The Nobel Price to Wangari Maathai, "The Green Belt Movement" (2004) was very influential to me. By experiencing poor environment in Kenya when she was a child, she thought she could change the place. When she was young, she saw destroying the forests, lack of water, and poor rate of income. She helped by planting trees, which became a symbol of peace, by African women and ended up planting 30 million trees. They plant those trees on farms, schools, and churches. The trees helped to create an environment, clean water, and provide food.
The change she made was beneficial because other people who lived in Kenya had not experience what she experienced when she was a child. She was giving people a better life. So by planting trees, not only she made better lives, she also made better environments. She made a big contribution to the well being of everything.