Sunday, March 4, 2018

Women's History Month: Wangari Maathai

Intelligence, compassion and courage--added up to the Nobel Prize for Wangari Maathai, a woman from Kenya who chose to become educated (Phd.) yet rather than become an elite, worked with village women across Kenya to plant millions upon millions of trees, around local villages, to reverse the effect of colonial deforestation. This was a double whammy that empowered women and girls while asserting the power to protect and enhance the environment.  

The Nobel Peace Prize 2004-Wangari Maathai - Biographical

The Green Belt Movement

We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all. Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

Little? Thus far her Green Belt Movement has planted 51 million trees.

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