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Celebrate Clean Air Day 2020

On the 8th October, people around the world will be celebrating Clean Air Day, and working to help make the air on Planet Earth better for the people, animals and plants that live on it.  The importance of clean air It’s easy to take the air we breathe for granted. We often don’t even think […]

Andover youth celebrate UN International Peace Day 2020

It’s a challenging time for any kind of event but that didn’t stop Andover Trees United.  They were joined by a small group of young people to plant a tree to commemorate Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots International Day of Peace. Every year, Roots & Shoots invites youth from around the world to take part […]

Happy Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots International Peace Day!

On this United Nations International Day of Peace September 21, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace shares her thoughts during one of the most difficult times in our shared history. As we face violence, COVID-19, inequities and injustices for people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and […]

Peace Day 2020 – we can still celebrate!

This September 21st, we might not be able to gather together to fly our giant doves but we can certainly celebrate Peace day, and indeed, make it a special day! This year is more important than ever to unite (even from afar), and the theme couldn’t be more fitting – ‘Shaping Peace Together’  Here at […]

End of school year message, Tara Golshan, ED

Thank you for all your hard work in these unprecedented times.   For never giving up and for finding creative ways of working on your Roots & Shoots projects during this Pandemic.   Onwards and upwards. We look forward to seeing you again in September.   Have a lovely Summer break. Tara Golshan Executive Director, Education  

Our new official sponsor – Montessori

We are proud to announce that, owing to a very successful collaboration, Montessori have now signed up to a further three years as the major sponsor of the Roots & Shoots programme.  A very special thank you to their CEO Leonor Stepjic and a warm welcome to all their team.  We look forward to an […]

A Standing Ovation for Dr Jane at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology Lecture

On the 25th February, Dr Jane Goodall gave the 2020 DICE Lecture on “Gombe and beyond: chimpanzees, conservation and change“. She talked about her life and career.  From her early love of nature to her ground-breaking research on chimpanzees in Tanzania, subsequent conservation work and the Roots & Shoots programme to empower young people to […]