A new level of consciousness

Wangari Maathai, NAIROBI, Kenya

Boldness, Bravery, Optimism, Women In The World


What difference does seeing a face make? Well, let me tell you, Your "lil bit" is only making things worse. Did anybody ever tell you "every lil bit helps", then why ain't it helping? Is it because we just don't know?

Most of us never plant ten trees during an entire lifetime. Keep reading to learn why you should.

Can you not see the logic in this? Where is the inspiration? Will you just birth another child in this already overcrowded pig sty, we call a world, or will you do you best to clean it up?

Speaking truth to power - What’s going to happen to you - unbowed? Are you able to shed your fears and give hope to each other?

Which role do you play in society? Is it that most are responsible for playing none? Are you as comfortable in the gritty streets of the slums and muddy hillsides, as you are hobnobbing with heads of state? What’s your contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace? Is there an urgent need for clean water, while we go around correcting everybody?

Can one person be responsible for planting more than 30 million trees and helping nearly 900,000 women? ARE you a “force of nature, of strong character and able to survive the harshest of conditions? Do you speak out against environmental degradation and poverty, which are intimately connected? Do you even know enough to care?

Do you really know the meaning of these words: we must not tire, we must not give up, we must persist?

For such work can you imagine being beaten unconscious by police and pushed out of government? Some of us can and for much less. On top of all that your spouse divorces you, saying you were too strong-minded for them? When All you were doing is “speaking truth to power”? Your time is now.

“In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now.” - Wangari Maathai, NAIROBI, Kenya, A force of nature and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Maathai is the first African woman and environmentalist to receive this prestigious award.

The time is now to act, amplifying the voices of the disempowered, one person’s simple idea — that a community should come together now. There are simple actions we can take. Start by planting ten trees we each need to absorb the carbon dioxide we exhale. Practise the 3R campaign (reduce, re-use, and repair, which is mottainai in Japanese), get involved in local initiatives and volunteer your time for services in your community.

For which, we must not tire, we must not give up, we must persist.

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Wangari Maathai, NAIROBI, Kenya

one of courage and indefatigable Optimism. good deeds and a resolutely hopeful sense of justice. Born in poverty to a peasant family!

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