Hope to Action: Empowering Young People to Build a Sustainable Future

Dr Jane Goodall DBE and the Roots & Shoots Australia National Youth Leadership Council - University Lecture (Live-stream)

“I like to envision the whole world as a jigsaw puzzle…If you look at the whole picture, it is overwhelming and terrifying, but if you work on your little part of the jigsaw and know that people all over the world are working on their little bits, that’s what will give you hope.” – Dr Jane Goodall


How might we move from Hope to Action?

Dr Jane Goodall DBE has inspired generations of conservationists and enriched humankind’s understanding of animals, people and our shared environment. Today, there are Jane Goodall Institutes in 35 countries and Roots & Shoots (R&S) education programs in 100+ countries around the world to support her vision and legacy. In 2016, the Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) launched its R&S Australia National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) to provide an opportunity for young Australians to pave the way for the next generation of conservationists.

Join Dr Jane Goodall and the R&S Australia NYLC for an inspiring evening during the last week of Dr Goodall’s 2017 Tour of Australia. The evening will focus on the role that young Australians, and those who facilitate their academic development, can play towards a sustainable future. It will include presentations from the NYLC, a talk from Dr Goodall, and a Q&A interview Session facilitated by JGIA Chair, Paul Smith. 

Upon purchasing your ticket, you will have the opportunity to suggest a question for Dr Goodall to answer on the night! If your question is selected, you will be notified ahead of the event. A digital program of the event will be sent to registered emails in advance of the date. 

Your JGIA hosts for the evening will be Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council leader Asha Mortel, Teah Hammet and Roots & Shoots Coordinator (Queensland) Kate Garland.

The University of Queensland event will be holding a series of expert talks prior to the livestream, as well as presentations highlighting research initiatives through CEED (ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decision) and the UNEP Great Apes Survival Partnership. JGIA is grateful for the support of CEED Director Professor Kerrie Wilson, doctoral candidate Courtney Morgans, the UQ Union, and the Society for Conservation Biology UQ for supporting this event.


‘Dr Jane Goodall DBE and the R&S Australia NYLC University Live-stream, Hope to Action: Empowering Young People to Build a Sustainable Future’ is hosted by Macquarie University and the Centre for Environmental Law through the 2017 Distinguished Visiting Fellow Scheme. 


June 21, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
(end times may vary)


Steel Building, Room 206
University Dr, University of Queensland, 
St Lucia QLD 4067, Australia




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