“We cannot tire or give up. We owe it to the present and future generations of all species to rise up and walk.” Did you know that Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to ever win the Nobel Prize? She was the Kenyan social activist and environmental crusader who founded the Green Belt Movement. It aims at organizing women in rural Kenya to plant trees, combat deforestation and stop soil erosion. Since the movement started, over 51 million trees have been planted, and more than 30,000 women have been trained in forestry, food processing, bee-keeping and other trades that help them financially while preserving their lands and resources.