What is a R&S Group?
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What is a R&S Group?

Roots & Shoots encourages everyone who wants to use their own effort to change the environment around them to start their own R&S group in their school, company, and community. Since 1994, we have established over 1,000 R&S groups around China; all of them are based on a spirit of volunteerism, demonstrating that individuals can make a difference through active participation.

 

The Roots & Shoots Beijing Office offers fundamental training for volunteers and members of new R&S groups. It consists mostly of introductions to the Roots & Shoots environmental education projects, the mission of the Roots & Shoots office, our philosophy, and introductions to current ongoing projects. Training is designed to help new group members better understand Roots & Shoots, and forge a closer relationship with the Roots & Shoots family.

 

If you are interested to hear more about R&S groups or trainings, please contact group@genyuya.org.cn

 

 

Why start a R&S group at your school?

 

  

 

As a particpant of a R&S group, you get to:

 

• Spread awareness about local environmental issues on campus

• Promote sustainability on campus

• Enrich the school community through meaningful student projects

• Increase school spirit by joining the global fight to protect our environment

• Gain valuable extracurricular experiences

• Cultivate your leadership and managerial skills

• Learn how to work effectively in groups

• Opportunity to meet Dr. Jane Goodall when she visits!

 

Hear what past R&S participants have to say!

 

"It was with R&S where my love for nature grew and where I gained inspiration to continue my studies in environmental studies…As I prepare to go on to graduate studies in environmental policy I look back to my time with R&S with great joy and hope that my work and commitment with them has only begun.”

- James Tsou-Wong, leader of the first Roots & Shoots group in China and great grandson of the famous Geologist J.S. Lee

 

If you are interested to start a R&S group, click here for more information. 

 

Roots & Shoots Beijing Office, Room 1309, Beijing City International School, No.77 Baiziwan Nan Er Rd, Chaoyang District,  Beijing, China 100022