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I met Jane Goodall!

Jane Goodall - One of the world''s best known animal researchers- for the Grateful Web

I just wanted to share with you something very exciting that happened yesterday - I met Jane Goodall!  I even got to sit next to her at a table for about 45 minutes, and exchange opinions on international "development", the exploitation of people and resources, and the Bush administration.  She was here because her organization Roots and Shoots that focuses on empowering youth to care for their environment will now be collaborating with Peace Corps to get Roots and Shoots programs established in rural villages.  It is very exciting work!  It is immensely heartening and inspiring to listen to her speak, and to know that there are positive forces at work out there in the world!

Also exciting is that she may be speaking at the University of Nebraska in March, when I am there, and so I might get to see her again (as will some of you!)!  She hopes to go to Nebraska to see the Sandhill Cranes and is trying to set up a speaking engagement at the University to encourage more students to vote in this year's election, and to vote for the Democratic candidate.  She says we may not get a good Democrat but at least a Democrat and Bush will be out of there.  With him in office the whole world is in danger.

If you want to help Jane, I'm sure she has websites where you can donate money to help fund her research on chimps or to help the Roots and Shoots program.  I am inspired! (Editor's Note:  Click on Jane to view her site).