Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

Born: April 1, 1940

Died: September 25, 2011

Nationality: Kenyan

Occupation: Activist

Biography: Wangari Muta Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya. In the 1970s, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights.

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