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“Some people have asked what the relationship is between peace and environment,

and to them I say that many wars are fought over resources,

which are becoming increasingly scarce across the earth.

If we did a better job of managing our resources sustainably,

conflicts over them would be reduced.

So, protecting the global environment is directly related to securing peace.”


                                                                                                Wangari Maathai




Africa is Proud


Women Are Inspired


And Many Are Pleased


That for the First Time


An Environmentalist


Has been Awarded


The Nobel Peace Prize




To the beat of African drums, Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai became the twelfth woman, and the first African woman, to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, since it was first awarded in 1901.


She told the gathered audience of royals, celebrities, and diplomats that protecting the world's resources is linked to halting world violence.


"Today, we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system," the first environmental activist to win the peace prize said.


Maathai warned that the world remained under attack from Disease, Deforestation, and War.


"We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds, and in the process heal our own, indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty, and wonder," she said.


"This will happen only if we see the need to revive our sense of belonging to a larger family of life, with which we have shared our evolutionary process.”


Wangari Maathai combines science, social commitment, and active politics. More than simply protecting the existing environment, her strategy is to secure and strengthen the very basis for ecologically sustainable development.


She founded The Green Belt Movement by planting nine trees in her yard.  Then, for the next 30 years, she mobilized African women to plant 30 million trees.


Her methods have now been adopted by other countries, and we are all witness to how deforestation and forest loss have led to desertification in Africa and have threatened many other regions of the world.


Many now believe that protecting our forests against desertification is a vital factor in the struggle to strengthen and protect and improve the living environment of our common Earth for all of its many residents – both human and nonhuman.


Try planting a tree – it truly is inspiring.  Every time I do, I happily realize that many life forms will be sustained by it – long after I’m gone.



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Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
What a wonderful tribute! This was lovely and your message here is so important!

Reviewed by William Bonilla

William ....Peace & Love
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Yuppers I was well pleased when I heard..

But there is heaps to be done in Africa, more die of hunger there, than all the diseases combined, yup including AIDS.

I can give world VISION A PLUG HERE, seems approriate, and the new band aid single..

Keep on buddy..
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
Thank God for you, Ed... a gentle voice of reason and reality, though I know your heart is heavy. Those who prefer to rip and shred, name-call and stereotype, divide and blast their biases on both sides should find truth in your wisdom, your studious tutorials on how to make our country, our world, or planet whole again. If listening and acting are to come, you, dear friend, will certainly be among those who will lead us. We have to do more than talk... you lead by example. You are a hero of mine.

As John Lennon said: "Imagine"... katy xox.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

Extremely informative write ... grand words of wisdom abound in this beautiful tribute ... many thanks for sharing!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Deeply and lastingly inspiring. I am very grateful to you
for bringing this great achievement to my attention.
Among my heroes are Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt,
Mohammed Ali, Sojourner Truth, and Jimmy Carter. From this
moment forward, Wangari Maathai holds a permanent place
on the list. We ARE our environment; our environment IS
us. Many cultures have realized the fact. Indeed, embraced
it. It is high time we Americans do. Thanks again. . .so
much. Phyllis
Reviewed by jude forese
a great accomplishment ...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

the world, for having the courage to nominate an african woman who's making a difference

and you, for penning this tribute to her--BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. *OUTSTANDING*
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
Wow thanks Ed for this and now I am real glad that she won. Most of the women that I have met from Africa are just as beautiful as this lady is. She is correct.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven
I am a great admirer of Wangari Maathai. She deserves the prize. Thanks for sharing this Ed.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Thank you for this informative poetic missive, Ed. Much appreciated. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I heard about that, and I was so happy! Africa has suffered for far too long; it's about time something positive happened to her and her people! Wonderful write!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Thanks for sharing this Ed!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
Thanks Ed. I adore your den because I always take some practical bit of knowledge away. Also, I agree with Nordette's comments below. Dawn
Reviewed by George Jackson
Thank you, Ed, for an insightful, eye opening (to me...never saw it like that)poem. Well done.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Planting trees will also change the weather system. A little known fact. Water trees in the desert and in time they will give you land in which water can survive. I read a story about a man that has done this and proved his thoughts. Wish I could remember his name. I never forget the actions, but I am horrible at remembering names.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
Ed, you have both the spirit of an activist and an educator. Thank you for posting this piece.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
With my black thumb I try to stay away from planting anything, but I could buy a few new trees and have them planted couldn't I...? I had heard the acceptance speach yesterday on the radio for the Peace prize and was quite impressed that it was a woman from Africa and an enviromentalist as well...sometimes the world can change its views...Ed & rufuz
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