"In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now."
Wangari Maathai (1940 - 2011) Renowned Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize. She founded The Green Belt Movement in 1977
French children’s book author Franck Prévot and illustrator Aurélia Fronty tell her remarkable story in Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees - You can learn more at Brain Pickings in Maria Popovas's article "Planting trees as resistance and empowerment"
Photo credit : The Green Belt Movement