Wangari Maathai… WOW!

Last night I attended a lecture at the Museum of Natural History by 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai. What an inspiration! For those not familiar with her organization,

The Green Belt Movement provides income and sustenance to millions of people in Kenya through the planting of trees. It also conducts educational campaigns to raise awareness about women’s rights, civic empowerment, and the environment throughout Kenya and Africa.

Because she is such a charming and charismatic person — not to mention a visionary — I not only didn’t mind that she shamelessly (with great humor) plugged her autobiography “Unbowed”, I’m now planning to read it at the first opportunity.


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