Thursday, October 19, 2006

Doing Some Good

There are few people in our lifetime who really make a difference...change how we do things...Aristotle, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates. While a good chunk of our major influencers have been men, there is a one woman who stands out among them all...Dr. Jane Goodall.

Jane has dedicated her life to understanding and studying the unavoidable similarities between chimpanzees and humans. From family relationships to warfare, Jane changed the way scientists view primatology and in 1977, she established the Jane Goodall Institute, which supports the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.

Among her many accolades, in 2002 Jane was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace by Secretary-General Kofi Annan. A role she takes very seriously.

Not only has Jane been a warrior for our human-like primates, but she made huge strides for women in the world of science and education. Thanks Jane!

Read more about Jane:
Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating
My Life with the Chimpanzees
Jane Goodall: 40 Years at Gombe

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