FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 25, 2011
Contact: Claire Gwatkin Jones
JANE GOODALL’S YOUTH PROGRAM COMMITS TO
ONE MILLION HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Leaders Launch New Campaign
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 Responsible Activism in Media and Entertainment was Dave Matthews. This award pays tribute to outstanding individuals who leverage their celebrity to advocate for sustainability, conservation and humanity in the spirit of Dr. Jane Goodall and her remarkable work.
The 2011 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards were presented on September 24, 2011. This years winner for Corporate Social Responsibility was The Walt Disney Company. This award honors a corporation or business that has taken significant steps to better our world through responsible business practices.
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.
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.
October 21 – 22, 2011
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA
Are you a teacher who is interested in incorporating opportunities for your students with your classroom curriculum?
Do you have students who want to learn about and impact the world beyond their textbooks?
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.