Drs. Jane Goodall and Sylvia Earle. Photo: ABC/Miami

December 7, 2015


Mission Blue founder and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Sylvia Earle visited the Petit Palais in Paris on Monday, presenting alongside legendary primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall about their message of hope for the planet and the launch of their new map created by Esri called the Tapestry of Hope. Together with a coalition of other experts, advocates, and CEOs, Drs. Earle and Goodall are participating in “Earth to Paris—Le Hub”— a high impact, global, multilingual event held during the COP21 summit to discuss creative and impactful climate solutions to inspire bold, meaningful action for people and the planet.

Watch the video of the Earth to Paris event below. Drs. Earle and Goodall go on stage at 01:09:26. Find the full lineup of presenters and the video in other languages at www.earthtoparis.org/event.


Tapestry of Hope

With generous support from Esri, the Jane Goodall Institute and Mission Blue are pleased to announce the launch of the Tapestry of Hope. Combining Dr. Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program with Dr. Earle’s Hope Spots initiative, the Tapestry of Hope map highlights thousands of local service projects working towards a sustainable future both on the ground and in the water. Read the full press release here and learn more on the Huffington Post blog.

Click the map to see the Tapestry of Hope created by our friends at Esri and launched in collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute.
Click the map to see the Tapestry of Hope created by our friends at Esri and launched in collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute.


Learn more about Dr. Sylvia Earle’s involvement with the COP21 climate summit as ambassador for the ocean here.


4 thoughts on “Sylvia Earle & Jane Goodall Create Tapestry of Hope

  1. We might not be able to tend the world but we can tend our own little corner of it and do what we can where we live.

    Psalms 104: 25-30 – There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small. There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there. These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things. When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.

  2. Thank you, Dr. Earle and Dr. Goodall, for your work and your voice for our planet. I admire both of you for standing up for our only home and the future of our world in ways most of us cannot. You are an inspiration to all of us that there is hope, if we can all work together.

  3. Hi Mission Blue People!

    This. Is. So. Awesome. We are all water, from the plants to the trees to the Orcas in the sea to the smallest of the insects on land.

    Fish Are Friends Not Food:
    Personally inspired by both of these women to eat a plant-strong diet, knowing it is the best for the planet and all that dwell here.

    I couldn’t think of two more outstanding ambassadors.

    Fins Up.

    For the Oceans, as Always,


  4. thank you Dr. Sylvia for fighting for what we are passionate about and for hanging in there. I get very depressed because of the state of our Oceans and how the wildlife is suffering. I pray for it’s healing with the help from caring souls such as yourself and Jane for her ‘on land’ passion.
    YOU ARE SO LOVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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