Now that has died many will recognize its many merits to this African woman, Kikuyu, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
According to the tales and have, in October 2004 when she reported that he had been awarded the Nobel Peace worked in the field. His gesture of celebration was to "plant a tree."
His works are numerous, but there are some data that attract attention, thanks to her there, in the world more than 47 million trees planted. Thanks to its momentum. In 2004 when she was awarded the Nobel, his organization, "Green Belt Movement," Greenbelt, was organized 3000 nursery, attended by some 35,000 women. His legacy also includes a lesson: the struggle for the environment is a sum of struggles.
Wangari Maathai is dead, but not his teachings. She advocated sustainable development and human rights.
It has, for me still alive, while she lives his work, a biography intense. Ihithe was born in Kenya, 1940, his education was in Italian convent school, then studied biology in the U.S. and Germany, she obtained degree in biology at Mount St. Scholastica College, now Benedictine, in 1964, and the title of MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
A curiosity in 1959 won a scholarship to study in the U.S., as part of the "John F. Kennedy airlift", in which 300 Kenyans, including Obama's father, were selected to study at universities in the States in 1960.
Returning to Kenya, which was independent, he began his teaching career. It was another milestone-the first doctor-managed university in East Africa this happened in 1971. Battle for academic freedom in a country that was heading towards authoritarianism and corruption. She joined the Association of University Women, and I keep fighting until ovarian cancer has taken life.
I remember his words when she received the Nobel Prize in Oslo:
"Industry and international institutions have to understand that economic justice, equity and ecological integrity provides more benefits than wealth at all costs."
REST IN PEACE.