Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots” 2023 Chapter is a recognised post secondary chapter affiliated with Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots.
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots engages youth in hands-on, community action projects that make a difference for 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.
This club will nurture young adults to be engaged community leaders who understand sustainability issues and how they impact people, animals, and the environment, while valuing diverse perspectives and thriving on the collaboration of all disciplines in reaching a common goal.
The group will collectively design small projects that aim to address local issues, affecting people, animals, and/or the environment. Each project will raise awareness surrounding these issues through events, guest speakers, and/or social media campaigns, fundraise and apply for grants to fund action plan(s), and engage the larger community through public events and volunteer opportunities. After completing these projects at the end of each term, the group will celebrate its achievements through various activities ranging from weekend leadership retreats and educational camping trips through to bbq’s that support locally grown food.