Celebrate Roots & Shoots Peace Day with us! 

Each September, Roots & Shoots groups from around the world celebrate the UN International Day of Peace. Dr. Jane has been a UN Messenger of Peace since 2002 and she inspires us all to live in harmony with nature and each other. Each Roots & Shoots project is a step towards a future in which humans can live in peace with other animals, and with the environment we share. It's also a step towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Celebrate Day of Peace with people, animals, and the environment through the activities below. Share your photos on the Global Roots & Shoots Facebook Page and using #RootsandShoots #PeaceDay on social media.



Build an official Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Peace Dove Puppet — Dr. Jane's favorite!

Giant Peace Dove Puppets

Smaller Peace Dove Puppets

Share your peace artwork and it will be featured on Dr. Jane's Facebook Page.

Art4Peace Showcase Guide

Decorate a Peace Pole.

Peace Pole Guide

Host a Human Library to share diverse perspectives on peace.

Human Library Guide

Host an intercultural picnic and contribute to our "Cook in Peace" cookbook.

Cook in Peace Guide

JGI's Cook in Peace Cookbook

Celebrate peace through art and theatre. 

Art in Peace Guide

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[Download the 2019 poster.]

United Nations International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

2019 Theme: Climate Action for Peace

The theme draws attention to the importance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world.

Climate change causes clear threats to international peace and security. Natural disasters displace three times as many people as conflicts, forcing millions to leave their homes and seek safety elsewhere. The salinization of water and crops is endangering food security, and the impact on public health is escalating. The growing tensions over resources and mass movements of people are affecting every country on every continent.

Click here to learn more.

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