Peak! Their mission is to help with the environmental degradation in the area around Mount Kilimanjaro. A portion of the proceeds from this Expedition will go towards a large tree planting project near the mountain in […]

STUDENT’S CONFERENCE “WE MADE IT TOGETHER” OF THE ROOTS & SHOOTS PROGRAM SLOVAKIA HAD ITS PREMIERE

The Roots & Shoots education program has been existing in Slovakia for nearly two school years. This last school year 10 schools were involved in the program, within which the primary and secondary school students helped revive local communities across Slovakia. The students teams under the leadership of their teachers have been able to link […]

Antarctica: a beautiful landscape now threatened by our lifestyle by Mariam Al Qassimi, Roots & Shoots UAE

We had just crossed the Antarctic Circle, 66.33’ South. The mist ahead revealed a faint outline. Our eyes, searching for a horizon in the fog, started to decipher the planes of the vast Iceland that lay ahead of us… In October 2017, I met Roots & Shoots ambassador Robert Swan, who told us of his […]

‘JANE’ nominated at the prestigious BAFTA’S

Dr. Jane was extremely honoured to join director of the ‘JANE’ documentary, Brett Morgen, for the 2018 BAFTA Awards – and was even lucky enough to run into Andy Serkis, actor from War For the Planet of the Apes! Though ‘JANE’ did not win in its category, being nominated is a high enough accolade indeed! […]

Our Executive Director, Tara Golshan impresses at the TEDx talk at Open Gate School, Prague

At the TEDx event, held at the prestigious Open Gate School, Prague, themed: “If not us, who?” Tara talked about her own life story and the importance of taking positive actions towards our planet, Dr Jane, her mission and her legacy – the Roots & Shoots programme. She highlighted our reasons for hope, and how […]