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Greening Africa, one tree at a time.

A lifelong career in activism and advocacy led to the extraordinary success of the Green Belt Movement, a nonprofit grassroots organization founded by Kenyan Wangari Maathai. In her new book The Green Belt Movement (Lantern Books, $15), Maathai offers both the history of the movement and information on where it's heading. Centering on planting trees, restorative agriculture and empowering women, the movement was founded to confront Kenya's problems of soil erosion and poor access to drinking water and energy. It has made a major difference, and The Green Belt Movement is a powerful and informative book.
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Author:Allen, Kimberly
Date:Jul 1, 2003
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