About JGI China

Jane Goodall Institute China (JGI China)

The Jane Goodall Institute’s mission is to empower individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment for all living things.

The Roots & Shoots Environmental Education Program came to Beijing in 1994 and the Jane Goodall Institute China (JGI China) was established in 2000. Since then the Roots & Shoots program has become the flagship program of JGI China. The Roots & Shoots Program is administered by three offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu. In addition to overseeing the expansion of R&S in China, the R&S Beijing office is directly managed by JGI China.

Roots & Shoots

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Program (R&S) is an international hands-on environmental and humanitarian education program that is about making positive change happen – for the environment, for animals and for our communities.

Started in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzanian students who wanted to make a difference in their community, R&S extended to Europe and USA in 1993. In the last 20 years, there are 16,000 R&S groups active in schools, community and enterprises in over 130 countries and regions such as USA, Great Britain, France, Canada and Japan. Ranging from several to thousands of people in scale, R&S groups conduct programs in different ways. R&S is now a growing global program based on the principle that everyone has the ability to bring about change.

The Roots & Shoots Program is the focus of the Jane Goodall Institute in China. Since the first group in Beijing in 1994, we have established over 600 R&S groups around China.

Roots & Shoots has been widely successful in China providing a platform for young people to organize activities outside the school curriculum and participate in environmental, humanitarian and animal protection activities in their local communities. We have changed the behaviors and attitudes of hundreds of thousands of students and demonstrated that individuals can make a difference through active participation.

There are three Roots & Shoots offices in mainland China:

Beijing (also JGI China office) http://www.genyuya.org.cn/en/
Shanghai http://www.jgi-shanghai.org/
Chengdu http://www.cdgyy.org/
Contact an office in your region or send us an email: info@jgichina.org if you would like more information.