Hope is 365 Days of Roots & Shoots


In 2019, we witnessed tragedy, hardship, and loss. At the same time, we witnessed a generation electrified by these realities, especially overt and constant exposure to these challenges. This spark has ignited young people from every country, background, identity, and age charging forth, leading efforts to inspire, support, shape, grow, create and solve to make this a better world for all.

Our Roots & Shoots members across the United States sent shock-waves through their communities and the world with their projects, purpose and passion. Each of these people and projects represent the 9 Roots & Shoots Compassionate Traits, which help foster individuals who consider how a decision will impact all creatures and our planet, and work tirelessly to improve the lives of humans, other animals and the planet we share.

Below is just a snapshot into the volts of pure power of good emitted by our Roots & Shoots fam!


The Jane Goodall Institute is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment. Everything is connected—everyone can make a difference.

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About Author

Ashley Sullivan is the Communications & Policy Officer at the Jane Goodall Institute, where she works to connect individuals with Dr. Goodall's vision, and the JGI mission. Ashley graduated Stony Brook University with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Biology, and is currently pursuing a MS in Environmental Science & Policy at Johns Hopkins University. She has a varied background including conservation, art, communications, digital media, design, photography, and documentary filmmaking. Ashley believes in sharing information to empower and in the magic of storytelling to change hearts and minds. Through growing understanding, empathy, and justice, she believes it is possible to ignite positive change, every day.