December 28, 2010

The Greenbelt Movement in Google Earth

Posted by Dr. Laura Guertin

The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai is one of my heroes.  She has numerous accomplishments, including founding The Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on planting trees, environmental conservation, and women’s rights in Kenya and beyond.

So I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to see that Wangari Maathai has brought The Green Belt Movement into Google Earth.  Check out the Climate Change in Google Earth page that showcases video tours of various Earth ecosystems, including the forests of Kenya.

View “Taking Root The Vision of Wangari Maathai” from YouTube