Jun 2016


Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots celebrates 25 years!

RS25imageJane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the youth-led, community action program of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada. Founded by renowned primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall, the program inspires and empowers youth to make a positive difference for people, other animals and the environment.

The Jane Goodall Institute is proud to announce that Roots & Shoots is celebrating its 25th birthday. What started with Dr. Goodall and 12 Tanzanian high school students has grown into a global movement reaching 87 countries and engaging hundreds of thousands of young people.

Says Dr. Goodall, “When I first met with high school students 25 years ago in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the first group of Roots & Shoots, I hoped that it would spread to other countries. I could not have dreamt that a quarter of century later it would represent thousands of young people around the world learning about local problems, planning projects and creating so many hands-on activities to benefit communities, animals and the environment we all share.

I am immensely proud of all those who have been a part of the program over the years and hope that 2016 will be a year of celebration of all that Roots & Shoots has achieved and a platform to launch us ever further in the years ahead.”

The Jane Goodall Institute is celebrating throughout the year and around the globe with our Growing Together Campaign. Roots & Shoots groups across Canada are encouraged to make a positive difference for plants, trees and forests through simple acts of natural kindness.

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