May Newsletter 2013

01 May 2013

1. Mirriarl (Creator of Mother Earth)

An extraordinary collection of indigenous and non-indigenous contemporary Australian art will be exhibited for one special night at The Deakin Edge, Fed Square, Melbourne on June 13. On this night, a selection of rare art treasures, from authoritative collector Mr Arthur Roe, will be on display.  Expertly curated by Mr Jason Smith, Director and CEO of the Heide Museum of Modern Art, this memorable exhibition will connect the theme of Earth with the custodianship message of Dr Jane Goodall and her Institute. Download the invitation here.

2. King Kong

We are thrilled to announce that the creators of King Kong, Global Creatures, have chosen the Jane Goodall Institute to be their global charity partner.  Prepare to be amazed as KING KONG, the dazzling new music theatre event, brings a legend to life on stage! King Kong will be staged in Melbourne for 6 months before heading overseas. To read more about our partnership, please click here.

3. An urgent call to action from Jane Goodall

Dr Goodall is deeply concerned about the plight of elephants worldwide and says it’s time to stop the barbaric ivory business.  In Central African Republic, poachers and rebels are wantonly killing forest elephants. Please sign and circulate this Avaaz petition today. As Jane says, “Together we can make a difference.”

4. Mobile Phone and Palm Oil Campaign Resources

Thanks to our clever volunteers, we now have new resources for solutionaries, educators and corporate friends who want to know more about helping animals, people and the environment through mobile phone and palm oil awareness.  You’ll find our new palm oil fact sheet in our palm oil page and mobile phone resources in our mobile phone page.  Thank you everyone, especially Ed and Natasha, for creating these resources.

5. This is Your Planet Competition

G Adventures and the Planeterra Foundation have launched a competition to find creative ideas for a better world.  Through the G Project, you can submit your ideas or vote for those you like. Our founder, Jane Goodall, is among an international panel of judges. One of our solutionaries, Sophie Houghton, has submitted an idea and needs our votes! To read more about Sophie’s idea, Gaining Peace and Wisdom Through Sit Spots, or to vote for Sophie, please click here.

6. Raw Africa Eco-Tour

It’s not too late to book a place in the next Raw Africa eco-tour to experience some of the Jane Goodall Institiute’s Africa programs. “The JGI tour to Uganda was a very rewarding and enriching experience… The memories remain. The knowledge continues”.  Phil Hines, JGI Tour 2012. For further information about this life-enriching opportunity, please click here.

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