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In 2005, the late Professor Wangari Maathai

became the first woman in Africa to receive the Nobel Peace Prize

for the Green Belt Movement she founded.

Today, the Green Belt flourishes with 51 million trees planted across Kenya. That’s a lot of habitat for birds and wildlife, and a significant contribution to the mitigation of global warming.

The Green Belt Movement is now a Global Alliance Partner of The Earthshot Prize launched by

Prince William to support projects that will repair

and heal our planet.


Professor Maathai took a stand for animal welfare too. She said: “Respect them, protect them,

speak for them.”

See an inspirational clip of Professor Maathai speaking at the University of Cape Town here:

See a special project in South Africa, changing landfill into forest.

Lesson Plan Grade 8 from slide 13 - 16

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