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The Power of Youth

The Jane Goodall Institute Taiwan


[email protected]

3F, No. 9, Ln. 75, Yongkang St., Da-an Dist., Taipei City


Internationally renowned primate research expert Dr. Jane Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in 1977, initially to study chimpanzees and promote chimpanzee conservation. In recent years, Dr. Goodall has actively spread the concept of conservation to the world. More than 30 JGI branch associations have been established worldwide. Jane Goodall Institute Taiwan was established in 1998 as the first JGI organization in Asia to promote the global environmental education program — "Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Program".


This year marks the 22nd year of JGI Taiwan. Throughout the years, JGI Taiwan has promoted a wide range of environmental education projects, with the hope that the Roots & Shoots program can thrive and spread both on campus and in community. We are committed to cultivating young students and making them a force for positive change in the world. At the same time, we have actively participated in many international initiatives, striving to connect with the world, and promoting Taiwan's efforts in sustainable living.


In 1991, Dr. Jane Goodall proposed the global youth program the Roots & Shoots program to encourage young people to take concrete actions on issues concerning the environment, animals, and their communities. During the 22 years of the program in Taiwan, we have actively cultivated young students and helped them gain a deeper understanding of the urgent problems faced by our environment. At the same time, we design specific initiatives and action plans to bring positive changes in society. As of now, more than 1,000 Roots & Shoots groups have been established all over Taiwan. These groups consist of parents, teachers, students, and community residents who work together for Taiwan’s animals, environment, and communities.


In addition to setting up the Roots & Shoots program groups, we have also held outreach and promotional activities on campuses and in major public spaces, in the hope of raising awareness of environmental protection. JGI has organized and hosted environmental art workshops and activities for almost a decade. In the last ten years, we have assisted elementary and secondary schools in Hsinchu, Taipei, and New Taipei to set up Roots & Shoots groups to guide students to learn about the secrets of animals. Students are then instructed to use various recycled materials to create artworks featuring interesting and cute animal props. In addition, we invited a music artist from France to write live and fun songs about animals with them. They wrote lyrics and composed music together. In 2020, we hope to go further and create stories about animals with children using paper and shadow puppet techniques.


With the generous sponsorship from individuals and groups, the Green Thumb Project promoted by JGI Taiwan have now spread all over Taiwan. At present, more than 200 sites have been established and thousands of native plants have been planted. These native species not only provide food sources and shelter for wild animals but also enrich the ecological environment of the campus and provide a natural and fitting site for environmental education. By using their hands to plant the native flora species, teachers and students participating in the Green Thumb Project (GTP) have felt a deep connection to nature. GTP enhanced their sensitivity to the environment and made them take concrete initiatives to implement environmental protection practices.


At the same time, in order to elicit concrete actions from the Roots & Shoots programs, the institute began to promote experimental education programs that integrate natural ecology into students' curriculum. Currently, we have partnered with 10 families in Taipei to establish the Jane Goodall Sustainability Academy, and are actively preparing for the establishment of a Jane Goodall experimental school in Taipei.


In addition, JGI Taiwan has also partnered with Chang Jung Christian University on various projects, including campus ecological art courses, animal carnivals, and an international bachelor's degree program in sustainable development. Dr. Jane Goodall visited Taiwan in 2016. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed to establish the "International College of Practice & Education for the Environment (ICPEE)," with Dr. Jane Goodall serving as the honorary dean, and the International Program of Sustainable Development (IPSD)" was established. IPSD accepted international students recommended by JGI associations around the world. There are currently 87 international students from the Roots & Shoots program around the world in the degree program. The first class will graduate next year. We foresee a strong force for positive changes will come out from these initiatives.


JGI is actively promoting "Roots & Shoots" programs in more than 30 countries around the world. In order to provide opportunities for young people from all over the world to communicate, “Global Youth Summits" have been held at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom for the past few years so that youths from all over the world can exchange their experiences and discuss the initiatives taken in their countries. Through workshop discussions, transnational action plans are formulated as an attempt to solve common environmental and ecological conservation issues. For instance "No Waste November Initiative" has been held for many years. In 2020, the Asia-Pacific Roots and Shoots Youth Summit was held for the first time in Taiwan, where regional environmental issues were discussed through online meetings and forums. An action plan for the Asia-Pacific region was formed to address environmental and social issues.


At present, the Roots & Shoots program promoted by JGI Taiwan have spread throughout Taiwan. Not only have we partnered with schools and organizations, but we have also worked with JGI associations in other countries, thereby expanding the international exposure for our students. The philosophy and purpose of this association are very consistent with the strategy that the USR project aims to promote. Teachers and students who are concerned with and willing to choose a sustainable lifestyle that protects the environment are welcome to contact JGI Taiwan to jointly "promote knowledge, cultivate aspiration, and inspire activism" through education and practical workshops.


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Measures for Leaving a Message to Enter the Draw for the Live Streaming of the Opening Ceremony

  • Event Period

    From 13:00 to 14:00 on December 12 (Saturday), 2020

  • Event Measures

    Log in to your personal Facebook or Google account to proceed with leaving a message; each account with a successful message of #2020usrexpo left before the end of the live streaming of the opening ceremony will have an opportunity to enter the draw, and each account is restricted to winning the prize once only.

