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A message to our members in this difficult time

Dear Members, I’m reaching out to you at this extremely difficult and uncertain time in all our lives, not just on a national level, but global too. I understand you must be feeling worried and fearful of how things will turn out but I want you to know that R&S is here to support you […]

An Inspiring Day at our UAE Awards

Our Roots & Shoots UAE Awards, supported by NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) was held at the beautiful Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi in the presence of Dr Jane Goodall who presented 12 awards to UAE school members. The following schools put up inspiring displays: Al Ittihad National Private School, Abu Dhabi; Al Rawafed Private School; American […]

Bring colour and wildlife to your school and help our bees and other pollinators

This year, we have partnered once again with the national education initiative, Grow Wild, to supply your school with free UK native wildflower seeds in April 2020. You will also receive an email with step-by-step growing advice to help your group grow flowers this year and next. We love to inspire positive actions for nature with new learning, community […]

Great garden birdwatch

Every year, the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) organises the Great Garden Birdwatch. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know the birds that visit your garden, park, balcony or school grounds, and you’ll be helping scientists find out more about birds in the UK too. UPDATE! The results from the 2019 […]

Eco-friendly New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the start of a new year, and there’s no time like now to make a few changes in your life that will help animals, people and the planet. The key to making resolutions you can keep is to pick a few and make them achievable. Small, incremental goals are more likely to stick, and […]

Low-waste eco-friendly gifts

Whether you’re looking for gifts for Christmas, eco-friendly birthday presents or just something for the environmentally-minded people in your life, have a look at our list of suggestions.  While getting presents is nice, it’s also true that we consume a lot and there’s so much that we get that we don’t really need or use. […]

Christmas gifts that help people and the planet

This Christmas, choose gifts that make a real difference to people and the planet. It’s lovely to give and receive gifts, and it’s exciting to see a bundle of gifts under the tree. But it’s also a time when there can be a lot of waste. Plastic stocking fillers and excess items that we don’t […]

The best Christmas presents

Why not consider a special gift for your family and friends this Christmas. One that supports conservation projects and the work of JGI, from books and DVDs to cuddly toys and adopting a chimp https://www.janegoodall.org.uk/merchandise https://www.janegoodall.org.uk/membership If you haven’t sent your Christmas cards out yet, why not get them from https://www.doodleswithmydaughter.co.uk/shop, where a percentage of the […]

Never give up – the story of Wounda

When this special chimpanzee arrived at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre (TCRC) she was named Wounda meaning ‘close to death’ and never was a chimpanzee more aptly named. Only through the amazing skills of resident vet, Rebeca Atencia and Wounda’s determination to get better did she pull through. Wounda grew from strength to strength and […]