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)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
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?



Quote Bulletin


You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
Carl Jung

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 245,126 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?


Trending DailyGoods May 26: The Courageous Mary Oliver (14,474 reads) Jun 16: Sleep is Your Superpower (7,911 reads) May 8: Breathing into Balance (9,617 reads) Jun 1: Grief is Praise (7,263 reads) May 31: Why We Walk (3,992 reads)

More ...