  • List of Winners

    On December 14 (Monday), 2020, the list of winners will be announced on the event official website https://2020usrexpo.org/) Announcement of the list of winners

Event Prize Content

  • 1st Prize

    “Huei Yeh” Power Extreme Massage Gun 1 winner

  • 2nd Prize

    Nestle Dolce Gusto Genio 2 1 winner

  • 3rd Prize

    KINYO Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Speaker 2 winner

  • 4th Prize

    7-11 Gift Voucher valued at NT$200 27 winner

Announcement of the list of winners

The various prizes are expected to be notified via email and also announced on the event official website on December 14 (Monday), please will the prize winners pay attention to the prize-winning information, and send back the relevant documents according to the notices & explanations; no separate notification will be issued.


  1. The event period for this event is based on Taiwan time, and the delivery of the rewards is restricted to regions including Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu.
  2. Please refer to the actual products for the event rewards, the pictures used on the website are for reference only; no request for changing colors, specs, transfers, or cash redemption will be accepted.
  3. Our event organizer will not be liable for the follow-up warranty and maintenance of the winning rewards; once the rewards have been collected, signed, and accepted, no reissuance of the rewards will be available if the rewards have been lost, peculated, discarded, or damaged. Please refer to the actual products for the prize rewards, no return or exchange will be accepted; the prize winner must contact the manufacturer of the rewards if there is any issue regarding malfunctioning, damage, or maintenance.
  4. 1st prize ~ 2nd prize (Winning prizes with a value exceeding NT$1,000 (inclusive): Each prize winner should fill out the “Reward Collection Application and Receipt (will be announced together with the announcement of the list of winners)” within 7 days (including holidays based on the post stamp) starting from the next day with the announcement of the list of winners, and must provide a copy of both sides of the ID card. The copy must be sent to the specified place via registered mail; those passing the deadline will be deemed to give up the prize and rights, and no objections will be accepted from the prize winners.
  5. 3rd Prize ~ 4th Prize (Winning prizes with a value less than NT$1,000 (inclusive): Prize winners should reply to the prize-winning notifying letter via Email within 7 days (including holidays) starting from the next day of the announcement of the list of winners, to confirm the collection of the rewards and to fill out the relevant info for sending the rewards (to confirm the address for sending the gift), and to accelerate the follow-up qualification review. If the prize winners do not complete the relevant info before the deadline, they will be deemed to give up the opportunity to collect the rewards, and no alternative gifts or reissuance of gifts will be available.
  6. When the prize winners have completed filling out the prize-winning info, the organizer will double-check the identification data of the prize winners, the rewards will only be sent out when all data is correct.
  7. All prize-winning qualification needs to be approved by the organizer before it becomes effective, all reviewing standards are based on the organizer as the only reference.
  8. If the prize winner did not fill in the data complete and correct, or cannot be in contact, or did not send back the required data within the announced time of the rewards, the prize winner will then be deemed to voluntarily give up the prize, no separate notification will be announced.
  9. According to the R.O.C Tax Act, if the prize winner is an individual residing in Taiwan, and the prize amount (value) exceeds NT$1,000 (inclusive), then a copy of both sides of the ID card will need to be handed in for taxation, which will be incorporated into individual income for the annual taxation. If the prize winner is not an individual residing in Taiwan, 20% of reward tax must be deducted from the reward first regardless of the prize amount before the prize winner can collect the reward. If the prize winner is not an adult, a household registration transcript must be provided along with a letter of consent from the legal representative. If the prize winner is unwilling to pay the tax first, he/she will be deemed to give up the reward, and no objections will be accepted.
  10. If the prize winner is in violation of the relevant event measures or has other dissents, the organizer is allowed to retrieve the reward and no objections from the prize winner will be accepted. If a judicial dispute is involved, all legal liabilities will be held by the individual. The organizer will not be liable.
  11. If it is confirmed that the participant used a hacker program or other method that evidently violates the fairness of the event in an attempt to influence the event, the organizer is then allowed to disqualify the participant immediately or to cancel the prize-winning qualification. Compensation will be liable if a loss is caused for the organizer due to this.
  12. For reasons that the organizer are not liable for, including a computer, network, telephone, or technique issues resulting in the delay, loss, incorrect, unidentifiable, or damaged data uploaded by the participants, the organizer will not be liable for any legal liability, and no objections from the participants and prize winners will be accepted.
  13. The organizer reserves the rights to review the qualification of the event participants, if the organizer or a third party has reported that the participants are found to use methods that are intentional or evidently violate the fairness of the event, or do not conform to the rules of this event, the organizer will then be allowed to cancel the prize immediately.
  14. The event measures are stated on the event platform, the organizer reserves the right to alter the event details at any time (participating method, gift content and quantity…etc.); the participants must agree completely to follow and obey the alterations of the event without any objection. Please refer to the announcement of the event measures if alternations have been made to the event measures, no separate notification will be available.
  15. Unmentioned matters of this event should be handled according to the relevant rules of the civil law; the organizer reserves the rights to maintain, modify, cease and explain the content, as well as to cancel the prize-winning qualification of any prize winner influencing other prize winners’ rights. Refer to the announcement on the platform for the modification info; no separate notification will be available.
  16. Participants in the event agree to accept the event measures and notices, if, in violation, the organizer will then be allowed to cancel the qualification of the participant or the prize winner, and then request the participant for compensation for the losses caused.
  17. When the event is unable to be conducted due to force majeure causes, the organizer has the rights to cancel, terminate, modify, or cease the event. Participants in the event are deemed to accept the effectiveness of the rules, for unmentioned matters, the organizer reserves the rights to modify, terminate, and alter the event content details without giving out a separate notification.


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