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Call to Action: eRecycling Day

by the Jane Goodall Institute category: Event

“#Recycle #mobile #phones to #protectforests and #endconflict in #Africa and around the globe. #CalltoAction17 http://thndr.me/eUyynn

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This campaign ended on January 24, 2017 at 12PM

Call to Action: eRecycling Day

Call to Action is an international effort of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to inspire action around recycling mobile phones (and other used electronics). Through these actions, JGI is raising awareness about how such efforts can help promote conservation of critical habitats across the Congo Basin and around the globe.
 
Many of the metals and minerals used in these technologies are extracted from threatened chimpanzee habitats across the Congo Basin. Control over these resources has also fueled conflict among people — conflict that has resulted in the deaths of more than five million people.
 
Beginning on January 27, 2015, citizens around the globe can participate in Call to Action by gathering used electronics — especially mobile phones ― and sending them to one of JGI’s recycling partners. With one simple action, JGI’s friends and supporters are helping protect chimpanzees and their habitat. 

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the Jane Goodall Institute

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior — research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups in more than 130 countries.

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