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Wangari Maathai

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AlysWorld Tue 27-Sep-11 09:20:30

I'd not heard from Wangari Maathai until I heard she'd died yesterday. She sounds like an inspirational woman, so wanted to let others know too.

some info here

Himalaya Tue 27-Sep-11 09:40:45

Very sad. She was an inspirational person - and very brave in standing up for women, for the poor and for the environment against a corrupt government.

She helped to get forests onto the agenda of the international climate talks, which will hopefully mean that people get money for protecting their forests rather than cutting them down.

Just reading the tributes and condolences...

oricella Tue 27-Sep-11 11:52:06

She was inspirational - great loss to Kenya and to the world

Tchootnika Sun 09-Oct-11 20:49:18

She was absolutely inspirational. I wish I'd known more about her and her work before she passed away.

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