The TH Interview: Wangari Maathai (Part Two)



"How can the planting of trees threaten presidents and ministers and people in authority? It's not the act of planting trees, it is the act of exposing the injustices that people in office carry out." Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai empowers people around the world through the simple act of putting roots into soil. But she has been beaten, tear-gassed and imprisoned for her work. Telling truth to power is also the reason she recently declined the honor of being an Olympic torch bearer. In the second part of our in-depth interview, Dr. Maathai also tells TreeHugger how she greens up her own remarkable life. ::TreeHugger Radio

Listen to the podcast of this interview via iTunes, or just click here to listen, right-click to download.

For Part One of our interview with Wangari, click here.

Tags: Activism | Africa | Carbon Dioxide | Carbon Emissions | Carbon Sequestration | Forestry | Kenya | Preservation

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