JGI and Roots & Shoots Celebrate Earth Day!
Celebrate Earth Day by joining the Jane Goodall Institute and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots in taking action to protect our planet!
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) operates across Sub-Saharan Africa protecting and restoring globally important ecosystems that support local communities, as well as chimpanzees and other endangered species. Members of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, our global environmental and humanitarian youth program, also take action to improve their communities and to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment we all share. Find out what we are doing and how you can participate!
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“Every individual matters, every individual has a role to play, and every individual makes a difference.”
— Jane Goodall
What Roots & Shoots Members Are Doing For Endangered Species
Around the world, Roots & Shoots members are working on inspiring projects to save endangered species in their communities and beyond:
- Each summer Dry Creek Roots & Shoots (CA, USA) volunteers with SPAWN to rescue endangered Coho salmon and threatened steelheads from drying spawning rivers.
- Save the World Roots & Shoots (MD, USA) built six birdhouses for endangered Eastern bluebirds with the help of a local bird enthusiast. The group continues to monitor and clean the birdhouses.
- D.A.S. R&S (ON, Canada) members sold popsicles in their school and community to raise funds for the protection of panda habitats in China. This project was submitted as a part of the JGI-Canada Campaign: Planet Releaf.
- and more!
What You Can Do for Earth Day?
Everyone can make a difference. People of all ages, from grandmothers to preschoolers, can start a Roots & Shoots project in their own community.
Follow these simple steps to find an endangered or threatened species in your area and get started today!