Category Archives: Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai passes away

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Right Livelihood Award Laureate Wangari Maathai passed away at the Nairobi Hospital on 26 September 2011, according to her family. Prof. Maathai had long been struggling with cancer. Wangari Muta Maathai was born on 1 April 1940. She started the Green Belt Movement in 1977, working with women to improve […]

Wangari Maathai (Kenya, RLA 1984)

Poverty and climate change are threatening East Africa’s Mau forest. It supplies an area ten times the size of Denmark with water. Nonetheless, about a third of the forest has been felled over the past ten years. If the Mau Forest is destroyed, Kenya will die.” Says Wangari Maathai. The University of Copenhagen has just […]