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.
On September 22, 2011, Jane gave the opening keynote address at the annual AARP convention in Los Angeles. An estimated 8,000 people attended the session! While backstage, Jane met actress and comedienne Carol Burnett.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced September 1, 2011, that the agency will begin reviewing the status of chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act. The review process ultimately will determine whether the U.S. government provides the same level of protection for chimpanzees that are captive in the United States as it does for wild chimpanzees.