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Roots & Shoots Brochure 2022

Our youth provides hope for the future! Is there still hope for our planet given all the challenges we are faced with? Yes! Where do we find this Hope? In the youth of today! How far we have come.. Today, in the UK, Roots & Shoots has become a mission, not just a programme, but a […]

Are you ready for No Waste November 2022?

Calling all Roots & Shoots members and groups! It’s November, which means it’s time for No Waste November – a really simple way to make a difference, reduce waste, and encourage and empower others to make a change too. No Waste November is all about making simple every day changes that reduce or eliminate waste. […]

Innovative ideas to help the planet

The effort to save our planet requires help from everyone – from positive changes in the way we live day-to-day and individual efforts, to action from governments and large organisations. And it also requires innovative ideas to help change the way we live, and to help heal some of the damage humans have already done. […]

We’ve got two new brilliant resources on Aquaculture and Fishing

Roots & Shoots is delighted to announce that we’ve just added two brand new resources to our amazing collection. As with the other resources, these are free to download and use, and have been designed for educators and group leaders to help young people explore, discover and discuss elements of our environment, the challenges our […]

An Evening of Hope with Dr Jane Goodall DBE

SOLD OUT! Join us for ‘An Evening of Hope with Dr Jane Goodall DBE’, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace on November 30th 2022 at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society in London. This very special event will feature a keynote talk by Dr Jane Goodall, DBE and updates on the work of […]

Winners Announcement! Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots and Hanson Box Sunflower Competition

We were delighted to collaborate with the Hanson Box team 2021 Hanson Box to bring you the chance to win some amazing prizes in The Great British Sunflower Competition. We’ve received many entries and so many beautiful and spectacular photos. It was hard to choose, but here are the winners: *1st Place (£200 Amazon vouchers) […]

Simple ways to save energy at home

The amount of energy we use can have a big impact on the environment, and also on our household bills. But there are plenty of ways to make little savings that don’t impact day to day life but can help reduce our energy consumption, which is good for the planet and the pocket! 1. Conduct […]

If it rains so much, why is there a hosepipe ban? 

Is it possible to have droughts AND heavy rain happening in the same place at the same time? The answer is, perhaps surprisingly, yes, and here’s why.  How can you have drought and rain? At first glimpse, it doesn’t sound logical at all. Droughts are caused by a lack of water and dry spells, right? […]


The 14th of July is World Chimpanzee Day, where people around the world unite to celebrate the innate value, complexity and importance of our closest living relatives in the animal kingdom – chimpanzees. IT ALL STARTED WITH DR JANE GOODALL… The day honours the anniversary of the moment in 1960 when 26-year-old Jane Goodall first […]