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Dr. Jane always reminds us to roll up our sleeves and do what we can to make a difference. We’re pleased to offer this Digital Action Kit with simple ways you can support Jane’s vision for a better world.

You’re a treasured part of Jane’s global community, and we hope you leave tonight inspired to take action for animals, people, and the environment.

All our love, the JGI Canada team

Win a trip for 2 to Madagascar from G Adventures!

Enter your information for a chance to win a trip for two to Madagascar with G Adventures! The winner will be announced at the end of tonight’s show.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Winner will be asked a skill testing question in order to claim the prize. Contestants can only enter by attending An Evening with Jane Goodall on October 12th 2023, provided that such contestants are resident in Canada (except Quebec).

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Take Action

“Green” Your Space

Our “Tips and Tricks for Greening Your Community and Responsibly Planting Trees” resource offers simple step-by-step instructions on how to join the #JanesGreenHope global movement in an effort to restore green spaces.

🍃 Take the pledge.
🍃 Download the free Tips and Tricks guide.
🍃 Follow the steps to get planting (the right way).
🍃 Map your impact.

Keep Animals Wild

Trafficking in great apes and other animals is a global criminal enterprise. And a big part of the problem? Social media. The #ForeverWild campaign calls on social media users to be part of the solution.

🍃 Take the Forever Wild pledge.
🍃 Download and share the social media pack.
🍃 Explore our Imagery Guidelines to learn more.

Recycle Your Cell

It’s estimated that there are 6 billion smartphone users in the world right now. But Coltan, a type of ore used to help store electricity in cellphones, is found in a lot of great ape habitats that are being decimated as a result.

🍃 Take the Forest is Calling pledge.
🍃 Find a recycle location.
🍃 When your phone’s lifecycle ends, do the right thing!

Support Jane’s Legacy in Canada

Join “Team Goodall” as a Monthly Donor

For the monthly cost of a single streaming subscription, you can help us take meaningful action against biodiversity loss, climate change, and environmental inequity. All new monthly donors who join through this page will be sent a 10-minute soundscape of Gombe – as our gift to you! Monthly giving is the simplest way to make a difference, all year long. You’ll receive our exclusive Tchimpounga reports, and can access paperless tax receipts or switch credit cards easily with our donor portal.

Adopt a Chimpanzee

Help care for the orphaned chimpanzees at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo with a symbolic adoption.

Chimp Guardians receive: a special postcard from Dr. Jane, a biography of your chimpanzee, a fact sheet about our Tchimpounga sanctuary, and a plush toy chimpanzee. Virtual options also available.

Stay Inspired

The “Make a Difference” video is one of Jane’s favourite ways of helping audiences get inspired and stay hopeful. 

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The best days of my life were when I could spend hours in the rainforest and learn how everything was interconnected in this wonderful tapestry of life.

Dr. Jane Goodall

Take Action With Our Partners

G Adventures

G Adventures has been changing the world through travel since 1990. G Adventures and the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada have joined forces to offer the Jane Goodall Collection of tours. These remarkable tours, spanning various destinations worldwide, are focused on wildlife experiences and have received the endorsement of the renowned ethologist, Dr. Jane Goodall. They are also aligned with G Adventures’ Animal Welfare Policy. By embarking on these tours, we can lead by example and foster a deeper appreciation and respect for the incredible animals we share our planet with.

The Narwhal

The Narwhal‘s pod of investigative journalists dives deep to tell stories about the natural world in Canada you can’t find anywhere else. Subscribe to their newsletter here.

Jane’s Legacy in Action

Tchimpounga Rehabilitation Sanctuary

Surrounded by 129,000 acres of dense rainforest and savannah, lies a safe haven for chimpanzees. For almost 30 years, the Tchimpounga Sanctuary has been home to over 200 chimpanzees orphaned, malnourished, or injured by the illegal wildlife trade and deforestation.

To Tchimpounga chimps, the sanctuary is so much more than trees and grass. The waters of the Kouilou River provide a natural barrier to keep them safe from wild chimpanzees, bushmeat hunters, encroaching development and other threats. Ecoguards, hired by JGI, patrol the 555 square mile area to ensure safety from outside threats. And a dedicated team of caregivers rehabilitate and protect them. The islands are now home to 93 chimpanzees who live in family troops and spend their days exploring the forested canopy.

Photo: Sophie Muset

Building Community Resilience to Climate Change in Senegal

Every year, Senegal’s Kedougou region is more and more threatened by climate change. As natural disasters like erratic rainfall, floods, prolonged droughts, and soil erosion become more frequent the “hunger” season grows longer. During which a staggering 70% of the population have to reduce their food intake to survive. Half the people meeting these challenges are women, who make up 50% of the region’s active farmers.

In partnership with JGI Senegal, the Réserve Naturelle Communautaire de Dindéfélo, and community members, we’re collaborating with farmers to implement nature-based solutions like biocharcoal (which reduces deforestation and protects local carbon sinks) and implementing a drought-resistant crop called fonio (which is a bit like quinoa). We’re also supporting local communities to promote gender equality so that women have greater decision-making roles, and people can live in better harmony with the natural world.

Photo: Marie Meloche

Roots & Shoots

Dr. Jane Goodall started Roots & Shoots over 30 years ago when she met with some young people who were eager to fix local problems.

She was struck by their energy, their optimism, and their willingness to tackle crises they didn’t create. Roots & Shoots helps young people harness this energy and become the community leaders not just of tomorrow, but of today.

Today, Roots & Shoots is a globally-recognized youth leadership program. In Canada, over 12,000 young people are actively involved in projects. Over 80,000 community members are being directly impacted.

Roots & Shoots is open to young activists from pre-school to post-secondary. Anyone 18 and older can become a member and start their own project today. Adult champions who work with youth under 18 can start a project for their classroom, youth group, community centre, or anywhere  youth gather.

Wounda’s Journey

Rewatch the video that will close tonight’s event. 

An Evening with Jane Goodall is powered by:

This JGI Canada event is bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity. This means that Bullfrog Power’s generators put 100% green power onto the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity the event uses, displacing energy from polluting sources. Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind, solar, and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities. For more information on Bullfrog’s green energy, visit bullfrogpower.com.