Roots & Shoots is JGI’s global community conservation programme. It empowers young people of all ages to design and implement sustainability action projects with positive impacts for animals, people and the environment. A.P.E

There is a powerful force unleashed when young people resolve to make a change.

Dr Jane Goodall

Through Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme, you become part of the next generation of community leaders. We support you as you explore your community, identify issues and take action.

Support from the JGI New Zealand team
Leadership experience
To be part of a network of global citizens leading commnity change
Opportunites for grant money


Join our Roots & Shoots family!  Sign up here!


Start making a difference right away with simple sustainability impact actions and our 1-click campaigns


Form your own Roots & Shoots Club. Decide what kind of Roots & Shoots group you want to have. Groups come in all shapes and sizes...and ages.


Design your own action project to address needs that you care most about. Follow the 4-Step Formula for identifying a Roots & Shoots Campaign that speaks to YOU. 

Register your Roots & Shoots action project and use our resources to support you through making a real difference!

Roots & Shoots In All Kinds Of Ways



You can become a force for change in your community starting now.

Join Roots & Shoots

Get The Tools

We have all the info you need to get you started on an awesome project that will make a difference where you live.

Explore The Roots & Shoots Change Project Journey

Roots & Shoots Club Registration

Find out about forming a Roots & Shoots Club and register the Club with us.

Start a Roots & Shoots Club

Project Registration

Roots & Shoots individuals and groups need to register their action projects with us.

Register your Roots & Shoots Project

Check Out Roots & Shoots In Action

Need some inspiration? Check out these past projects!

Roots & Shoots in Action

More Information & Support

If you are a student or individual looking to start a Roots & Shoots project in your community or school or organisation contact our Roots & Shoots Education Coordinator for inspiration and support!

Contact Roots & Shoots Education Coordinator

Top reasons to join Roots & Shoots

You get to address real issues.

Address global and local issues relevant to your community.

We are in more than a 100 countries and counting!

Over 150,000 members in 100 countries.

You’ll have the opportunity to get your hands dirty.

(Or not, if that’s not your thing.) From tree planting, beekeeping, and habitat restoration, community outreach, and education.

Our youth blossom into leaders like Jane Goodall.

If you grew up aspiring to be Jane Goodall, Roots & Shoots is a great place to start!

Friends with a purpose are the best kind.

Meet people in your community that care about the same things you do, make a difference - and you strengthen the human population without even trying!

We have tools so you can lead an awesome Roots & Shoots group.

Teachers, parents, community leaders, or students, can be effective Roots & Shoots leaders with our resources.

Simple Steps Toward The Global Goals

Not ready for a change project with your group or class. Through Roots & Shoots you can take simple steps but make collective impacts and action towards the Global Goals.

Bring Action On The Global Goals Into The Classroom

Discuss with your class the ways in which they, their families and communities can make simple changes, but steps towards the Global Goals.

Bring Action On The Global Goals Into Your Life

National Youth Leadership Council

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots New Zealand is a programme dedicated to helping young people change the world. What better way to help them make a difference than by leading the movement!

By engaging Youth Leaders, Roots & Shoots gains a better understanding of our audience and how to reach them, taps into a powerful volunteer resource, grows our outreach capabilities and demonstrates our commitment to Dr Jane's vision.

If you would like to be part of the Roots & Shoots Leadership Council in New Zealand apply today!

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