26 Sep '11, 6am

Nobel-winning environmentalist Wangari Maathai dies

Nobel-winning environmentalist Wangari Maathai dies

In the 1970s, Professor Maathai became active in a number of environmental and humanitarian organizations in Nairobi ... Through her work ... she spoke to rural women and learned from them about the deteriorating environmental and social conditions affecting poor, rural Kenyans -- especially women. The women told her that they lacked firewood for cooking and heating, that clean water was scarce, and nutritious food was limited. Professor Maathai suggested to them that planting trees might be an answer. The trees would provide wood for cooking, fodder for livestock, and material for fencing; they would protect watersheds and stabilize the soil, improving agriculture. This was the beginning of the Green Belt Movement (GBM), which was formally established in 1977. GBM has since mobilized hundreds of thousands of women and men to plant more than 47 million trees, restoring deg...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-09-25-nobel-winning-env...

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Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Dead at 71

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