Browsing: Hope In Action

Every single day, Dr. Goodall and the staff of the Jane Goodall Institute hear stories about how Dr. Goodall’s life, work and message have caused them to take action or feel moved in some way. The stories speak of what can be accomplished today for a more harmonious planet where humans, other animals and the environment live in harmony. What if we could amplify these stories and make that future a reality? In honor of the Jane Goodall Institute’s 40th anniversary, Jane Goodall’s Hope in Action campaign calls upon people everywhere who have been inspired in some way by Dr.…

The rustling of leaves and buzzing of insects are interrupted by a loud and joyous pant-hoot, the sound of a nearby chimpanzee. While this noise may be an everyday occurrence in the forest of Gombe, it’s out of place echoing off the famous Hollywood Hills. On October 9, fans of Dr. Jane Goodall flooded the Hollywood Bowl to see a special screening of National Geographic’s new documentary JANE, and catch a glimpse of her early life and work in the remote areas of Tanzania. Transported by the beautiful never before seen footage arranged by acclaimed director Brett Morgen projected on the…

The power of a single story is immeasurable. When a young 26 year old woman from England traveled to Tanzania to study wild animals and share their stories, she transformed our understanding of our relationship to non-human animals, and what was possible for a woman in science, or in general. The reverberations of her story have echoed endlessly and caused the emergence of a generation of compassionate people willing to take action for the planet we all share. Now, we’re sharing those stories. In honor of the Jane Goodall Institute’s 40th anniversary, the Hope in Action campaign calls upon people…

The enthusiasm and creativity of young people holds a special place in Dr. Jane’s heart.  As one of the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots National Youth Leaders, I would love to share the story of a twelve-year old singer who stole all of our hearts.   Meet Ava Willis.  She wrote a song about Dr. Jane for a school assignment and made a beautiful video of her singing it in the first person while strumming along on her ukulele.  Ava is sharing Dr. Jane’s story using her own passion, music. I had the opportunity to chat with the awesome Ava about…

Hope in Action The power of a single story is immeasurable. When a young 26 year old woman from England traveled to Tanzania to study wild animals and share their stories, she transformed our understanding of our relationship to non-human animals, and what was possible for a woman in science, or in general. The reverberations of her story have echoed endlessly and caused the emergence of millions of other bold, unstoppable women. In Honor of the Jane Goodall Institute’s 40th anniversary, the Hope in Action campaign calls upon people everywhere who have been inspired in some way by Dr. Goodall’s…

Hope in Action The power of a single story is immeasurable. When a young 26 year old woman from England traveled to Tanzania to study wild animals and share their stories, she transformed our understanding of our relationship to non-human animals, and what was possible for a woman in science, or in general. The reverberations of her story have echoed endlessly and caused the emergence of millions of other bold, unstoppable women. In Honor of the Jane Goodall Institute’s 40th anniversary, the Hope in Action campaign calls upon people everywhere who have been inspired in some way by Dr. Goodall’s message…

Hope in Action The power of a single story is immeasurable. When a young 26 year old woman from England traveled to Tanzania to study wild animals and share their stories, she transformed our understanding of our relationship to non-human animals, and what was possible for a woman in science, or in general. The reverberations of her story have echoed endlessly and caused the emergence of millions of other bold, unstoppable women. In honor of the Jane Goodall Institute’s 40th anniversary, Jane Goodall’s Hope in Action campaign calls upon people everywhere who have been inspired in some way by Dr.…

What inspires us? A few stray notes rolling across piano keys? A dancing shadow against a brick wall? A woman who followed her dreams into the jungle, and ultimately left, in order to save it? The things that inspire us and those that inspire are everywhere. They are sometimes unexpected, and on some rare occasions, inspire more individuals than was ever thought possible. Dr. Jane Goodall is one of those people. Compassion for animals and a passion for the environment may seem like commonplace now, but prior to a young pony-tailed girl reaching her yearning fingertips to touch the mirroring…