Wednesday, January 6, 2010

wonderful world wednesdays: Wangari Maathai

good morning world! wednesday is creeping up on us and it's time for wonderful world wednesdays installment #1. on this january 6th i wish to acknowledge the beautiful Wangari Maathai.

Maathai is a kenyan woman who founded the Greenbelt Movement . She also is a woman's rights activist, an accomplished scientist, a member of parliamentary, and a nobel peace prize winner.

her major environmental works acknowledge not only the inherent value in preserving natural habitat, but moreover explore how people and animals are impacted by environmental degradation. she trained local women in communities to plant trees to battle the massive top soil loss that was happening in kenya during the past few decades. her work has been highly effective. she understands the interconnectedness of all things living and inspires me to think about how small ideas can take root and really make this vibrant place we live healthier for all.

power and blessings to you Maathai!

have any of you ever planted a tree? i am currently trying to keep a garden alive in the winter, but have never actually planted a tree. i plan to when the soil thaws. any thoughts on what type of tree i should plant? i am a complete tree planting amateur...

1 comment:

  1. i have never heard of this woman. she sounds really amazing. i would suggest planting an aspen tree. when i lived in colorado one year we planted an aspen tree and it was crazy to watch it grow.


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