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Wangari Maathai

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Human rights are not things that are put on the table for people to enjoy. These are things you fight for and then you protect.

— Wangari Maathai

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I don't really know why I care so much. I just have something inside me that tells me that there is a problem, and I have got to do something about it. I think that is what I would call the God in me.

— Wangari Maathai

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We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.

— Wangari Maathai

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It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives which can make a difference for Africa.

— Wangari Maathai

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Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking.

— Wangari Maathai

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We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But often it is the powerful, including governments, that are responsible.

— Wangari Maathai

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I know there is pain when sawmills close and people lose jobs, but we have to make a choice. We need water and we need these forests.

— Wangari Maathai

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All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.

— Wangari Maathai

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In Kenya women are the first victims of environmental degradation, because they are the ones who walk for hours looking for water, who fetch firewood, who provide food for their families.

— Wangari Maathai

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In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.

— Wangari Maathai

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Trinity University Press ISBN 9781595340665
Replenishing the Earth (2010) ISBN 978-0-307-59114-2

1984: Right Livelihood Award
1986: Better World Society Award
1987: Global 500 Roll of Honour
1991: Goldman Environmental Prize
1991: The Hunger Project's Africa Prize for Leadership
1993: Edinburgh Medal (for "Outstanding contribution to Humanity through Science")
1993: Jane Addams Leadership Award
1993: Benedictine College Offeramus Medal
1994: The Golden Ark Award
2001: The Juliet Hollister Award
2003: Global Environment Award World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations
2004: Conservation Scientist Award from Columbia University
2004: J. Maathai and many others believed such a fractured opposition would lead to KANU's retaining control of the country so they formed the Middle Ground Group in an effort to unite the opposition. Maathai received a scholarship to study at Mount St.

In 1986 Wangari Maathai was awarded the Right Livelihood Award and in 2004 Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for "her contribution to sustainable development democracy and peace. Furthermore Wangari Maathai was an Honorary Councillor of the World Future Council. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

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