Wangari Maathai was honored as the 2004 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for her commitment to conservation in Kenya. Maathai organized the Greenbelt Movement in her home country Kenya. The movement is a non-government environmental organization focusing on conservation. They plant trees, provide environmental education, and more.
Two years later in 2006, I was excited about seeing Maathai in person at a Morehouse College commencement. In my favorite photo in the center, she ceremonially planted a tree on the Morehouse campus. Yes, I took a few photos!
Morehouse Special Commencement, 3/24/06
Photo 1: Wangari Maathai
Photo 2: Maathai planting a tree on the Morehouse campus.
Photo 3: m. Maathai and r. Andrew Young