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What causes wildfires?

Intense heat and bright hot flames that consume everything in their path; trees, grass, forests, houses – everything! Wildfires are an awesome and terrifying phenomenon, but what causes them, what can we do to avoid them and what is their impact on the environment? Get crafty and raise money for a good cause What causes […]

Dr Jane’s 85th Birthday!

To honour Dr Jane Goodall, the City of Los Angeles declared her 85th birthday, April 3, 2019, to be “Dr. Jane Goodall Day” and hosted a ceremony where the conservation icon talked about many things including her connection to the city. Her birthday was capped by a dinner gathering hosted by her friend, actor and […]

Brilliant books for young environment champions

Looking for some reading to inspire, inform and engage young environment 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 […]

Join us for SKYPE In the Classroom for a live chat with Dr. Jane!

Hello Roots & Shoots Friends! We’re excited to partner with @SkypeClassroom for TWO FREE LIVE broadcasts with our very own Dr. Jane! Following the broadcast, Dr. Jane will be available to take viewer’s questions via Skype! (More information about submitting questions can be found by visiting the event page linked below! Join us for a […]

Good news stories!

It’s easy to get down about things; bad news seems to be everywhere and it’s hard to stay hopeful. But if you look beyond the doom and gloom, there are actually lots of uplifting stories out there that’ll show that things are getting better, and people have to power to immense good. This selection of […]

Celebrate Dr Jane’s landmark 85th Birthday and help us continue her legacy!

On April 3, our founder Dr. Jane Goodall will celebrate her 85th birthday! With the special day just around the corner, Roots & Shoots around the world will be taking part in Global celebrations. It’s the perfect opportunity to recognise and reflect on years spent helping people, animals and the environment. Please join us in […]

7 simple things you can do to live a greener life

Reducing the impact you have on the planet doesn’t have to be hard: there are plenty of small but important changes you can make to the way you live that can help. If we ALL made those changes, think of how big a change that would make! 1. Walk or cycle When it comes to […]

Young people rise to the challenge to help save our planet

Inspired by conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, young people from Roots & Shoots groups across the UK gathered at the Barbican Centre in London to celebrate the 2019 Roots & Shoots UK Awards. This annual awards ceremony highlights the achievements of groups and individuals who have done amazing things to help people, animals and the environment […]

Get crafty and raise money for a good cause!

If you’re looking to raise some money for a good cause then making and selling something is a great idea! What to make There are LOADS of things you could make and sell, from fabric bags and hair scrunchies through to cakes or body lotion bars. Pick something that you feel confident making and that […]