She's the author of four books, the subject of a documentary film called Taking Root and the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her contribution to "sustainable development, democracy and peace".
She was super bad ass and (because I'm short on time) I encourage you to follow the links below to learn more about her or buy one of her books!
Learn more about the Green Belt Movement: http://www.greenbeltmovement.org
Like GBM on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenbeltmovement?fref=ts
Read a book: "Unbowed, A Memoir"
In her own words, "We have a responsibility to protect the rights of generations, of all species, that cannot speak for themselves today. The global challenge of climate change requires that we ask no less of our leaders, or ourselves."