She Planted Ideas — and 35 Million Trees

There comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now. — Wangari Maathai

Good News of the Day:
“The planting of trees is the planting of ideas. By starting with the simple step of digging a hole and planting a tree, we plant hope for ourselves and for future generations.” Visionary, human rights advocate, environmental activist Wangari Maathai passed away on 25 September 2011 from cancer. She leaves behind a legacy of “firsts,” including being the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Her organization, the Green Belt Movement, has planted over 35 million trees, and now works internationally to empower communities in protecting the environment and promoting good governance and cultures of peace worldwide. This 3 minute video shares her work and vision.

Be The Change:
Read Wangari Maathai’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech.

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