Roots & Shoots is JGI’s global community conservation programme, empowering 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!


Design an action project to address needs that you care most about. Follow the 4-Step Formula


Register your Roots & Shoots action project and use our resources to make a difference!


Want to make ongoing inpact? Form and register your own Roots & Shoots Club!

Roots & Shoots In All Kinds Of Ways



Become a force for change in your community, starting now!

Join Roots & Shoots

Get The Tools

All you need to get started on an awesome project that will make a difference where you live.

Roots & Shoots Resources

Explore The Roots & Shoots Change Project Journey

Project Registration

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

Register your Roots & Shoots Project

Roots & Shoots Club Registration

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

Start a Roots & Shoots Club

Check Out Roots & Shoots In Action

Need some inspiration? Check out these past projects!

Roots & Shoots in Action

National Youth Leadership Council

Roots & Shoots is dedicated to helping young people change the world. What better way to help them make a difference than by leading the movement!

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

NYLC - Learn more and apply

More Information & Support

If you are looking to start a Roots & Shoots project in your community or school or organisation contact us for inspiration and support!

Contact Roots & Shoots Education Coordinator