Happy Earth Day!
Today, the Jane Goodall Institute encourages supporters to
take action to improve the world for people, animals, and the environment we all share.
Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. Our work builds on Dr. Goodall’s scientific work and her humanitarian vision. Specifically, we seek to:
Improve global understanding and treatment of great apes through research, public education and advocacy
Contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities
Create a worldwide network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them
Today, on this wondrous place we call earth, I’m working to improve my little corner of the world for people, animals, and the environment.
I bought these adorable tins at the garden center last weekend, then planted them today with some garden cheer. They’re a surprise for a friend. Her life is difficult on a daily basis, but she remains upbeat and positive. I admire her strength and courage. I wish her life could be easier. With love, these are for her.
I’m always loving up the kitties in our home, and welcoming the strays. Like many of you, I adore all animals, even the squirrels that dig up the yard and the snails that eat my basil. That’s the easy part. The hard part is working in the ‘trenches’ and dedicating your life to improving the lives of great apes. Goodall continues to do so as she turns 80 this year. I’m impressed.
Today I’ve donated to ‘jane’s wish 2014‘. I hope she achieves her goal.
This one’s easy when you’re a gardener. I’m planting sunflowers and pumpkins today (more details to follow). As they grow, they attract birds, beneficial insects and bees, all critical to the health of our world.
Wishing you a joyous earth day, in whatever way you celebrate.