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, October 30, 2011

Penny Feud Donation

Elena Gustavson from the Center for an Agricultural Economy accepts the check from Roots & Shoots members at an assembly on Thursday. We celebrated our donation with ice cream for all!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wood Ducks & Kestrels

Guest Speaker- Paul Hamelin, Wildlife Biologist
Mr. Hamelin discussed Wood Duck and Kestrel habitat around Lake Memphremagog in Newport, Vt.
We started working on building some nesting boxes which will be put out in February.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Meeting September 29

Collecting juice pouches.

Measuring for the Nature Trail lettering.

Making "Stained Glass" leaves.

Ryan making a recycling check list.

Cleaning the compost bins with style!


We have accomplished our goal of reducing waste in our school. Due to your recycling and composting efforts, the dumpster will only need to be emptied twice per month instead of every week. We've saved the school money and helped the environment!!

Penny Feud Fundraiser

Thank You to all of the Waterford School students, staff and community members who contributed to our fundraiser for The Center of Agricultural Economy. This organization gives loans to farmers who have lost crops and livestock in the recent floods.

We raised $800!!!! Great job!

Colors of the Kingdom Parade/International Day of Peace

First Meeting 2011

Making the Peace Dove