- Paperback: 138 pages
- Publisher: Lantern Books,US; Rev. Ed edition (1 July 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 159056040X
- ISBN-13: 978-1590560402
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 21.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 901,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the Experience Paperback – 1 Jul 2004
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In THE GREEN BELT MOVEMENT, founder, Wangari Maathai, tells its story: why it started, how it operates and where it is going. She includes the philosophy behind it, its challenges and objectives and the specific steps involved in starting a similar grassroots environmental and social justice organization. THE GREEN BELT MOVEMENT is the inspiring story of people working at the grassroots level to improve their environment and their country. Their story offers ideas about a new and hopeful future for Africa and the rest of the world. Wangari Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the first woman to earn a doctorate in biology in East Africa. A recipient of numerous awards for her work on environmental and social issues, she was elected to Parliament by an overwhelming majority in 2003 and is currently the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Wildlife and Natural Resources in the new democratically elected Kenyan government. She lives in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Wangari Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the first woman to earn a doctorate in biology in East Africa. A recipient of numerous awards for her work on environmental and social issues, in 2004, she was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2006, she published her memoir, Unbowed. She is also the author of Challenge for Africa and Replenishing the Earth. She lives in Nairobi, Kenya. To learn more about Wangari Maathai and her work, visit the Green Belt Movement website. See a video of Wangari here.
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