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Independent Lens | Wangari Maathai Sees the Forest for the Trees | PBS

Duration: 03:04
Program: Independent Lens #1019

How does the simple act of planting trees lead to winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Ask Wangari Maathai of Kenya. In 1977, she suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment and to promote democracy, earning Maathai the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

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Post Date: February 26, 2011