Prince Harry Meets Dr Jane Goodall and Roots & Shoots Change-Makers

Jul.24.2019

Jane Goodall Institute, July 24 2019 –  In a royally excellent meeting of compassionate leaders, Prince Harry and Dr. Jane Goodall came together along with 26 young Roots & Shoots representatives from around the world for the Global Summit at Windsor Castle! The event included a speech from Prince Harry, a showcase of Roots & Shoots projects, brainstorming for current and future collaborations, and a collective thinktank on how to make the world a better place, today.

The Roots & Shoots model is all about how each and every one of us can make a difference every single day. The 26 representatives from all around the world are responsible for projects that bring that model to life – creating solutions to problems in their communities. From creating campaigns to support ocean conservation, to solving local homelessness, to reducing unsustainable palm oil in everyday products, the Roots & Shoots leaders at this summit blew Prince Harry and Dr. Goodall away.

Memorable Quotes from the Event:

  • “Just as Jane has a legacy, and I have a legacy – you have a legacy too.  As leaders in your communities striving to making a positive impact, you have a responsibility to set an example with the choices you make, not only in your work but in your personal life too – others will follow, perhaps they already do. This is why the Roots & Shoots programme is so inspiring. When I heard that all of you here today are part of a network of more than 150,000 Roots & Shoots groups representing almost 60 countries now – it’s easy to see the potential you all have to make a massive impact in the places you live and together reaching right around the world. As we all now know, in the world we live in today, we’ve polluted the air and oceans, flattened rainforests, and burned through the world’s resources.”
  • “As leaders in your communities striving to making a positive impact, you have a responsibility to set an example with the choices you make, not only in your work but in your personal life too – others will follow, perhaps they already do.”

Prince Harry is definitely on board with Roots & Shoots, and Dr. Goodall started the whole thing, so what are you waiting for? Right now, while we observe terrible tragedies and challenges around the world, we also know that with all of our passion, brains and hearts working to make things better, we can make a tremendous difference.

** Photos were quoted from the Internet.

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