Today would have been the 72nd birthday of Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan woman who cared about life beyond her own, and mobilized what I think may be the single greatest peace building movement so far, simply by doing the best she could…

So, in honor of her birthday, the story of the Hummingbird:

Wangari Mathai started the Green Belt Movement in Kenya, where she taught women to plant trees, noticing their watershed, agriculture, and wildlife diminishing, hillsides eroding, and their livelihoods becoming more deeply impoverished. By teaching these women to plant trees, they were able to teach each other, and grow roots for a sustainable peace.

How do you hope to carry on her legacy?

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