Latest Projects and News

Cartoonist Dan Piraro's take on the "evolution of man" went viral and now, he is putting that image on a t-shirt so that we can all be walking reminders to be kinder to our Earth. Read the interview to learn more!

The Project of the Month award recognizes and celebrates Roots & Shoots members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

July 14th marks 55 years since Dr. Jane Goodall arrived at the shores of Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve to start her studies of wild chimpanzees.

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It went well for the first attempt. We saved over 6,144 gallons of recyclables from the landfill, mostly paper and gatorade bottles.

NYLC Member Arunima talks about how being outside can be beneficial to one's health.

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The 'play dough fundraiser' was the first fundraiser designed and implemented by students in grades 1-7, in order to raise money for the Toronto Wildlife Centre.

NYLC Member Caroline talks about what can be gained by forming meaningful connections with those who might not normally cross your path.

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Read Dr. Jane's statement on the death of Cecil the lion.
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You have definitely, CERTAINLY, seen one of Dan Piraro’s comics. His art is published daily in over 360 newspapers. We caught up with Dan after watching one of his latest comics go viral. His new take on the “evolution of man” image tells a story we are all too familiar with and begs us to take a minute to think about what we might do for our Earth today. Click below to read more about what inspired this comic, how Dr. Jane and Roots & Shoots inspires Dan, and how you can put your creativity to work for causes that you care about… You can get this comic on a t-shirt and be a walking reminder that humans ought to be kinder to the Earth. Because Dan believes in the work that YOU are doing, he is donating 20% of t-shirt sales to Roots & Shoots! http://bit.ly/1JOpXX0
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Roots & Shoots Project, "Crafts for Children in Transition" - http://bit.ly/1JOmMyw
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A passionate group of 5th graders are the proud authors of a book about endangered elephants and the poaching crisis - with a special foreward by #JaneGoodall! Read more and explore the new interactive Project of the Month map at www.rootsandshoots.org/projectofthemonth.
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How about some sarcasm to kick off your Tuesday? ;)
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ATTENTION BAY AREA ROOTS & SHOOTS GROUPS! This Giant Peace Dove Puppet is looking for a new home. If you would like to "adopt" this Peace Dove (and fly it on International Day of Peace this year!!), send an email to rootsandshoots@janegoodall.org. From the current owner: "When my son was much younger, we had an active Roots & Shoots group. He is heading off to college, and we'd like to pass on our Giant Peace Dove, made according to the plans specified by Roots & Shoots. It has "flown" on many special R&S occasions! Is there a group here in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area that might want it? We are in Oakland, California. Here are photos of the dove unassembled. It is easy to put together with the PVC pipes that we have for it. The "wingspan" is almost 24' and the head is 3' long. So the dove can be held up high and flown easily, with a total of 4 people (one for the head, two for the wings, and one person holding up the tail with no pipe). The wings and tails store inside the hollow head, so storage is pretty compact."
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A beautiful piece of art by @oliviarose_art done as a reflection assignment for the #RootsandShoots online course, Turning Learners Into Leaders. Gorgeous! #JaneGoodall
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Is your group collecting and recycling used electronics? Visit www.rootsandshoots.org/5000devices to tell us how many devices you've recycled and help us reach our goal of recycling 5000 devices! Also, check out this project by a member of the Roots & Shoots U.S. National Youth Leadership Council who has been working hard to help us reach our goal.
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Tara Easter started a Roots & Shoots group at her alma mater, NC State, before heading to Portland, OR where she works as a conservation biologist focused on saving endangered and potentially endangered species.
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It's the middle of the week! Already thinking about the weekend? Here are some reasons (and ideas) to get outside this weekend from a member of the U.S. National Youth Leadership Council.