Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan environmentalist who started out by paying women a few shillings to plant trees and went on to become the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
Wangari kindly agreed to an interview while travelling for work in Lyon France. I arranged for VJ Julie Mietz to meet her and record this video for Earth Day's 40th Anniversary. She was displayed on big screens in Times Square as she spoke to the public.
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