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Wangari Maathai; A Biography

Society & Culture  (tags: Peace, Democracy, Human Rights, Sustainable Future )

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Wangari Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt Movement, an environmentalist, a civil society and women's rights activist, and a parliamentarian...


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Ben O (129)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 8:29 am
"Taking Root" - The Vision of Wangari Maathai;
"It is the people who must save the environment. It is the people who must make their leaders change. And we cannot be intimidated. So we must stand up for what we believe in"

Mack David (100)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 9:04 am
What an extroadinary woman !!
Her quote above is one We all can resound to................

Ben O (129)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 10:09 am
Leading by example is not an easy thing to do,
...most of our leaders don't even have a clue!

Sharon Balloch (127)
Monday June 14, 2010, 3:20 am
thank heavens for wonderful ladies like her... if only we had a billion more.

. (0)
Monday June 14, 2010, 4:25 am
noted~ Thank you Ben.

pam w (139)
Monday June 14, 2010, 6:49 am
We could have MANY More wonderful leaders like Msm Maathai if education were more available to millions of African girls! Thanks for this, Ben!

Ben O (129)
Monday June 14, 2010, 6:52 am
"Education is the most powerful weapon for World change"
(Nelson Mandela)
Education is the key - Give Books for free!

Naoko i (257)
Monday June 14, 2010, 6:59 am
Of fourse we Japanese love her, as she has been promoting "Mottainai" since she visited Japan.

Ben O (129)
Monday June 14, 2010, 7:25 am
Wangari Maathai on how youth can protect the environment
“I would like to call on young people to take inspiration from the Nobel Peace Prize. I want them to know that despite the challenges and constraints they face, there is hope. I want to encourage them to serve the common good. My experiences have taught me that service to others has its own special rewards. I also have a lot of hope in youth. Their minds do not have to be held back by old thinking about the environment. And you don’t have to be rich or give up everything to become active. Even simply using both sides of a piece of paper before recycling is conserving the environment. The situation, however, is serious because the youth of today will experience the consequences of their elders’ mismanagement of the environment. Unless we change course, the coming generations will inherit an impoverished environment that will mean a hungrier, less fertile, and more unstable world. More conflicts will erupt. Young people need to become involved in promoting environmental sustainability. Through the Green Belt Movement we have helped young people get involved in environmental activities. We have tried to instill in them the idea that protecting the environment is not just a pleasure but also a duty.”

Deana P (286)
Monday June 14, 2010, 3:15 pm

Kimberly Obrien (0)
Monday June 14, 2010, 3:44 pm
. what a BLESSING this woman is for our planet. A true role model.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday June 14, 2010, 6:50 pm
Great lady , thanks !!

Terry B (649)
Monday June 14, 2010, 7:05 pm
That rarest of creatures, an absolutely superb human being.

I was a graduate student at Kenyatte University College in Nairobi in 1976, and although I was instructed by Richard Leakey, among other fine Kenyans, I regret never having had the pleasure of meeting or learing from Dr. Maathi during my time in East Africa.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 14, 2010, 7:43 pm
Great role model for all of us. Thanks.

Ben O (129)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 3:20 am
Yes, we sure could need a lot more role models!

Agnes H (144)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 4:44 am
Wow what a Lady, she certainly has shown the African people that THEY can go somewhere if only they try I click the Literary spot every day and the others that come with it. I hope the young Africans can see what they can do with perseverence and hope they accept it with both hands! I know there are still a lot of people who can't afford schooling, but I also know there's a lot of help from outside Africa. With a bit of luck we'll see some more youngsters coming up like this wonderful Lady.

Sini K (113)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 5:08 am
Noted and thank you.

linda b (186)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 1:39 pm
What a wonderful inspiring woman Wangari is, God Bless her. TY Ben.

Thomas D (12)
Friday June 18, 2010, 12:48 am
Noted Thank you
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