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DON’T MISS OUT! Request your free Hanson Box Now!

Dear Roots & Shoots members, We hope you are staying safe and well. We were so pleased that you enjoyed the Local Safari books which we created in partnership with the Don Hanson Charitable Foundation and sent to 20,000 schools last year in the 2020 Hanson Box (our 2020 launch). We are delighted to announce that this […]

A special Birthday message to Dr. Jane Goodall!

On the 3rd April 2021 we celebrate Dr. Jane Goodall’s 87th birthday! She is an incredible, inspirational woman who has inspired and motivated millions of people around the globe to live in greater harmony with nature and to take action on behalf of the planet we share. On this special occasion, we recognise the unique legacy of […]

Trash Free Trails: Spring trail clean

The sun is shining, the days are long and spring is most definitely springing! Like lots of people we’re really enjoying getting out and about for walks, bike rides and general adventures in our local parks, woodlands, riversides and more – but there’s one thing we don’t like. It’s the site of litter in the […]

Get involved in #ThatsKindness Campaign 2021

Our partner Montessori are working with the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) to support their #KindnessMatters campaign. The campaign is aimed to approve the creation of the new UNESCO International Day of Kindness. Together we hope to have gathered at least 1 million stories of Kindness to show these […]

Caution: Toads crossing!

Have you spotted a toad or two (or more?!) out and about? If so, did you wonder what they were doing and where they were going? Spring is the time when toads often move to find mates and a place to lay their eggs, but it also makes them vulnerable to getting squashed on roads […]

Growing Together 2021

Our focus this year is on Growing Together Forests are the most productive and biodiverse habitats in the world. They cover about a third of the global land mass and are essential for the ecological balance of our planet. So far, 1.3 million animal and plant species are known to be found in forests. They […]

Roots & Shoots 30th Anniversary Celebrations!

Happy 30th Anniversary Roots & Shoots! 30 years ago today, Dr. Jane Goodall launched a youth-driven movement that has inspired thousands of young change-makers and transformed the world. There’s no limit to what young people can do! Young people are not just the future, you are the present and have the power to shape tomorrow, […]

Listen to Dr Jane Goodall’s new Hopecast!

Scientist. Activist. Storyteller. Icon. Jane Goodall blazed the trail and changed the world. Now, she’s studying new subjects – humans! This brand-new podcast will take listeners on a one-of-a-kind journey as they learn from Dr. Goodall’s extraordinary life hear from changemaking guests from every arena and become awed by a growing movement sparked by Jane […]

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 […]

Celebrate our Roots & Shoots 30th Anniversary!

Nearly 30 years ago, on the 19th February 1991, Dr Jane Goodall set up the first ever Roots & Shoots group with 12 students from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The students were concerned about some of the problems facing their community and the environment they lived in and wanted to do something about it.  […]