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Remembering Wangari Maathi

September 28, 2011

The world lost Wangari on Sunday—and her family plans to bury her without a wooden coffin, out of respect for her opposition to cutting trees down to make them. They’ve also requested that people around the world “plant trees in honour of Wangari.”

More here.

Wangari was the founder of The Greenbelt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women’s rights.   She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, the first time for environmentalists and African women.  Clearly, she lived a life worth celebrating.

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