In Tribute to Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai

A woman of great conviction, courage and vision, Wangari Maathai passed away today. The first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctoral degree, she went on to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize--the first ever awarded to an environmentalist and the first African woman Nobel Laureate.Achim Steiner, director of the UN Environment Programme, described her as a force of nature. “While others deployed their power and life force to damage, degrade and extract short term profit from the e … [Read more...]