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Francesca de Gasparis

After her untimely death in late September 2011, the legacy of Wangari Maathai's lifelong commitment to rural women and forests is highlighted by Francesca de Gasparis, European Director of the Green Belt Movement, set up by Maathai over 30 years ago.
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Wangari used to tell her poor rural women "You may not be a World Leader, Leader of the Nation or even local headman, but you can change things in your own backyard". I have quoted this many times to people in despair at the state of the world. RIP
posted by: Anne Pickstock (12:46:50 Tue 3rd January 2012)

Cesca, what a wonderful tribute to Wangari Maathai. May her motto of “always do the best you can & her dream of tree planting all over the world” come to fruition with the Hummingbird Campaign – "I am doing the best I can, tiny drop by tiny drop”.
posted by: annie chapman (14:06:46 Tue 8th November 2011)

Cesca, what a wonderful tribute to Wangari Maathai. An amazing woman, in service to the environment and to rural women. Humble, passionate and focused about her work, an inspiring environmentalist, educator & leader, with humour and inspiration to spread her message to all.
posted by: annie chapman (14:04:06 Tue 8th November 2011)

 

 

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