My name is Elizabeth Wathuti also known as Liz Mazingira, I am an environment and climate activist from Kenya, the fourth recipient of Wangari Maathai Scholarship Award and founder of Green Generation Initiative.
What keeps me going is knowing that we aren’t the last generation, more will come after us and my fight is not just for us but also for generations to come.
Let us unite and join efforts in securing a livable world NOW for a safe future.
I know that I have what it takes to be a change maker today and if I don’t step up as a young person to address the challenges we are facing today, then nobody else will.
Growing up I thought I might have been too young to make a huge impact. But now I know that it is the little things we do that matter the most, and they eventually make a huge difference.
The late Professor Wangari Maathai remains to be my greatest source of inspiration. My mum has always been passionate about my passion and she helps me a lot in this journey, in fact, I have a tree nursery at home which she helps take care of in spite her many commitments. It’s also all about the team, the members of Green Generation Initiative have continued to inspire me throughout this journey, it is because of their efforts that we have been able to have a greater impact.