Wangari Maathai - The Incredible Story of The Woman Who Changed Kenya 

By Jude Whitbread, Legends Report Contributor

“It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees... Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking.”

- Wangari Maathai

Professor Wangari Maathai’s environmental success in Kenya’s highlands shows how far persistence and teamwork can take us.

How often do we hear of an issue - local, national or global - and think, "that’s not right, something’s got to be done!"

Probably most days if you, like me, care about people and the environment. But after a brief thought, these positive intentions are usually relegated to the box marked ‘too hard’. However, if determined enough, incredible progress can be made. In 2004, Wangari Maathai became the first African woman and environmentalist to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for 'her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace'. Her example of selfless and sustained work in Kenya is a testament to what is possible when we stand up for what we believe in...

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