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News from Roots & Shoots Mission Control

Where is Jane?

Or as we are calling it in 2020 – ‘What’s Jane been up to?’ And the answer is – a whole lot! Dr Jane has traded her normal 300 days of travel schedule for 18 hour working days and a new on-line timetable  –  from writing a new book to virtual Awards, lectures, auctions, meetings […]

New office ‘digs’ for the Roots & Shoots team

The UK team members are no strangers to working from home. But meeting in person and interacting with our partners and members are more important than ever before. For this reason we are so grateful to the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Pall Mall for welcoming us into their office space, creating an area for […]

Our Roots & Shoots Disney grant recipients are putting their exciting plans into action!

Many plans had to be changed this year, many events cancelled, but despite these challenges, our grant recipients are pushing through.  There are many exciting projects being developed. From Dr Jane’s dedicated legacy and sensory gardens, to Gombe celebrations, flora and fauna projects, surveys and activities; tree to fruit and vegetable planting; bug hotels to […]

Our ED takes part in an exciting Roundtable Session for We Emerge week by the DO School

A UNIQUE VIRTUAL GATHERING TO GALVANIZE ACTION After months exploring what we now need to DO to emerge stronger, over 1,000 leaders from 30+ countries came together at We Emerge Week to develop a tangible action agenda, discuss the topics they considered most urgent and ultimately, to support and inspire each other on this challenging […]

Christmas is coming….

Presents to buy, cards to write, parcels to wrap – don’t know where to start? Start here – we’ve got gifts for everyone and you’ll be helping JGI, Roots & Shoots and chimps too. These beautiful Christmas cards will add magical charm and uplifting vibes to any displays, whilst contributing to important work around conservation. […]

Around the World: Exiting developments in Bulgaria

This year many of us ‘travelled’ virtually all around the World, even to our home towns. One of our own – Jasmina Georgovska (assistant to our ED) went back to her home country to deliver a Jane Goodall Institute and Roots & Shoots virtual workshop at the Sofia Science Festival organised by the British Council […]

Holme Grange School successfully hosts the 13th Beyond COP21 Symposium

In October, Holme Grange School hosted the 13th Beyond COP21 Symposium with over 100 pupils attending onsite and 4 local schools (Evendons, St Crispin’s, Waverley and St. Teresa’s) attending via ‘Zoom’. Beyond COP21 Symposium contributes a key ingredient as a result of the historic Paris talks: the education and mobilisation of the youth and school […]