Wednesday, August 25, 2010

From the Inbox - We Won $50,000!

Dear Friend,

We are proud to announce that the Roots & Shoots Native Americas project will be awarded $50,000 in the Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green campaign! A special thank you to the many supporters who voted for Roots & Shoots over the last few weeks to keep us near the top!

Since 2006, Roots & Shoots has been working with the Oglala Lakota Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The Roots & Shoots Native Americas project works with the entire Pine Ridge community planting community gardens, doing Roots & Shoots projects and learning about traditional practices.

Roots & Shoots will use their $50,000 to help address the social and environmental issues in the community. They will continue to create clean, green community spaces; promote healthy, sustainable lifestyles and work with the residents to preserve, restore, and create natural and cultural resources on the reservation.

To learn more about the Roots & Shoots Native Americas project or for information on how you can get involved, please visit

Thank you to everyone who voted week after week and posted to Twitter, Facebook and all your friends! We couldn’t have done it without your help!


Maureen Smith

the Jane Goodall Institute

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