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Good Fortune: Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Environmentalist

Clip: Season 23 Episode 5 | 4s

Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan environmental activist who founded the Green Belt Movement, which trains rural women to plant trees, combat deforestation and generate income for impoverished communities. In this 2010 interview, Maathai explains Green Belt's holistic approach to addressing poverty. Maathai passed away on Sept. 25, 2011 at the age of 71 after battling ovarian cancer.

Aired: 07/12/10

Rating: NR

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