Thursday, July 5, 2007

Can she save this world behalf of us?

“When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope." Prof. Wangari, Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

We cut down trees for several needs. Although trees involved in our life cycle in numerous ways we do not mind on planting trees. But pioneers who see this world with a widen & perspective vision have started several campaigns to save this planet behalf of us.

United Nations Billion Tree Campaign is a brainchild of professor Wangari Mathai who is the first African woman won the Nobel Peace Prize. She is also the founder of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement which is focusing on environmental conservation, community development and capacity building. This movement have been planted more than 30 million trees in 12 African countries since its humble beginning in 1977.

Professor Wangari Mathai expressed her idea on her campaign by saying “People talk too much. We are no longer talking, we are working. The challenge now is to tell the world to go dig holes and plant seedlings. I've no doubt we will achieve our goal.”

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