Nature is out of balance, species are disappearing, and issues like clean water, energy, and the economic crisis loom over us. It's easy to loose hope and become afraid, but Dr. Jane Goodall sees reasons for hope.
She's the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, a world-renowned primatologist, conservationist, UN Messenger of Peace, and an international icon. She's serious about the threats facing our planet, and says we have to face up to our problems.
Jane's reasons for hope:
The Human brain. We're starting to make wiser and more responsible choices.
Our Human Spirit. We've got dreamers, achievers, who set goals against all odds.
The Resilience of Nature. She carries a leaf from a tree growing in Nagasaki, 30 years after the atomic bomb in World War II.
The Determination of Young People. She meets young people with enthusiasm and energy. And when they become educated and informed, empowerment follows, allowing them to make a difference, even change the world.
I see this hope in my own daughter, and my nieces and nephews. They are concerned and want to help. They want to make smart "green" choices, take care of the planet, and have a beautiful, safe, healthy place for their children!