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Introducing our newest team member, Jasmina Marcheva

Hello Roots & Shoots members, My name is Jasmina and I am the new assistant to Tara Golshan (Executive Director, Education). Part of my job will be to answer any questions about the Roots & Shoots Programme and support you in your activities. Please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or e-mail if you […]

Christmas Appeal

This Christmas why not buy a present with a difference? For just £25 you can buy a Child Membership which includes a pack full of fascinating information on chimpanzees, a certificate of adoption, a poster and a Mr H Junior toy. For an Aunt, Uncle or Grandparent, why not choose Gold or Silver Membership? Gold […]

Congratulations to our Annual Award finalists!

After some tough decision-making we are pleased to announce the following finalists for the Roots & Shoots Awards 2009: ACS Hillingdon International School Project: Eco Friendly Week at ACS Hillingdon Penryn College, Cornwall Project: Environmental Leaders at Penryn College Queen Elizabeth II High School, Isle of Man Project: tREe’Cycle’ at Queen Elizabeth II High School […]

Walk For Peace!

Anglia Ruskin University’s Roots & Shoots society flew a giant Peace dove to mark our international day of peace. The society joined in with the celebratory walk, from Ely cathedral to Jesus Green in Cambridge. The walk was organized to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the diocese of Ely as well as the 800th anniversary […]

Calling all Agents! Get your MP signed up to reducing carbon emissions in 2010!

The 10:10 campaign aims to bolster grassroots support for tough action against global warming ahead of the key global summit in Copenhagen in December. Those signing up to the campaign pledge to make efforts to reduce their carbon footprints by 10% during the year 2010. Individuals and Groups committed to the cause include politicians, celebrities, […]

Newsletter – Winter 2009

Dear Roots & Shoots Members, At the end of last year we had a huge uplift in the number of new schools joining Roots & Shoots. Since I last wrote to you the numbers of Roots & Shoots groups has spread rapidly. From 270 schools taking part in the programme at the start of the […]

Peace Day Message from Dr. Jane Goodall

Dear Friends, Warm greetings from Arlington, VA! I hope everyone is getting excited for the Roots & Shoots International Day of Peace celebrations that are planned around the world. Last week, Dr. Jane taped a video message for all our members and friends who will celebrate with us on this special day. The JGI-USA video […]


JOIN US TO CELEBRATE PEACE! An important event in the Roots & Shoots calendar this month is Roots & Shoots Day of Peace, which takes place on Sunday, September 20th. If you are a school in or near London then please come and join us for our very own Roots & Shoots Peace Parade. Our […]

Dr. Jane Goodall Takes Rotary by Storm!

Keynote speech draws over 20,000 Rotarians from around the world Dr. Goodall addressed over 20,000 Rotarians from nearly 120 countries during her keynote address at the 100th International Rotary Convention in Birmingham, UK on June 24th. Speaking against a backdrop of flags from around the world, Dr. Goodall shared her message that every individual matters […]

ACS Hillingdon gets a visit from Dr. Jane!

The middle school students at ACS Hillingdon are involved with Roots & Shoots. Three projects have been the focus this year: Eco-friendly week, helping homeless youth in the local community and a Charity Walk (supporting the vital work of UNICEF, Roots & Shoots and Starlight Children’s Foundation). ACS Hillingdon International School received a Roots & […]