This is a beautiful piece of video dedicated to Wangari Maathai¬†who died yesterday of during an operation for cancer at the age of 71. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for promoting conservation, women’s rights and transparent government – the first African woman to get the award, she also founded the The Green Belt Movement, which has planted 20-30 million trees in Africa. She will be greatly missed.

SONG OF THE DAY – I am Awake -Polly Bolton

I love this woman. Polly has written a song for Wangari, but I can’t find it this morning so you can have another of her beautiful compositions which again is a real affirmation for being alive on a grey Monday.

I am awake it is a new day