Dr Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Australia celebrated International Day of Peace across the country this month.
The Brisbane Roots and Shoots Community celebrated International Day of Peace on 20th October 2018 at Kenmore South State School. The day involved a speech by Councillor Kate Richards, stalls led by numerous environmental organisations, a peace march lead by Queensland’s very own giant peace dove, tree planting activities and a beautiful cake. It was s perfect way to connect people with the environment and focus on the importance of mindfulness and compassion.
The giant peace doves are the brain-child of UN Messenger of Peace and conservationist Dr Jane Goodall DBE, who established Roots and Shoots in 1991 to inspire young people globally to make the world a better place. “With the peace doves, we remind everyone of the truth they sometimes forget—that peace is possible,” said Dr Goodall.
The day received a fantastic turnout with 200 people coming together as a community to partake in the festivities. There was a strong youth contingent with one little boy coming up to the podium and yelling out “we are going to change the world!” Young people are most certainly the future, inspiring hope through their action and compassion for environmental protection.