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Introduction to Roots & Shoots
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Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian education program. Through your actions, Roots & Shoots groups promote care and concern for the environment, animals, and people. Together, you can become reasons for hope for the planet’s future. By joining Roots & Shoots you become part of an international network of young people who are committed to making the world a better place for all living things.

Community service and service learning projects are at the heart of the Roots & Shoots program. In planning projects, it is helpful to think of this framework:

Knowledge and Understanding is the base upon which everything else rests. If you want to make a difference, you must always strive for accurate information. The more you know about your community, the better you can judge what needs to be done. Not only will a high level of community knowledge gain you the respect of other community members, it will help you make informed decisions throughout your entire project.

Compassion is what guides the focus of your project. It is important that you have compassion for other living beings around you – human and non-human alike. Our hearts can help drive the planning process to the best, most necessary projects.

Action is the end result of all your planning. It is grounded in knowledge, driven by compassion, and requires hard work. Your actions will speak loudly in the community – use your voice well!

Check with your teacher to see if your class is registered with Roots & Shoots. Click here to find out more about Roots & Shoots!”

Click here to enter the Knowledge section and learn more about your community.

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