Roots & Shoots
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2012
Contact: Shawn Sweeney
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.
Adrienne Bermingham was selected by the Jane Goodall Institute to serve as the 2011-2012 Youth Leadership Fellow and to support the Institute’s environmental and humanitarian youth program, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots. Adrienne travels around the United States and abroad helping spread Dr. Goodall’s hopeful message that young people, when given the tools and motivation, can indeed change theworld. Through presentations, workshops and trainings, Adrienne is helping the Jane Goodall Institute inspire and engage the next generation of leaders today.
Today, Tuesday, October 25, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots team proudly launches the 2011-2012 Global Youth Campaign, One Million Hours of Service.
The One Million Hours of Service campaign aims to do the following:
On Sept. 24, 2011, the Jane Goodall Institute hosted "A Conversation with Jane Goodall" featuring the Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards. The awards honor the work and achievements of individuals and organizations that embody the Institute’s mission by taking informed and compassionate action on behalf of all living things.
The 2011 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Award winners include:
• Esri for Excellence in Conservation Science
The 2011 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards were presented on September 24, 2011. This year's winner for the Excellence in Education Award was Renée Gunther. This award recognizes a teacher who exhibits leadership and excellence in his or her work to help preserve our natural world, protect animals and benefit our human community.