This past Sunday marked the sad occasion of the passing of Nobel prize-winning activist Wangari Maathai of Kenya. An environmentalist and an educator, she is perhaps best known for establishing the Green Belt Movement, “a broad-based grassroots organization whose main focus is poverty reduction and environmental conservation through tree planting.” For her efforts, she was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. You can read more about her remarkable life and achievements here and here.
Dr. Maathai also authored a series of publications, several of which are available here at the Library:
- Unbowed : a memoir (2006)
- The challenge for Africa (2009)
- The Green Belt Movement : sharing the approach and the experience (c2003)