The 2013 Tournament of Roses®

'Oh, the Places You'll Go!' - Tournament of Roses®

Dr. Jane Goodall: 2013 Grand Marshal

This New Year’s Day, in front of a worldwide television audience, Dr. Goodall will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2013 Tournament of Roses® festivities.  In her role as Grand Marshal, Dr. Goodall will ride in the 124th Rose Parade® presented by Honda—themed “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”—and toss the coin before the 99th Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO.

Dr. Goodall has been an inspiration to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses as the organization continues to seek ways to make the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game more sustainable by finding ways to evolve waste-management practices and inspire change in those who participate in Tournament of Roses events.

“We selected our theme ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ with Dr. Goodall in mind as Grand Marshal,” said Tournament of Roses President Sally Bixby.  “The theme can be interpreted as a celebration of accomplishment, discovery and travel of course, but equally valid is its implicit call to action.  We think Dr. Goodall’s life story is a testament to the sense of adventure and openness to possibility that this phrase suggests:  As a young woman, she defied convention to follow her dreams, and she has committed herself to a life of global citizenship, inspiring children and adults alike along the way.  2013 will be the 53rd anniversary of her field study of the Gombe chimpanzees.  I can think of no one whose life has better exemplified our theme and message than Dr. Jane Goodall.  Dr. Goodall is now an international icon, but it is her passion for discovery and how she has used her celebrity for the betterment of the world that has drawn us to her.”

Click here to read the full press release from the Tournament of Roses.

From Pasadena to Your Family Room: Bringing the Tournament's Sustainability Message Home

This New Year's Day as you're watching the Tournament of Roses® festivities, remember Dr. Goodall's inspirational message that everyone can make a difference, and think about what you can do.

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program, has some great ideas about what you can make make the world a more sustainable place—for people, animals and the environment. 

Oh the places you can go - after the game, turn off the TV and get outside for a nature walk, or just a simple breath of fresh air.


After the winter holidays, gather any old electronics and have them recycled.

Make a plan to reduce your waste through a household audit of trash, food and water usage.


Clean out the closets - look through any old clothes you may have and take them to a shelter or thrift store.