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Jane Goodall Institute Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Launches First Annual Global Leadership Awards with Bicoastal Events

Submitted by: Jane Goodall Institute

Categories: Ratings & Awards, Environment

Posted: Sep 28, 2007 – 01:00 PM EST


Ted Turner, Hon. Patrick Leahy, President Benjamin Mkapa, Gretchen Wyler, Chase Pickering, and Patagonia, Inc. receive awards - Ed Begley, Jr. and Jeff Corwin emcee

Sep. 28 /CSRwire/ - [Editor's Note: On-site news media event coverage is welcome, but advance notice is appreciated.]

ARLINGTON, VA – September 28, 2007 - On September 28 and October 10, 2007, Dr. Jane Goodall, renowned primatologist, humanitarian, and United Nations Messenger of Peace will honor organizations and individuals sharing her vision and commitment to making a positive difference in the world with the Jane Goodall Institute’s first annual Global Leadership Awards. Exclusive, eco-friendly bicoastal events are being held to recognize the inaugural award recipients; directly benefit the venerated programs of the Jane Goodall Institute; and celebrate the Institute’s three decades of groundbreaking research, conservation, and global youth leadership.

Friday, September 28, 2007
Wallis Annenberg Building
The California Science Center
700 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
The Andrew Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Award Recipients

Responsible Activism in Media and Entertainment ~ Mr. Ted Turner
Excellence in Public Policy ~ The Honorable Patrick Leahy
Global Leadership Award ~ His Excellency, President Benjamin Mkapa
Posthumous Award ~ Ms. Gretchen Wyler
Youth Leadership Award ~ Mr. Chase Pickering
Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility ~ Patagonia, Inc.

Ed Begley, Jr., star of stage and screen and leading Hollywood environmental activist, will emcee the Los Angeles event on Friday, September 28, 2007 at the California Science Center’s Wallis Annenberg Building. Begley’s new HGTV reality show, “Living with Ed,” is a first-of-its-kind unscripted docu-soap about the lifestyle of a diehard environmental activist who puts his money and his time where his mouth is. Begley is actively involved with the Environmental Media Association, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Thoreau Institute, the Earth Communications Office, Tree People, and Friends of the Earth, among others. His efforts have been recognized by some of the most prestigious environmental groups in the nation, including the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay, and the Santa Monica Baykeeper.

Jeff Corwin, wildlife biologist and Emmy Award-winning television host, will emcee the Washington, DC event on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium. Animal Planet audiences best know Jeff from “The Jeff Corwin Experience,” and “Corwin’s Quest,” two of the most popular shows on cable television. The programs reach more than 13 million viewers in the United States and are viewed in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Founded by Dr. Jane Goodall in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things; works to create healthy ecosystems; promotes sustainable livelihoods; and nurtures new generations of committed, active citizens around the world. The Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering chimpanzee behavior research and is widely recognized for establishing innovative community centered conservation and development programs (TACARE) in Africa and the Roots & Shoots education program, which has groups in more than 95 countries. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org

For more information, please contact:

Chris Guerre Jane Goodall Institute
Phone: 703-401-1129


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