Tree planter, Nobel Prize laureate, revolutionary: Prof. Wangari Maathai at 80

April 29, 2020

For Wangari Maathai, planting trees was never just about restoring the water cycle. It was also about helping people – including the most marginalized – standing up for their human and environmental rights.

In this beautiful clip, our partner organization Ecosia explores the legacy of Professor Maathai through some of the people who continue the work she started in 1977 when she founded the Green Belt Movement.

Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees: