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Happy New Year 2017

wangarri-mathai-large-facebookWishing you a new year of hope in action.

“Dr. Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004
and founded the Green Belt Movement.  In its citation, the Norwegian
Nobel Committee noted Professor Maathai’s contribution to sustainable
development, democracy and peace.”

“The Green Belt Movement (GBM) has planted over 51 million trees
in Kenya. GBM works at the grassroots, national, and international levels
to promote environmental conservation; to build climate resilience
and empower communities, especially women and girls; to foster
democratic space and sustainable livelihoods.”

For more information: http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/wangari-maathai/biography