Wangari Maathai Quotes

In many developing countries environmental problems are relegated to the periphery because they do not appear to be as urgent as other issues … We cannot survive without clean drinking water, food and pure air. Environmental concerns are not a luxury in Africa.

Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai
  • Born: April 1, 1940
  • Died: September 25, 2011
  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Profession: Environmentalist, Political Activist, Writer

Wangarĩ Muta Maathai was a Kenyan environmental political activist and Nobel laureate. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica (Benedictine College) and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya.