Monday, September 26, 2011

Wangari Maathai

It is with sadness that I read about the passing of the Nobel Prize winning environmental and human rights activist Wangari Maathai.  Charlie and I wrote about her work in Kenya in The Failure of Environmental Education.  The NY Times obit provides a nice outline of her successes.  We need more brave people like her.

1 comment:

  1. I had not taken special notice of her until I heard her interviewed on Krista Tippett's radio show in the last year or two. There are human beings whose strength and intelligence gives one joy and hope, as well as a renewed pride in ones fellows.