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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 […]

Join a beach clean and clear up our coast!

‘Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!’ We love spending time on beaches, listening to the sea, spotting wildlife in rock pools, smelling that salty tang on the air. Our beaches get incredibly busy over the summer months, with thousands of people visiting them to enjoy time outdoors in the sunshine and seawater. […]

My Arctic Trip June 2019

This past June, I was lucky enough to once again be part of an inspiring expedition with Robert and Barney Swan. Rob and Barney run expeditions through their foundation, 2041/ClimateForce. The purpose of these expeditions is to make people aware, first-hand, of the issues of climate change as well as caring for the environment in […]

International Day of Peace 21st September 2019 – – “Climate Action for Peace”

Every year on September 21st, Roots & Shoots groups from around the world celebrate Roots & Shoots Peace Day and honour the UN International Day of Peace. Dr. Jane has been a UN Messenger of Peace since 2002 and she inspires us all to live in harmony with nature and each other. Each Roots & Shoots project […]

I won the Roots & Shoots Most Outstanding Photographic Award and the prize was a trip to the national geographic HQ in London, then a preview of the new Childrens zoo in ZSL. I got to stay at the zoo and see the other animals for the afternoon too. First, in the morning I went […]