Roots & Shoots

Dr. Jane Goodall Receives the 2014 Exemplar Award

At a private dinner in Atlanta on Friday night, Dr. Goodall was honored with the 2014 Exemplar Award from the Captain Planet Foundation, finishing out her nearly 12 month lecture tour around the globe. The award recognizes a real life environmental superhero, an individual who demonstrates extraordinary environmental stewardship, helping to protect and preserve the natural world and to make this place we call home a better place for everyone and everything.

From the Road: An Update From Dr. Jane Goodall

Three hundred days a year is a lot of time to be on the road and since 1986, that is exactly how Dr. Jane Goodall spends her time. Dr. Goodall’s days are filled with giving lectures, meeting with public officials, spending time with young people involved in Roots & Shoots and encouraging each one of us to make a difference to better our world for people, animals and the environment we all share. Dr. Goodall inspires by doing, by taking action — instead of just talking about what can be done.
 

About Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

 
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the youth-led community action and learning program of the Jane Goodall Institute. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to place the power and responsibility for creating community-based solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people.  Through the program, young people map their community to identify specific challenges their neighborhoods face.

Youth Outreach, Engagement and Education, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots - Internship Program

Location:  Washington Metro Area - Vienna (Tyson’s Corners), VA
Status: Open
Due Dates: October 1, 2013 for Spring 2014 program, February 1, 2014 for Summer 2014 program, June 1, 2013 for Fall 2014 program

Spring 2013 Tour: Photos from the road

To celebrate the kickoff of Dr. Jane's Spring 2013 USA lecture tour, here are some photos collected from the road! 

Spring 2013 Tour: Dr. Jane's visit to California

To celebrate the kickoff of Dr. Jane's Spring 2013 USA lecture tour, here are some photos collected from the road! 

Roots & Shoots 2013 National Youth Leadership Council Announcement

Through Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) trains young people to become effective community leaders. By spearheading projects in their communities that seek to improve the environment and benefit people and animals, Roots & Shoots youth learn what it takes to be an effective leader.

Jane Launches the "Twiga Project" in Tanzania

During her busy trip to Tanzania in July, Jane attended the launch and blessing of a project involving local members of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots and the Tanzania Portland Cement Company (TPCC), also known as TwigaCement. The goal of the “Twiga Project” is to rehabilitate and restore cement quarries while promoting environmental sustainability and conservation in Tanzania. The project is currently scheduled to run until April 2013.

Jane Goodall at the Tanzania Portland Cement Company in July 2012
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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.