Four of Hollywood’s leading actresses-turned-activists were recently given the opportunity of a lifetime – a chance to speak with renowned conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall.
Alicia Silverstone, Ashley Judd, Sophia Bush, and Nikki Reed sat down for intimate, one-on-one conversations with the 2021 Templeton Prize Winner as part of the new “Conversations With Jane” video series. The personal and wide-ranging discussions spanned topics including animal rights activism, nature’s resilience, the importance of compassionate storytelling, and Jane’s firm belief in the power of hope.
When asked about her current projects, Dr. Goodall highlighted her work with Roots & Shoots, a youth-focused program of the Jane Goodall Institute that empowers young people across the world to take action on issues that matter to them. “When young people understand the problems and they’re empowered to take action, it’s incredible what they’re doing,” Goodall told Ashley Judd. “They’re so passionate, so dedicated, so hardworking. As we speak, they are changing the world.”
As she enters her 88th year of life, Dr. Jane Goodall is filled with enthusiasm to continue her work – a desire that will be supported in part by the Templeton Prize. Valued at over $1.5 million dollars, the Prize is one of the world’s largest individual awards.
The Templeton Prize recognizes individuals who have shed light on the deepest and most perplexing questions of the universe, and humanity’s place and purpose in it. To learn more about the prize, browse past winners, and read about Jane’s award, visit www.templetonprize.org.
See Jane’s other conversations with fellow activists and friends at www.templetonprize.org/conversationswithjane.
- Learn more about Dr. Jane Goodall’s work and her connection to Sir John Templeton’s mission
- Read about Dr. Jane’s spiritual experience in the forests of Africa
- Read Dr. Jane Goodall’s acceptance address reflecting on ‘how little we know, how eager to learn’