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.
"He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" by Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the environmental and humanitarian youth program of the Jane Goodall Institute, gathers young leaders and their adult mentors for leadership trainings throughout the year. Training with the tools and resources necessary to plan their Roots & Shoots projects, these leaders have a positive impact on their communities by improving the environment and make the world a better place for people and animals.
Music by I Am Not Lefthanded
Jane Goodall wishes everyone a happy 2011
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Campaign
On the Edge: Hope for Animals and their World
Jane visited Belgium last week as part of her Gombe 50 tour of Europe. While there she made a very special visit to the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels. The European Parliament is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union, and is the second largest democratic electorate in the world with 736 officials serving as members of the Parliament.
At a time when many animal species are at a crossroads, around the globe, passionate individuals and groups are dedicating themselves to ensuring a hopeful future for species threatened with extinction. Their stories are the ones that Dr. Jane tells in her most recent book, Hope for Animals and Their World.
Jane Goodall has taught the world more about chimpanzees than anyone else in the world. Her dream to study our closest relatives began in 1960 in Gombe Park, Tanzania, and she continues her work to save them today. Produced for the 2010 Jane Goodall Institute Global Leadership Awards by our Social Responsibility awardee The National Geographic Society .
Aidan Asekenye, education officer of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)-Uganda, recently presented at the 20th International Zoo and Aquarium Educators’ (IZE) Conference. The conference, which was themed “Connecting Children to Nature,” highlighted activities around the world that are educating youth about the environment and bringing them in direct contact with nature.