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Make Every Day Earth Day

Roots & Shoots gets kids involved

By Damien Murphy and Miranda Rector | April 20 , 2012

In 1991, Dr. Jane Goodall and 12 students from Tanzania founded the organization Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots. Today, Roots & Shoots gets kids from more than 120 countries involved in projects for people, animals, and the environment, while teaching them about the problems facing the planet.

In March, Kid Reporters Damien Murphy and Miranda Rector found out more about the Roots & Shoots program by speaking to Adrienne Bermingham, the 2011-12 Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Fellow, at the Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair.

Watch their interview by clicking Play Video. And you can read more about the inspiring projects at the Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair by checking out Damien and Miranda's posts on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Blog!

To find out how you can participate in Roots & Shoots in your community, visit the Roots & Shoots website.

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EARTH DAY 2012

Celebrate Earth Day and the fight to keep our planet clean on April 22. Scholastic Kid Reporters explore ways to make every day Earth Day in the Earth Day 2012 Special Report.

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