Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Youth Council
“While it is certainly true that young people are the future, I believe that it is equally important to recognize that young people are the present! Our actions and activism are capable of changing the world we live in at this very moment […]”

Grade: College—senior

Roots & Shoots History: Four Years with Roots & Shoots; RSYC member 2019-2023

Vaidehi is from Round Rock, Texas, and she is following her passion for environmentalism in her home state. The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be a major challenge for a lot of her work, but she still found ways to engage people in environmentalism virtually. For example, at the 2021 RSYC virtual summer summit, Vaidehi presented an original engaging environmental story she had written and illustrated. She was also asked to represent the RSYC by hosting a session for Disney’s Big Green Draw event to teach attendees about thinking green through Roots & Shoots! Through her participation in these opportunities, Vaidehi exceeded the goals she had set and was able to really learn a lot about herself, environmentalism, and conveying information to others. Outside of her work with Roots & Shoots, Vaidehi loves cooking, listening to music, watching her favorite shows, telling jokes and stories with friends and family, and learning new things.

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