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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 […]

Most Outstanding Individual Award – A dream come true – An afternoon with Jane Goodall!

When I found out I could actually spend a one on one time Jane Goodall I was shocked but excited. Our journey to Jane started off after a busy day at school, in ACCRINGTON. In the morning we couldn’t rest, as we were so excited to meet Jane. We caught the train from the station […]

A truly inspirational youth summit – One Young World

At the heart of every global threat is a failure of leadership. This new generation is the most informed, most educated, most connected generation in human history. One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world. The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young […]

Where is Jane?

It was a busy summer and autumn for Dr Jane! Here is just a window into her hectic UK diary! October Dr Jane opened a state-of-the-art science building at the University of East Anglia (UEA). The four storey facility cost £30m and will be used by staff and students from the Environmental Science, Computing, Biology, […]

10 tips for a no-plastic Christmas

We all know that plastic in the environment is a huge problem. We’re all working hard to cut down on single use plastic in everyday life, but it can get extra hard at Christmas. There’s just so much of it about! Packaging from Christmas food, plastic film around Christmas gifts and toys, decorations made of […]

Get your garden winter wildlife ready!

Cold weather, icy temperatures, lots of rain (and maybe snow), bare trees and frozen ground – winter can be a hard time for animals. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to help wildlife survive and thrive through the winter months so they can emerge full of life in the spring! 1. Leave […]

Make your bonfire night better for the environment!

Crisp air, bright stars, sparkling lights, flashes of colour and crashing booms. Bonfire Night can be a brilliantly fun evening. While we love it, there are a few things you can do to ensure your bonfire night celebrations aren’t damaging to wildlife or the environment. 1. Check your bonfire for hedgehogs At this time of […]

The best environmental books for kids

Looking for some reading to inspire, inform and engage young environmental champions? Look no further! We’ve selected some of our favourite books for children and young people on a range of subjects from climate change to conservation and everything in between. Jane Goodall: an extraordinary life Get involved in the Roots & Shoots Twinning Programme […]