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.

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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:

http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/

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~ by heycarahe on November 29, 2007.

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