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Wangari Maathai has died

 
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The woman who planted trees.

http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/w.php?id=59
 
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45 million trees! 
 
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Awesome lady.
 
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you can hear her on Democracy now today's show

http://www.democracynow.org/

she comes on about 45 minutes into the program.
 
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From a Sustainable Wallingford (Seattle) activist, a little song recorded in 2007:

 
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New link to the Green Belt website (old one's been moved): http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/wangari-maathai

Just knowing there are / have been people like her out there, accomplishing things like this, makes it a little easier to weather all the crap that comes up in the news any given day.

-Erica
 
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ellen rosner wrote:you can hear her on Democracy now today's show

http://www.democracynow.org/

she comes on about 45 minutes into the program.


I think this might be the show you spoke of in 2011, about her death and achievements, with video of a 2009 Wangari Maathai interview:  
https://www.democracynow.org/2011/9/29/nobel_peace_prize_right_livelihood_winner

Go to this page for five more stories about here in addition to this one:  https://www.democracynow.org/appearances/wangari_maathai.

 
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Here's another lovely article about her, https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2011/09/26/140808866/nobel-laureate-wangari-maathai-a-global-icon-of-conservation, which includes this vibrant picture:

 
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