Tthousands of trees have been cut down to make rooms for buildings, but no one planted a new tree to take their place. “Will all of Kenya become a desert?” She wonders as her tears fall. She starts by planting nine seeds in her own backyard starting the green belt movement.
|Writer: Jeanette Winter
Storyteller (Marathi): Sunanda Hulyalkar
Storyteller (English): Ajay Dasgupta
Cover art: Chris Browne Design
Full text of the story (https://archive.org/details/WangarisTrees-Marathi)
More on Wangari Mathai and the Green Belt Movement
Wangari Maathai was the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. She authored four books: The Green Belt Movement; Unbowed: A Memoir; The Challenge for Africa; and Replenishing the Earth. As well as having been featured in a number of books, she and the Green Belt Movement were the subject of a documentary film, Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai (Marlboro Productions, 2008).