French photographer Cedric Pollet travels the world to document the most beautiful tree barks in a project that is part stunning art photography, part implicit manifesto for biodiversity. Read more at: www.brainpickings.org/2010/11/02/cedric-pollet-bark
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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
“We move from data to information to knowledge to wisdom. And separating one from the other… knowing the limitations and the danger of exercising one without the others, while respecting each category of intelligence, is generally what serious education is about.”
Toni Morrison (b 1931), American writer, born in Lorain, Ohio, She received the the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993 Click here or the image below to read the full article on Brain Pickings
"Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours."...................Click to read Maria Popova's Brain Pickings article about Kenyon’s "A Hundred White Daffodils: Essays, Interviews, The Akhmatova Translations, Newspaper Columns, and One Poem"