environmentalist

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace. Wangari like so many of the women profiled in this series, was a woman ahead of her time. She was a founder of the Green Belt Movement. GBM was set up [...]

Petra Kelly

With the Green Party here in the UK making such huge strides, overtaking both UKIP and the LibDems in terms of membership of the party, this is a good time to look at one of the women instrumental in bringing Green issues front and centre in European politics. Petra Kelly, who was born in Bavaria, [...]