If you're going to do anything for the environment, you have to see what has been disconnected.
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai: Marching with Trees

Wangari Maathai: Marching with Trees

May 28, 2019-- The late Wangari Maathai--biologist, environmentalist, and the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize--founded the Green Belt Movement to create designated areas of park, farm, and uncultivated land around communities. It has contributed to the planting of over 52 million trees. Across two decades, she was at times beaten and imprisoned as she battled powerful economic forces and Kenya's tyrannical ruler. Her books include the memoir Unbowed and Replenishing the Earth: Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and the World. She's also one of the 100 heroic women featured in the book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Listen to her story as she is interviewed here. (2343 reads)

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Take ActionMaathai battled both for conservation and for human rights. What can you plant today to bring more green into your community? What rights need defending in your area?

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