After braving the crowds on Black Friday and surfing the web for deals on Cyber Monday, today is the day to turn your focus toward giving back on #GivingTuesday!
Falling in the midst of the holiday season and the consumerism that accompanies it, #GivingTuesday was created to be a day on which people are inspired to make charitable contributions that will help others.
There are many ways to celebrate #GivingTuesday, especially
At a private dinner in Atlanta on Friday night, Dr. Goodall was honored with the 2014 Exemplar Award from the Captain Planet Foundation, finishing out her nearly 12 month lecture tour around the globe. The award recognizes a real life environmental superhero, an individual who demonstrates extraordinary environmental stewardship, helping to protect and preserve the natural world and to make this place we call home a better place for everyone and everything.
This spring, JGI successfully completed its first crowdfunding campaign for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots in Tanzania, raising over $16,000 via Pozible. The project aims to engage students from Sokoine Primary School in a study of local plants found in a nearby forest reserve.
Having protected the forest reserve for a number of years now, the students are eager to spread information about the medicinal benefit of plants found in the forest.