The scientist and activist on starting small, changing minds, and staying hopeful
Winners of the Our Planet, Our Purpose: STEM for Changemaking Challenge join other young changemakers, Ashoka, and General Motors for the dynamic Changemaker Summit.
Last year on July 22-24, 2020, Ashoka and General Motors brought together 25 young changemaking teams for a three-day online event. We embarked on an energizing journey packed with community, collaboration, movement building, and harnessing changemaking and STEM skills for sustainability.
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, delivered a keynote and shared her own changemaking journey that redefined traditional conservation and inspires us all to take action on behalf of all living things and planet we share.
General Motors' Vision
The automotive industry helped transform the world – reshaping our physical world and fundamentally changing the way many people lead their lives. However, with mass mobility also came crashes, environmental impact and time wasted due to congestion.
Today, General Motors aims to transform the world again by creating a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. Success won’t happen overnight, but with the help of passionate innovators, motivated by urgent societal issues (like climate change), we can make these visions a reality.