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A little kid with a crush on Tarzan grew into our most passionate advocate for not only animals but our whole planet. Jane Goodall left England in her 20s on an adventure that found her studying and living among chimpanzees in Tanzania. She was the one who discovered that they use tools, have relationships and, most importantly, emotions.
In 1986 she became an activist, working for people as well as animals. Her Jane Goodall Institute and Roots & Shoots youth programs have worked to improve everything from animal welfare to sustainable agriculture and deforestation.
Now, the Jane Goodall Institute is connecting the technology we use every day – our cell phones and laptops – to coltan mining and its impact on civil war and conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo. Their “One Click Can Bring Peace to Africa” shows how we can ALL make a difference by paying close attention. And Jane, on the eve of her 80th birthday, shows no signs of slowing down.