March 24, 2020

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT 

(Interview with Wangari Maathai, Environmental Activist and Nobel Prize winner) 

Wangari Maathai started the Green Belt Movement and also fought for equal rights for women in Africa. She is the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Read the excerpts from her interview with NHK Radio (Japan). NHK Radio : How did you become aware of the environment? WM: From the time we started, we were trying to respond to the basic needs of people in the nural areas; and people were asking for clean drinking water, for food, for energy (which is mostly firewood), for building material, for fodder for the animals...................