Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dr. Wangari Maathai Basically Says "Just Do It"

Nobel Laureate, Dr. Wangari Maathai, trailblazing planter of trees and hope, asked at a recent climate change summit, "We know what to do: why don't we do it?" Doesn't that sound like a sister for you? Just breaking it down like that.
Dr. Maathai, Kenyan born and American educated is known for taking action, at great costs to her personal life, having experienced prison and divorce for being such a strong willed and determined woman. To date she is responsible for the planting of 3.1 billion trees in Africa and around the world through her Green Belt movement. The movement started in Kenya and she is now working to protect the Congo's forest, one of the world's largest. Dr. Maathai says that if the trees of the Congo are destroyed, the effects from the release of carbon will be felt not only in Africa, but in America and the U.K.
What are you doing to protect and preserve your community and the planet? Just do something. Consider the theory of the butterfly effect, which suggests that a single flutter of a butterfly's wings, may contribute to the formation of a powerful hurricane. You never know, your single action could create quite a stir in the fight against climate change.

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