Monday, August 10, 2009

Beauty of Nature

"if you destroy nature, nature will destroy you"

these are words for 2004 nobel prize winner Wangari Mathai who has been the leader of the green belt movement in Kenya.
Mostly she has been dealing with environmental issues up to this moment. most people thought she was crazy but now people are facing the reality.
Sometime back in Kenya people have been cutting down trees fir charcoal and using products which are not environmental friendly example use of plastic bags without recycling them... and also staying at water catchment areas of the country but now condition is so pathetic since the level of water has gone down and there is water and electricity rationing in the country.
Just imagine a country without water... the impact is no food, and no economic growth for the nation and hence of the world.
So change begins with us let us obey natures law by trying to plant trees and using bio-degradable products.


Middle Ditch said...

Amen to that. Wise words of Wangari Mathai. She sounds like my mother who was the most careful person with water rubbish and leftovers. And that was years and years ago before any of it was fashionable.

Clelia said...

I know what you means but ingnorance and corruption can really destroy everythings


Miss Welby said...

hello BEAUTY... I should check your blog more frequently. here are some BBC news for you from Kenya:

School pupil, 90, dies in Kenya

Kenya's oldest pupil, Kimani Nganga Maruge, has died in Nairobi aged 90. The great-grandfather held the Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to start primary school, at the age of 84.

His house in the Rift Valley was burnt down in post-election violence last year and he was later moved from a camp to an old people's home in the capital. Despite the disruption, Mr Maruge kept hard at his studies and had two years left to finish his primary education.

Mr Maruge, a veteran of the Mau Mau independence movement, never had the opportunity to go to school when he was younger. The father-of-five said he wanted to learn how to read the Bible for himself and he was also suspicious that he might not have been getting his full pension so he was also keen to study maths.

In 2004 he enrolled at Kapkenduywa primary school, in Eldoret, a year after the Kenyan government introduced free primary schooling. With one of the best attendance records he was made a prefect in the school.

Mumbi Kamuri, head of Cheshire Homes in Kenya where Mr Maruge spent the last year of his life, said he was dedicated to his studies right to the end. Even after he was diagnosed with cancer in February he asked for teachers to teach him at home, she said.

"He was a very courageous man," she said. "Even if you don't see it through to the end, you will still have achieved something."

school for the girls said...

Hi middle,
Thanks for those beautiful words too.
I think mothers are the best role models ever.
because they give the right dose depending on their wisdom.

Clelia you are absolutely right.

Miss thanks so much Maruga was just extra ordinary. I met him in Cheshire home and he still had a powerful mind just like of a young man.
It is true he revealed the power of education, the thirst that different people have for education and also.

Thank you so much for reminding me about him.