Technology Can Help Save the Environment

Original article appears in USA Today. Written by Jane Goodall, ACT Advisory Board Member.

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It is hard for me to believe that I will have lived on planet Earth for 80 years as of this Thursday. I was born on April 3, 1934 and the world has changed in almost all ways possible.

I write this article from a laptop computer while flying in an airplane to Nebraska, where I visit every year to see the migration of the majestic Sandhill cranes. My assistant is holding her cell phone and iPad. I Skyped with my son and grandchildren in Tanzania before breakfast, and sent emails to China, Australia and Nepal. All around me the world is tweeting, texting and using Facebook like crazy. It’s all about technology today.

Taken for granted now, such technology would have been considered science fiction when I was young. Televisions and computers hadn’t been invented. I still remember my first trip to Africa from my native England when I was only 23 years old; traveling for weeks in a boat that had no phones, let alone email…

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