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The World Loses Wangari Maathai – It’s Time For All Of Us To Heed Her Call To Become “Hummingbirds”

2011/09/28
Green Belt Movement founder and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Wangari Maathai passed away on Sunday September 26th. A fierce yet humble advocate for the poor, particularly poor women, she was an inspiration to those of us who are working to build a better world.
This tribute to Ms. Maathai is reposted from 350.org:
“I don’t really know why I care so much. I just have something inside me that tells me that there is a problem, and I have got to do something about it. I think that is what I would call the God in me.

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.”

-Wangari Maathai

Wangari Mathaai proved that we can all make a difference in saving the planet, and that Africa would lead the way.

RIP, Wangari Muta Maathai (1940-2011)

Mother, Relative, Co-worker, Colleague, Role model, Heroine, and Hummingbird

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  1. 2011/09/30 8:40 pm

    I loved her in the Dirt! movie (which is so great itself), and I love her hummingbird analogy. She will be missed.

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