London UK – Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme won its second award in the UK on Monday 11th November at a prestigious event in the House of Commons. This year Roots & Shoots was awarded the highest accolade – the GREEN CHAMPION!
The Chief Executive of The Green Organisation, which recognises both companies and charities who have made an outstanding contribution to the environmental sector, presented the award. Out of around 300 entries worldwide, Roots & Shoots UK won the GREEN CHAMPION award for Environmental Best Practice.
Tara Golshan (Executive Director, Education) who attended the event, said: “This award is extremely meaningful for us and highlights the fact that great things can be achieved on very limited resources and every individual can make a difference every day through simple actions that ensure the future protection of our planet”.
“Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is now in over 1,600 schools in the UK and it’s the dedication and inspiring ideas that come from the young people that make this programme such a success. We are very proud to win this award”. Claire Quarendon, JGI Manager
The award comprised of a bright green apple trophy with the programme being described and commended to an audience from both the private and public sector who had flown in from around the globe.