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Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

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Making a difference for Animals, People and the Environment.
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Applications are now closed, and will reopen in Fall 2019.

Want to grow your Roots & Shoots project or expand its impact? Apply for up to $1,000 of project funding from Roots & Shoots Canada. Applicants from last year can apply again this year!

You are eligible to apply if:

  • You’re a member of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Canada. Join here!
  • Your project will take place in Canada
  • Your project and final report will be completed by May 31st 2019
  • Your project fits into one of the project streams outlined below

All Roots & Shoots Projects:

  • Are youth-led (can be guided by an adult champion)
  • Address sustainability issues and make a difference for animals, people, and our environment
  • Encourage knowledge, compassion & action through our 4 Roots & Shoots steps: 1.Engage & Inspire 2. Observe & Map  3.Take Action  4.Celebrate Impact
  • Align with one or more of the 4 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we are focusing on:  Clean and Sustainable Water, Responsible Consumption, Climate Action and Life on Land.

Project Funding Streams

Sustainable Food

Indigenous Perspectives

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Voting will be become available when applications are closed.

Recipients are chosen based on the number of votes received and proposal review by a
selection committee comprised of JGI and donor representatives.

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Do great things in your community.

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots began in 1991 when Dr. Jane met with 12 Tanzanian high school students who wanted to tackle urgent problems in their community. Since that meeting, Roots & Shoots groups have multiplied many times over and can now be found in nearly 100 countries around the world. Wherever there’s a group, young people are making change that benefits animals, people and the environment.

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