What is Roots & Shoots?

What is Roots & Shoots?

Roots creep underground everywhere and make a firm foundation. Shoots seem very weak, but to reach the light, they can break open brick walls. Imagine that the brick walls are all the problems we have inflicted on our planet. Hundreds of thousands of roots & shoots, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world, can break through these walls. We CAN change the world.

- Dr. Jane

The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With tens of thousands of young people in almost 100 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of all ages who share a desire to create a better world. Young people identify problems in their communities and take action. Through service projects, youth-led campaigns and an interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Roots & Shoots New England

The Waterford School Roots & Shoots Group is featured this month on the Roots & Shoots New England Website and E-Newsletter!
Go to this link to read the article:

Great work!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The First Day of Composting

Nick showing his reusable lunch containers.

Align Right

Carrie and Desi helping younger students.

Middle School trash can..........only milk cartons!

Ryan collecting the recycling.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bring a Waste-Free Lunch Day

Waterford School will begin our composting program on Wednesday, February 10th with a Bring a Waste-Free Lunch Day.
Marcus Berry of NEKWM will be meeting with the kindergarten class to explain the composting process. Heather Burt, our local composting/gardening expert will be helping to educate students about what can be composted and recycled.
Roots & Shoots members will be monitoring the compost bins at lunch time for the first two weeks.

To raise awareness of our goals to reduce trash in our school,we sent home a letter outlining suggestions for ways to pack a waste-free lunch.