Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

A Special Holiday Message from Dr. Jane Goodall

“Now is the season of 'good cheer' when people step back, take a few breaths, and spend time with family and friends.  I have at last arrived back at home in Bournemouth to be with my sister Judy, her daughter Pip, and her grandchildren, 14-year-old Alex and 13-year-old Nickolai. And, of course, the three dogs:  Charlie, Calie Grace and Henry Bean. We will then be joined by my granddaughter Angel with two friends from Tanzania, and Judy's other daughter, Emma, with her two dogs!

2013 Latin America Lecture Tour: Jane Receives Diploma in Argentina

This week, after a successful fall tour in the United States and Canada, Jane headed to Latin America. Over the next five weeks, she will travel to six counties, spreading her message of hope and meeting with young people involved in Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots. Many of her events will be broadcast via livestream, so be sure to check out our event page for more information. 

2013 U.S. Fall Lecture Tour: Jane Visits the West Coast

This October, after a short stop in Toronto, Canada, Jane made her way to the San Francisco Bay Area for a number of inspiring events. Her visit began with a lecture to staff at Clif Bar & Company about sustainable food practices and the importance of conservation. Prior to her remarks, Jane met with the company’s founders, Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford, and Kevin Cleary, the company’s chief executive officer, for a tour of the Clif Bar facility.

2013 U.S. Fall Lecture Tour: Jane's visit to East Carolina University

It’s certainly been an exciting fall for Jane! After receiving an honorary degree at University of St Andrews in Scotland, she headed to New York City to take part in the UN International Day of Peace, the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative Summit, and the Humane Education Conference. 

From CNN: Time for sanity on climate change, Goodall and Shiva tell Amanpour

Last week, during her recent stop in New York, and the International Women's Earth and Climate Summit, Dr. Goodall met with Dr. Vandana Shiva and CNN's Christiane Amanpour to discuss climate change, with special emphasis on the IPCC's recent report on the impact of human activity on it. Among her other remarks, Dr. Goodall specifically discussed her passion for empowering young people, and the Jane Goodall Institute's global environmental and humanitarian youth program, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots.

International Travel: Jane receives an honorary degree from University of St Andrews in Scotland!

Last Friday, Jane was one of 17 inspiring individuals on site to receive an honorary degree at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. The day was filled with excitement as the event marked the celebration of the university’s 600th anniversary. You can read a press release about the event here

PBS Special Features Pine Ridge and Exclusive Interview with Jane

For nearly a decade, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has supported efforts to empower youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota through the Institute’s Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program.

International Travel: Jane in Portugal

If you’ve been wondering what Jane has been up to this week, you’ve come to the right place! Jane and members of the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) global team took part in Rotary’s 104th International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal.

International Travel: Jane at The Observer Ethical Awards in the United Kingdom

Last week, Jane attended The Observer Ethical Awards in London where she presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Lenny Henry.

100 Day Countdown to 2013 International Day of Peace

In 100 days, on September 21, 2013, people will come together around the world to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace. As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon notes in his 100-day countdown message, this year’s theme of Education for Peace recognizes the importance of education in fostering global citizenship, cultivating mutual respect, and forging peace instead of conflict. As a UN Messenger of Peace, Dr.
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