What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
At 26-years-old, Jane Goodall left England for Tanzania, to study chimpanzees in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park. Her work is legendary.
Today, she is one of the world’s most celebrated naturalists and anthropologists. Her research has helped define the way that humans perceive and understand other animals.
In addition to her work with chimps, Dr. Goodall is an active philanthropist through her charitable foundation, the Jane Goodall Institute. The JGI leads community-centered conservation efforts that teach good environmental awareness to children, help preserve local species, and educate communities.
At 81, she still travels nearly 300 days every year, often speaking publicly about important conservation work and her hope that humans can still fix some of the environmental problems we face.
Because Jane Goodall went into the forest with nothing but her binoculars and a notebook nearly 55 years ago, we can learn to do better, more bravely.