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William Kamkwamba [photo]

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William Kamkwamba is the Malawian “boy who harnessed the wind”. In 2002, William used blue gum trees, bicycle parts, and materials from a local scrap yard to create a power source for his village. Since then, he has built a solar-powered water pump and two other windmills. In 2013, Time Magazine named William one of the “30 People Under 30 Changing the World”. See his TED Talk presentation[fn][[nid:688]][/fn]

Kandi Mosset [photo]

Kandi Mosset
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Kandi Mosset is a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, USA. She has organized many environmental action projects among Native Americans ranging from recycling programs and community gardens to protests against hydraulic fracking on Native American lands. Watch her moving testimony before the US Congress [fn][[nid:687]][/fn]

Aldo Leopold [photo]

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Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), (left, with naturalist Olaus Murie) was an American ecologist famous for the ‘land ethic’ he proposed in his book A Sand County Almanac (1949). Leopold believed we must change our characters from “conqueror of the land-community” to “plain member and citizen of it”; only then will we respect all creatures of the natural world as our “fellow members” in a shared community.[fn][[nid:684]][/fn]

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