Roots & Shoots
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.
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.
Through Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is dedicated to cultivating a generation of global citizens. To maintain and build the Roots & Shoots network and our educational programs on the ground, we rely upon the help and support of our members, individual donors, corporations, foundations and other organizations. The ways that we can work together are diverse.
On July 23, 2012, Dr. Jane stopped by the Little Theatre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to present local youth Adam Anthony with his 2011 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Award for Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership, as Adam was unable to attend the awards ceremony last year. To learn more about Adam, check out the video below.
Award Recognizes the Institute’s Work to Connect Kids and Nature
Here we are at the beginning of 2012 about to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program. Over the last two decades, Roots & Shoots has grown from just 12 high school students from nine different schools in Tanzania to a worldwide movement of young people who are dedicated to realizing a vision for a better world. I couldn’t be more proud of what they have accomplished.
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When not filming in the field, Bill Wallauer, the Jane Goodall Institute's (JGI) wildlife cameraman and research videographer, speaks with a variety of audiences about JGI and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, JGI's environmental and humanitarian youth program. Below, Bill recalls a lecture he gave last fall at Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots North America Training Summit.
In October 2011, the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots team launched the 2011-2012 Global Youth Campaign, One Million Hours of Service.