Jane Goodall Leads World's Young People In Celebrating Roots & Shoots Day Of Peace
Following the lead of their hero—renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE—young people around the world will join together on September 21 to celebrate Roots & Shoots Day of Peace. A UN Messenger of Peace since 2002, Dr. Goodall established the global, annual Roots & Shoots Day of Peace in 2004 to encourage Roots & Shoots members and other interested individuals to promote peace in their communities and around the globe.
Roots & Shoots members and friends craft Giant Peace Dove Puppets from reused materials and fly the Doves in their communities to symbolize their commitment to peace. In past years, Giant Peace Dove Puppets have flown in almost 100 countries in city parks, backyards, convention centers and even refugee camps. Held high by young hands, the Doves have spread their wings everywhere including the Coliseum in Rome, a monastery in Mongolia, the base of Mount Fuji and even the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.
“With the Peace Doves, we remind everyone of the truth they sometimes forget—that peace is possible. We celebrate all that is free and noble in the human spirit. And we celebrate all that so many people have done throughout the year—and will do next year—to create a better world,” said Dr. Goodall.
For the almost 100,000 Roots & Shoots members who hale from nearly 100 countries, peace is a way of life. With Roots & Shoots, peace is possible.
For more information about Roots & Shoot Day of Peace, visit http://www.rootsandshoots.org/campaigns/dove.
Find local Day of Peace event information at http://www.rootsandshoots.org/campaigns/dove/events.