World renowned primatologist Jane Goodall thinks giving people hope for the future is key to changing the way we interact with nature and our planet.
Her organization Roots and Shoots aims to foster this respect and caring in youth through active learning and engagement. This hope for the future is what we need to see positive change on this earth. Take action now to help sprout change.
With over 50% of the world’s population under 25, there’s a new generation of change makers on the way.
They’re already beginning to sprout changes worldwide with the help of leaders like Jane Goodall.
Jane was inspired herself as a youth, falling in love with animals and making a career out of animal conservation. She now travels the world, spreading her message on conservation and the environment, and handing youth the tools to act through her innovative Roots and Shoots organization. Roots and Shoots sparks hope in young people for a brighter future.
“One of my hopes is that more and more young people…become involved in Roots and Shoots and that somehow I can reach enough hearts for people to have hope, because if people don’t have hope, we may as well give up.”
– Jane Goodall
Get involved in a youth Roots and Shoots campaign, like Project Blue (Water), Planet Releaf (Forests) or start your own with their resources.
Help Bring Back the Wild and conserve animals with Earth Rangers.
Shape positive ideas from a young age on food and healthy eating for the planet by target="_blank" shopping at farmers’ markets or by joining a community garden.
Are you a young person with an idea to change the world? Start a youth venture with the help and resources of Ashoka.
Sign up for the We Schools in Action program, and get your school or class involved in world issues and positive change, and ‘Like’ We Day on Facebook
Follow Roots and Shoots on Twitter.
Become a friend of Roots and Shoots on Facebook
Join the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada group on Facebook.
Join the Roots and Shoots Canada group on Facebook
Join Roots and Shoots to access resources and support for your change-making youth group.
Donate to the Jane Goodall Institute to help keep their conservation efforts going.
Become a Chimp Guardian to sponsor and nurture a chimp in Africa.
Leave a comment here and on Jane’s webisode with your thoughts and ideas on youth action for positive change!
Tell 10 friends that over 50% of the world’s population is under 25, a percentage of the population with a great capacity for change, and they need the tools to act now.
Share Jane Goodall’s GreenHeroes webisode using our neat Sharelizer widget. You can post GreenHeroes.tv videos on your blog or website by simply following the directions on our site.
Remember – in the battle to save the planet, youth can sprout change: Share stories of young people you know creating positive change, by entering our contest, and you’ll be eligible to win a prize, including being featured on TV as our next GreenHero! Contest details and more information can be found here.