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It's Time to Plant Hope: 10 Inspiring Quotes on Leadership for Social Justice from Dr. Wangari Maathai

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 01.12.2017 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

This year, as we celebrate the 12th anniversary of Dr. Maathai's receipt of the 2004 Nobel Prize, we are each challenged to plant hope. This is a call to leadership.

Things to Do in Nairobi

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

Now that I am in the safari industry I get a lot of requests for recommendations for things to do in Nairobi. Of course there are the classic activities which I use for almost every traveler but I have also tried to find new ideas to share with travelers.

Remembering Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai on the Second Anniversary of Her Passing

Natalie Pace | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

She remembered a land of plenty -- water at hand and fields that yielded food for the family. When she returned home, however, Wangari Maathai stood on an arid wasteland, where worn-out women walked miles for food and water, struggling to provide sustenance for their children.

What Is It About Trees?

Carl Pope | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

You can argue -- however hollowly -- that a political party has been suppressed because it was plotting with foreigners. It is difficult to make that argument against a sycamore tree.

The Legacy of Wangari Maathai: Women as Green Agents of Change

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Jamie Bechtel

The unexpected impact of Dr. Wangari Maathai's work was to show that the solutions to our many societal and planetary ills often rests with those who bear the greatest burden.

'Green News Report' - October 4, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koch Indust...

Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Remembered By Mentee

Turnstyle | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

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'Green News Report' - September 29, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate cha...

'Green News Report' - September 27, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Government ...

Wangari Maathai: A Dream of Trees

Jennifer Buffett | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Jennifer Buffett

In formally establishing the Green Belt Movement in 1977, Wangari was wise enough to see that for the disempowered, planting trees was in fact a radical act of self-assertion, a method of laying claim to the life-giving power of one small corner of the Earth.

Wangari Maathai and the Real Work of Hope

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Frances Moore Lappe

As the result of Maathai's work, tens of thousands of village women who had been taught to defer to chiefs, husbands, colonial authorities, multinational corporate marketers, and to disparage their own traditions and common sense gained courage.

Wangari Maathai: Champion for Conservation, Africa and the World

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

The loss of Wangari Maathai is a loss not just for the environmental community, but for the world as a whole.

Wangari Maathai And Why She Matters

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

Though most Americans have never heard of her, I invite you to learn why so many of us in the world mourn today.

Lynne Peeples

Wangari Maathai Knew Nature Pays For Itself | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green

Wangari Maathai knew her country's wilderness was priceless. Still, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate -- who died of cancer on Sunday at the age of 71 --...

Interview with Wangari Maathai, Environmental Activist and Nobel Laureate

Marianne Schnall | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green
Marianne Schnall

We are on one planet; some of the impact of what human beings do in one corner of the world is going to affect people in a distant corner of the world.

Where Have You Gone Jacques Cousteau? Wangari Maathai Comes to Chicago

Jimmy Seidita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jimmy Seidita

Who is the most famous environmentalist in the world? A pretty straightforward question, but there isn't one obvious person that comes to mind.