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Monday, August 27, 2007

Roots & Shoots

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We all want to make the world a better place. But knowing where to begin and how to get involved can be a major road block for many of us. As a kid, getting people to take you seriously can be frustrating. And as a parent or teacher, you may want to be leader for your children in making an impact on the environment but don't know how. Roots & Shoots offers wonderful opportunities to join in and get involved. Roots & Shoots teams make positive change happen for their communities, for animals and for the environment through projects, special events and global campaigns. It is a youth–driven network of 8,000 groups in 100 countries guided by the priciples and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall, renowned primatologist, environmentalist and humanitarian. "Her firm belief that young people, when informed and empowered, when they realize that what they do truly makes a difference, can indeed change the world, is at the very heart of our program."

You can either join a pre-existing group or start your own. If you are an educator, click here for information on how to implement a Roots & Shoots program at your school.

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2 comments:

Elan Wang said...

Deidre, thanks so much for mentioning the Roots & Shoots program in your blog! It seems like a really great resource for young people who need ideas and guidance for how to channel their passions. Maybe there can be a way for us to colloborate more in the future?

- Elan Wang
Membership and Communications Manager, Roots & Shoots program
the Jane Goodall Institute

Ines said...

The Young Voices on Climate Change films produced and directed by children's author Lynne Cherry (the Great Kapok Tree) are for young people and for educators who want to teach about climate change in a way that empowers and inspires youth rather than scaring them.
Watch these documentaries about youth climate solutions at YoungVoicesonClimatechange.com