Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt movement and a speaker at the 2005 RI Convention in Chicago, died Sunday of cancer at the age of 71. Maathai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, worked with many local Rotary clubs, and her movement has planted an estimated 45 million trees in Africa.

Read more about Maathai’s work at

The Green Belt Movement at The official site of the Green Belt Movement and its founder, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. Outstaffing, Inc.


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