Asha – 17, QLD
Where did you first hear about Dr Jane Goodall, and what does she mean to you now as part of the NYLC?
I first heard about Dr Jane in my science class at the start if high school. We learnt about her amazing discoveries and some if the struggles she faced as a young woman in the field of science. She is such an inspiration for me as a young aspiring female scientist. I admire her bravery, confidence and sense of adventure. Now as part of the NYLC, Dr Jane is a constant reminder of how every single thing i do makes a difference and she inspires me to follow my dreams no matter what.
Do you have any advice on how approach becoming an active part of Roots & Shoots Australia?
To become an active part of Roots & Shoots i suggests getting together with a few friends who are passionate about the same things as you. It could be litter at school or wanting a community garden in your local area or at your university. It doesn’t have to be anything big and it’s much easier to start local. Brainstorm some ideas and get in touch with your local R&S leaders and they can give you some tips to go from there.