Jane Goodall in Grand Island: Children “Are the Change.”

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.- “It was wonderful, she gives a very inspirational message, it was wonderful to hear it, just inspiring.”

Joanne Gerrason is talking about Jane Goodall— known around the world for her work preserving animal and plant life, but first and foremost for 50 years of studying chimpanzees.

Goodall spoke to the Roots and Shoots program which reaches out to children from more than 130 countries, teaching about environment and society.

“The members of the program are really making a change, they are the change, they are,” said Jane Goodall at a press conference.

Speaking to a crowd of nearly 1,000, Goodall pushed thoughts of hope and love in a world where pollution threatens the planet.

When Telemundo Nebraska asked about the importance of the “Roots and Shoots” program and its work against racism, Goodall responded: “It’s one of the issues we work at Roots and Shoots all the time, you can have a room full of people with different skin colors, Speaking different languages, wearing different clothes, from different countries and with different religions but if we bleed, our blood is the same, our DNA is the same all over the world, we all have the capacity to feel love, the feeling is the same, and Is good for us. ”

Carlos Mendoza said, “I found a very nice message focused on youth, on the whole society, showing us that nature is with us, and that nature is our roots, our beginnings, and from there we must leave.”

“I think the most important message is that making good decisions, working as a group, we can create our own environment, to have a better future for the young people who come,” said Sandra Barrera.

At the end of the conference Woodall held a book signing and took photos with her fans.

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