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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 […]

Get £500 for your creative project!

Aged 14-25? Get funding and support to lead a creative project inspired by wildflowers or fungi… Boost your CV, confidence and skills. Kew’s Grow Wild programme is offering £500 grants that put you in charge to do something great in your community. Projects should be creative, actively engage other people, and be inspired by UK […]

Discovering Teach Earth

Earthwatch have been working with Roots & Shoots since 2010 offering teachers and educators who have shown outstanding contributions in the Awards Programme, fully funded places on our Teach Earth training weekends. We are thrilled to once again be supporting this fantastic programme by offering another 3 places on our Teach Earth weekends in 2019. […]

Antarctica: not just an icy wasteland

It’s a vast continent that pretty much everyone has heard of. It’s mostly snowy and white, it has penguins, and reaching the south pole at its centre is one of the big adventures that many explorers aim for. But there’s a lot more to this fascinating continent than that! Check out Discovering Antarctica, a great […]

Grow fungus with Grow Wild UK!

Grow fungus with us! Do you have the skills to grow fungi and produce edible mushrooms? Can you get a team of five together that has what it takes? Already, over 7,000 workplace and school teams have joined Kew’s @GrowWildUK campaign. Apply today for your free grow-your-own ‘fungus lab’: https://www.growwilduk.com/form/grow-fungus-us?utm_source=RandS&utm_campaign=funguslab. You could even battle against other […]