"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our
~ Native American Proverb
Captain Jacques Yves Cousteau
Perhaps the greatest advocate for the protection,
preservation and conservation of Earth's oceans, Captain
Cousteau was a contributor to the invention of the modern
diving suit, the aqualung and became the greatest
innovator of modern undersea documentary film making.
Captain Cousteau remains the preeminent example of what
a conservationist should be and is the shining example of
what we at GREEN EDUCATION ONLINE aspire to. For
more information go to www.cousteau.org.
Dame Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall is the world's preeminent primatologist,
ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace.
Considered to be the world's foremost expert on
chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 45-year study
of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in
Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the founder
of the Jane Goodall Institute and has worked extensively
on conservation and animal welfare issues. For more
information go to www.janegoodall.org.
In her book, "The Silent Spring", Rachel Carson was one of
the first to bring to light the impact that humanity's attempt
to control nature through chemical means was
shortsighted and threatening to our very existence.
Carson was an American marine biologist and
conservationist whose writings are credited with
beginning the modern global environmental movement.
For more information go to: www.rachelcarson.org.
What can be said of a man who dedicated himself to
eradicating one of the deadliest diseases known to
mankind and instead of profiting by this accomplishment,
instead chose to selflessly give the patent for his polio
vaccine to all mankind? Thank you is not enough. "Bless
you Dr. Salk", because you then went on to spend the
remainder of your life attempting to find cures for cancer
and AIDS. Dr. Salk is the epitome of what every medical
researcher should aspire to be. For more information go
The father of a vision of a future the bears promise for not
only all mankind but also all forms of life and their
ecosystems, Mr Roddenberry is the archetypal creative
force whose works have fanned the flames that inspired
many of us at GREEN EDUCATION ONLINE. Mr. Roddenberry
believed that humankind had created most of its own
problems and could, through applied intelligence, uncreate
them. It is in that spirit that we created GEO.
This page is dedicated to our Heroes who inspired us to do what we do
and to our GEO-Heroes who have gone above and beyond to help GREEN
EDUCATION ONLINE to make a difference in this world.