Inspiring China 萌芽中国

To celebrate 50 years of her groundbreaking research in Tanzania’s Gombe National Park, world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Goodall has traveled around the world visiting Jane Goodall Institutes and Roots & Shoots groups throughout the globe. China Green contributor Jonah Kessel caught up with Dr. Goodall in Shanghai to discuss the role Roots & Shoots has played in the development of environmental and social awareness in China.

By empowering young populations with knowledge and passion, Goodall’s presence in China has helped fuel other NGOs to begin to flourish.

Goodall’s message of peace has inspired young and old generations throughout the country. There are now over 600 individual Roots & Shoots groups in China working to improve social and environmental conditions. The groups strive to create better conditions for animal populations, the environment and the human community.

Produced by Jonah Kessel

Originally published on November 9, 2010


2 Responses to “Inspiring China 萌芽中国”

  1. Cynthia Dodd Says:

    What an inspiring video!
    I have shared it with Languages teaching colleagues as an excellent stimulus for inquiry – yes, even in the Languages classroom! Thank you, Dr. Jane Goodall, for spreading the message of hope and belonging through engagement with sustainability issues which is essential to young people everywhere. Your examples of concrete ways students are making a positive difference are very powerful.

  2. Inspiring China: Legendary Jane Goodall takes green message to Shanghai | Asian Correspondent Says:

    [...] video by China Green, from Asia Society Center on US-China relations in New YorkTo celebrate 50 years of her groundbreaking research in [...]

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