Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Green Belt Movement by Wangari Maathai (2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

Perhaps we can get some insight from overseas:

"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. Through the process of mobilizing people to action, GBM (Green Belt Movement) addresses a wide range of issues that directly affect the lives of individuals, particularly women, and their families, including education, access to water, equity, and reproductive health. People then begin to stand up for their rights and those of their communities. It is their empowerment that truly leads them to decide to prioritize the environment, good governance, and cultures of peace."

Wangari Maathai
2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner


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