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Clever as an elephant

Elephants in the protected Serengeti national park feel less stressed than those outside the protected area. What can this tell us about the intelligence of an elephant?

Roots & Shoots Supports Observer Ethical Awards

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme brings you an exciting new partnership opportunity with the Observer Ethical Awards. The awards, in association with Ecover is calling on teachers, parents or youth group leaders to encourage their Young Green Champions to come forward with their world-saving ideas so they can help to make them happen with £6000* funding from […]

Holy Mackerel!

This week the Marine Conversation Society (MCS) has announced that it has taken Mackerel off its list of fish which are suitable to eat. What this means is that there are not enough of this species of fish to go round, and that fishing for it may mean that there are not enough left to […]

Roots & Shoots receives endorsement from Oscar winning actor Colin Firth

“The growth of Roots & Shoots in the UK over the last twelve months is testament to the awareness, motivation and conscientious nature of today’s youth. Through preserving our planet and its inhabitants and sustaining our natural world, made possible through this engaging and exciting programme, we are ensuring a far better prospect for future generations.”

Green School from Bali’s amazing initiative

Grade 1 held a collection drive last week to support the Smile Shop in Ubud, Bali. The Smile Shop is a second hand store that uses all proceeds to help people with craniofacial disabilities, such as cleft lip or cleft palate, to receive life-changing operations. As part of schools’ studies about empathy, the first graders made […]

Ice Ice Baby!

The big science news over Christmas was that a project to drill down through 3km of ice to a lake in Antarctica which has been cut off for thousands of years had to be stopped due to equipment malfunctioning.

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots wins Green Apple Award at House of Commons, Westminster

London UK – Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme won its first ever award in the UK on Monday 12th November at a prestigious event in the House of Commons. The award was presented by the Chief Executive of The Green Organisation, which recognises both companies and charities who have made an outstanding contribution to the […]

Dr Jane Goodall to receive honorary award by Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr Jane Goodall is among the five distinguished individuals being given honorary awards by Goldsmiths, University of London this December. Dame Goodall will receive an Honorary Degree from the University of London while the remaining recipients will be given Honorary Fellowships from Goldsmiths, University of London. They will be presented with their honorary awards alongside […]