Monday, May 24, 2010

Dave Mathews Tunes Up for Jane Goodall

Five decades after our friend Dr. Jane Goodall stepped onto the shores of Lake Tanganyika to further her study of chimpanzees, her work as a conservationist and primatologist is known around the world—and the event marking this milestone anniversary includes a benefit concert hosted by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. Matthews, who has made his respect for the environment clear by partnering with the Green Music Group and Reverb to put an eco-friendly spin on his tours with the Dave Matthews Band, will take to the stage at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., this Thursday alongside fellow guitarist Tim Reynolds as part of Gombe 50: "a global celebration of Jane Goodall's pioneering chimpanzee research and inspiring vision for our future."

Monday, May 17, 2010

We Give Books Press Coverage Grows

Dave Barry and the Rock Bottom Remainders continue to gather press coverage with We Give Books after the recent tour conclusion.  As you may already know, one hundred thousand dollars of the Wordstock Tour's profits went to buy books for Haitian children through We Give Books and World Vision and the program is receiving fantastic participation from parents, teachers and children alike.  Read today's press coverage on Tonic by visiting:

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Chicago Students Honored by Jane Goodall

Five Chicago Public Schools students were honored Thursday for giving back to their communities and featured on Chicago's ABC 7 News. Our friend, Dr. Jane Goodall, presented them with Pearson Young Leaders Awards at Raby High School on the city's West Side.The award recognizes young people who change the lives of individuals and communities through service. Along with an award, all five recipients were able to make a donation in their name to a cause or program of their choice.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Students Participate in PeaceJam Curriculum

For the past several weeks kindergarten through second grade students from the Battle Creek Public Schools Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers After School Program (Ann J. Kellogg, Dudley, and Urbandale elementary) have been participating in a special PeaceJam Juniors' curriculum. The curriculum integrates conflict resolution and character development based on childhood stories of Nobel Peace Prize winners and how they came to win the award by making a significant difference in the world. Students have focused their studies on 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Betty Williams (above, with children), a woman who helped bring an end to violence in her native Northern Ireland.