By JANAYA WILDER, Kid Reporter, age 12

PHOTO: Martin Rowe
PHOTO: Martin Rowe

1. I was born in Kenya on April 1, 1940 and died on September 25, 2011.

2. I was an environmental and political activist.

3. I founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental, non-governmental organization focused on planting trees, environmental conservation and women’s rights.

4. In 1986, I was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2004 I became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

ANSWER: Wangari Maathai