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Wangari Maathai (2004)


Kenyan ecologist Wangari Maathai won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her years of work with women to reverse African deforestation. Maathai began the Green Belt Movement, a tree-planting program to reverse deforestation and provide firewood for Kenyan women. The program led to the planting of millions of trees, and Maathai became a major political figure in Kenya. She was the first African woman to win a Nobel.

Fun Fact: Maathai went to college in the United States, earning degrees from Mount St. Scholastica College (1964) and the University of Pittsburgh (1966).

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August 29, 2014



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