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Wangari Muta Maathai has died, in Nairobi, at 71

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Worldwatch Institute Mourns an Environmental Heroine

"It is with great sadness that Worldwatch Institute says goodbye to Kenya's Wangari Muta Maathai, an environmental activist and women's rights advocate and the founder of Kenya's influential Green Belt movement. Maathai was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, for promoting conservation, women's rights, and a transparent government. In 2003, Worldwatch had the honor of interviewing Maathai and being in her presence in Kenya. She was an inspiration to our work and will be dearly missed."

 

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Source:  Worldwatch Weekly Newsletter Sept. 29, 2011

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