Saturday, August 11, 2007
Wangari Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt Movement, an environmentalist, a civil society and women's rights activist, and a parliamentarian. You can read about her life and her organization through her two books, Unbowed: A Memoir and The Green Belt Movement. You can read condensed versions of her life and achievements, including being awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, at greenbeltmovement.org. You can also read an interview with Ms. Maathai at Parabola Online, in the article titled Tree of Life.