Impact in the 21st Century

EP#14: Jane Goodall - Learnings From Chimpanzees | Finding Hope | Creating Positive Change

April 27, 2022

Equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane Goodall braved a realm of unknowns to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives. Through nearly 60 years of groundbreaking work, Dr. Jane Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment.

In this episode of Impact in the 21st Century, hear about Jane’s childhood, how she revolutionized scientific understanding of chimpanzees, key learnings from her experience, and steps that you can take to feel more hopeful in your life.

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This episode was mixed and mastered by Musa Habib.

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What is Impact in the 21st Century?

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast celebrates the impactful work being done around the globe, and shares the stories of the inspiring individuals who are behind it. In this special series, we’re focusing on the people working to protect our natural world, innovate greener technologies, and ensure that nobody is left behind in the process.

Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?

Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.

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