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The Roots & Shoots Awards 2009


As part of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme, schools from across the UK were invited to Regent’s Park, London this week to take part in a prestigious Awards ceremony in the presence of Dr Jane Goodall and Livia Firth.

The event took place at the Zoological Society of London’s headquarters – a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats and where Dr Jane saw her first chimpanzee.

Students prepared creative showcases of their contribution in the area of people, animals and the environment and described to Dr. Goodall and the other participants and guests what they had achieved, why it was important and how they would build on their work for the future preservation of the planet.

Schools were presented with certificates and awards from Dr. Jane Goodall and Livia Firth, Creative Director of Eco Age, an exciting new retail concept and the first of its kind that offers inspiration and ideas for those who want to lead a greener and more energy efficient life.

Dr Goodall travels 300 days of each year campaigning for the change needed to get us living in a sustainable manner. As she states,

‘we don’t inherit the world from our ancestors – we borrow it from our children….’

Roots & Shoots now has over 600 groups in the UK alone and educational programs in 120 countries with thousands of young people involved across the globe.

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