Jane Goodall inspires youth to make positive changes in their communities and in the environment.

From a young age, Jane Goodall had a dream to visit Africa. She was inspired by Tarzan, Dr. Doolittle and her mother to protect nature. And with strong determination, Jane eventually went to Africa where she studied and learned from chimpanzees.

Jane's inspiration has helped her take action to protect the planet and all its amazing creatures. In an effort to encourage new generations to be better stewards, she founded the Roots and Shoots Program for youth around the world. Her program is now in 120 countries with 15, 000 active groups worldwide.

Jane Goodall would like Canadians to consider the impact we each have on the planet through the actions we take. Spend time every day thinking about the consequences of the small choices you make — what you eat, what you buy, what you wear and how you interact with others. Making small changes in our everyday lives, when multiplied by the effort of others, will lead to something much greater.

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