Wangari Maathai: Happy Birthday to her!
This planet is the only home we've got, and we need to protect it. We can't live without it and we're destroying it thoughtlessly. All of us want to make a difference, but we're often overwhelmed by the task ahead of us, or don't know how to begin. A living example of how one person can make a difference is Wangari Maathai
. Thirty years ago, she began planting trees and changed the face of Kenya, becoming, in 2004, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The Green Belt Movement
is a record of her achievements and a primer on setting up your own organization. It is also, however, a testament to her achievements as a woman of peace, seeding not only the means whereby we can literally keep our planet alive but also providing hope and possibility to the world's poorest.