Remembering the Woman Responsible for Planting Over 40 Millions Trees

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Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking. -Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai might not be a household name to you, but she should be.

Over 30 years ago she started an organization in Africa, The Green Belt Movement, a tree-planting campaign intended to help combat deforestation and to give locals access to firewood for cooking and clean water. To date, the campaign is responsible for planting over 40 million trees.