Setting a green example

Activism is a beautiful thing. I thought of waiting till Arbor day to write about this woman, but it turns out I just can’t wait.


Wangari Maathai, Kenya’s Tree Lady, is not only an environmental activist committed to restoring the devastated forests of her homeland, she is also an economic strategist par excellance – her reforesting project gives a hand up to local villagers who work on the project. Additionally, Maathai uses her notoriety as a platform for women’s rights campaigns and the citizens of Kenya as a whole.

For more information, the Greenbelt homepage is:


~ by heycarahe on November 29, 2007.

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