Sandy Gillians, writer of Pollenatrix, one of the sites on
my blogroll wrote an entry that mentioned an environmentalist
winning the Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize 2004
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the
Nobel Peace Prize for 2004 to Wangari Maathai for her
contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.
Then I started looking a bit more closely at what the Green Belt Movement does:
The Tree Planting Program (Phase 1)- Tree planting on private land (farms, schools, churches, etc)
In Phase 1 of the project (1977-1997), GBM focused on planting trees on farms with women groups as the main
implementing agency...By 1997, over 20 million trees had been
planted and survived.
The Tree Planting Program (Phase 2) - Tree planting on public
lands (parks, forests, road reserves, etc)
The stakes are much higher in Africa, but still it is a great
feeling 'cause I'm doing that too!!