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An Evening with Jane Goodall
Small but mighty.
When the slight figure of Dr. Jane Goodall appeared on the stage at College Park Center, University of Texas Arlington, she received a standing ovation. It seemed as though the entire audience, which was huge, sprang to their feet simultaneously. The crowd hushed when she began to speak in a conversational tone, with no notes and no teleprompter. She was completely engaged, and each member of the audience was hanging on her every word.
College Park Center at UT Arlington on March 31!
You can see her cow and chimp on the table next to her
In 1960, when she was 26 years old, Jane Goodall went to Africa to study chimpanzees. She did not have a university degree, but she had plenty of determination. Dr Goodall was armed with a notebook, a pair of binoculars, and her mother as a chaperone as she set up her tent near a group of chimps in Gombe Forest, Tanzania. The rest is history, and if you are not aware that Jane Goodall went for her PhD without having an undergraduate degree, or that she is a United Nations Messenger of Peace, you need to go read a biography about her. At 82 years old, Jane Goodall is traveling 300 days a year to spread the message of the Jane Goodall Institute: every person makes a difference. Her question is, what difference will you make? The choices we make in our every day lives have an effect on our planet.
Jane carries with her a stuffed cow, and explains to the audience how commercial agriculture and factory farming contributes to climate change. We breed billions of animals for food so we have to feed them, and feeding them means growing food, and growing food means a terrible waste of huge amounts of water and cutting down trees for more land to grow food for the cows, and more land so the cows can graze. Trees give us oxygen, cows take in food and emit methane gas which is heating up the planet at an alarming rate, so overall, we should keep the trees. We know this, we have all heard th上海419论坛官网