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Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Passes

African heroine, human rights advocate, environmental activist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Keynan-born Wangari Maathai, has passed away at 71 after losing her battle with cancer. She left behind a large legacy that included planting millions of trees making a huge impact on the environment.The following – her own words – characterizes what this amazing woman stood for:

“We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind. All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet. It must be this voice that is telling me to do something, and I am sure it’s the same voice that is speaking to everybody on this planet – at least everybody who seems to be concerned about the fate of the world, the fate of this planet.Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system. We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own.”

Watch this inspirational video which encapsulates her life of service.

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Bob

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