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Roots and Shoots

"Founded by Dr. Jane Goodall, Roots & Shoots inspires youth of all ages to make a difference by becoming involved in their communities. Each Roots & Shoots group plans and implements service-learning projects that promote care and concern for animals, the environment, and the human community," from the Jane Goodall Web site. Roots and Shoots helped bring single stream recycling to the campus and Crete community in 2009. A butterfly garden was put on campus to help bolster the monarch butterfly migration. In the fall of 2011, we will begin work on a community garden, a Weatherization project in which we actively work on a dorm to make it more efficient, and work behind the scenes at Henry Doorly Zoo through their job shadow program. We run workshops that teach students, staff and community members how to turn single use plastic shopping bags into permanent reusable bags. Roots and Shoots is about pursuing projects we are passionate about.