Trees for Democracy
Unless we properly manage resources like forests, water, land, minerals and oil, we will not win the fight against poverty. And there will not be peace. Old conflicts will rage on and new resource wars will erupt unless we change the path we are on.
—WANGARI MAATHAI, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement, writing in the New York Times (Dec. 10, 2004). Illustration by Leah Hayes.