A Voice for Trees, by Wangari Maathai (Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

Wangari Maathai (Nobel Peace Prize Winner - 2004)

The Green Belt Movement has planted over 40 million trees all over Africa. Fly over the tree planting sites and view the saplings in 3D in this tour, narrated by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai. Learn more at http://www.google.com/cop16

Wangari Muta Maathai (born April 1, 1940 in Ihithe village, Tetu division, Nyeri District of Kenya) is a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

In the 1970s, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women’s rights. In 1984, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.”

Maathai was an elected member of Parliament and served as Assistant Minister for Environment and Natural Resources in the government of President Mwai Kibaki between January 2003 and November 2005.
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wangari_Maathai

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