New Roots Institute is a nonprofit empowering the next generation with knowledge and training to end factory farming.

Together, we can create a just and sustainable food system for all.

Factory farming is one of the most harmful industries, impacting the health of people, animals, and the planet. At New Roots Institute, we are strengthening one shared movement—the movement to end factory farming. By empowering the next generation with knowledge and training to do just that, the end is in sight.


Students Impacted


High School & College Lessons


Fellows Trained in Leadership

How we build capacity in the movement

Through interactive, high school and college lessons, we inspire critical thinking and dynamic discussions about the connections between industrial animal agriculture and current key issues impacting us all—like animal welfare, climate change and environmental sustainability, human rights, and personal and public health.

Through our Leadership Program, we offer fellowships for students motivated to dig deeper into the impacts, and solutions, of factory farming—while being trained in effective communication, advocacy, and leadership skills. Upon completing the fellowship, alumni go on—with our continued support—to develop and empower other leaders to create change in their communities toward our shared goal of ending factory farming.

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Meet the New Roots Team

Meet the Board of Directors