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Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth program to help people, animals and the environment. Dr. Goodall created Roots & Shoots 25 years ago with 12 Tanzanian high school students who wanted to tackle urgent problems they witnessed in their community. Roots & Shoots groups are now making positive change in over 130 countries around the world.


“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 their communities, animals and the environment we all share. 


I am immensely proud of all those who have been a part of the programme 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.”

On February 19th, 2016, Roots & Shoots celebrates its 25th anniversary. Help us celebrate by joining our Growing Together campaign for plants, trees and forests. Caring for plant life is one of the best ways to help fight climate change.  

Become part of our global Roots & Shoots network by registering with your closest Jane Goodall Institute. Join us in creating healthy habitats for plants and trees and become part of a movement that is making a difference for people, animals and the environment! 

Example Growing Together Projects from around the world:

In Western Australia, students planted a native species
garden where endangered animals can feed and nest.

In Austria, groups are contacting local media and making films to inform on the important functions of the forests.

In Belgium, Roots & Shootsers planted a vegetable garden to offer a haven for urban biodiversity and promote sustainable food. Elementary students in British Columbia, Canada removed invasive species to enhance habitat around a lake. In France, youth organized to clean up litter in their school yard and the nearby forest. Roots & Shoots Youth in India are not only planting trees but are working to raise awareness about conservation.
           
Young people in Indonesia are teaching the community about organutans to raise awareness about habitat destruction. In Peru, students protect schoolyard plants by caring for them and posting signs to keep
others from harming them.

Roots & Shoots youth in Qatar created kits to share with members of their community to
show them how to start their own roof gardens.

In Spain, students are recycling cell phones to reuse components and fund educational and conservation projects in Africa. Tanzanian students planted 2 acres of diverse trees to benefit their school and community. Youth in the United Kingdom are promoting educational resources to connect kids with nature.



For more information about Roots & Shoots near you, click on your country below.




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