Also in attendance was Douglas Goldman (president of the Goldman Environmental Foundation), Musimbi Kanyoro (president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women), and Huey Johnson (founder of Green Belt Movement International). Speakers remembered her luminous smile, fearless advocacy for the environment, smart strategic actions, and tireless spirit.
Stephen Mills, the director of the Green Belt Movement, U.S., said that Maathai was ahead of her time — fighting for the environment, women's empowerment, against corruption, and for community development — all in "one smiling package." Al Gore reminded the audience that the best way to honor her vision is to sustain her beloved cause — the Green Belt Movement — which to date has planted nearly 5 billion trees in Kenya and beyond.
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