Wiki Woman: Wangari Maathai
Hi I'm calling your host for the good news podcast and I'm neil the other host the good news. PODCAST is your source for Good News Fun Stories Auditory Delight and Sonic Joy. We're bringing you all of this goodness from beautiful downtown Chicago for today's episode. I'd like to share some Info about two awesome women in the latest installment of Wicky. Women I when Ghauri Matai is the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize in nineteen seventy seven. Matai founded the Green Belt Movement. This is from from the article about the Green Belt Movement since one Gary Matai started the movement in nineteen seventy seven over fifty. One million trees have been planted and over thirty thirty thousand. Women have been trained in forestry food processing beekeeping and other trades that helps them earn income while preserving their lands and resources communities in Kenya both men and women have been motivated and organized to both prevent further environmental destruction and restore that which has been damaged image to the greenbelt movements mission is to mobilize community consciousness for self-determination Justice Equity Reduction of poverty and and environmental conservation using trees as the entry. Point if you've listened to the good news podcast previously you can imagine how fully Italy in our wheelhouse. Lis- is in two thousand. Four Matai won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the organization sadly she died in two two thousand eleven but she definitely left her mark. One person who is for sure taking up the baton is her daughter. JEREM anti she has been following following in the footsteps of her mom and doing tons of good work not least of which is the African Forest Land Scape Restoration Initiative which is pushing to get it. One hundred million hectares of land in Africa reforested by twenty thirty just recently. She got the government of Kenya to commit to restoring twelve point. It's six million acres by twenty thirty per usual all of this information from wikipedia and these ECO warrior. Women were put on my radar by the WIKKI project. Women in red. They're committed to changing wikipedia. Read lengths ones with no entry into fleshed out entries in blue. Go check it out. Thanks for listening. Do you have good news. Incredible or maybe. WanNa tell us a joke idea. Excellent email us at. Hello at the good news podcasts. DOT FM or. Leave us a voicemail seven seven three two one seven zero one five six. You can also tweet us at the Good News Pot and follow us on instagram. And if you love the good news podcasts. Think about supporting us on our patriotic page. Most of our music is by Paddington bear and.