Roots & Shoots
The 2011 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards were presented on September 24, 2011. This year's winners for the Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Award were Lauren Gibson from Carmel, Ind. and Adam Anthony from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This award honors an individual (aged 13-26) who demonstrates leadership and excellence through his or her work to help preserve and protect our natural world.
It’s my favorite time of the year—leaves are turning and it’s time for the Roots & Shoots North
America Summit. I love our Summits because Roots & Shoots members know that giving back
should be fun. More than just a conference, the yearly event is a celebration of the community
impact that members have through their projects and volunteering.
Join the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots as we celebrate International Youth Day!
For the past two decades, Dr. Jane Goodall and JGI have supported the efforts of young people across the globe who are making this world a better place for people, animals and the environment through Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, JGI’s international youth program.
It has been one month since I started as the Fellow. I came to this position after being involved with a
Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Council. Having the opportunity to spend time with the youth leaders, I
have come to learn what an incredible group of individuals they are - enthusiastic, passionate and inspiring.
One of the projects that I was extremely excited to help lead is the annual Global Youth Campaign.
Twenty years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzanian students started what has become an international movement of young people dedicated to creating a better world. Today in more than 120 countries, hundreds of thousands of Roots & Shoots members work together on youth-led service projects to improve communities and to make the world better for people, animals and the environment we all share.