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Wangari Maathai

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Wangari Maathai, Eco-Warrior with a smile

Faces of Africa

Wangari Maathai was recognized across the globe as a warrior for the environment and a campaigner for human rights. Widely known just by her first name Wangari, she was responsible for planting more than thirty million trees across Africa in her lifetime. But she did much more than simply plant trees.


30 Apr 2022

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Wangari Maathai- Planting Trees to Change the World (Zoo-notable S2E18)


Celebrating Black History Month with my favorite conservation hero, Wangari Maathai. She is the Nobel Peace Prize winning founder of the Green Belt Movement, and an activist for women's rights as well as environmental protection. Wangari is also where I first heard the remarkable Hummingbird story that shaped a lot of my conservation behavior, including my ideas about conservation fitness (connect to the earth in a healthy and positive way!). Learn more about Wangari and find her books here: https://www.greenbeltmovement.org/wangari-maathai/books I borrowed all the books from my local library, but I've ordered her memoir Unbowed. So it's entirely possible we will get another Zoo-notable about Wangari in the near future. The books we discuss today are: Seeds of Change by Jen Cullerton Johnson Planting Peace by Gwendolyn Hooks Wangari’s Trees of Peace—Jeanette Winter Planting the Trees of Kenya—Claire A. Nivola Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Trees to Bring Change, by Lisa Crayton Find your local library to discover secret gems and hidden knowledge. Support Zoo-notable by sharing this podcast and joining our Pride on Patreon  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


7 Feb 2022

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S2 Ep 1: Youth climate activism in the footsteps of Wangari Maathai

People vs Inequality Podcast

How can we get urgent climate action that is also just? This is the question we explore in Series Two of the People vs Inequality podcast, learning from the stories of change-makers that are turning the tide for climate justice.We are kicking off with one of the most inspiring climate activists of today.  Elizabeth Wathuti shows that youth climate activism is not new, as  she planted her first tree at age 7 and turned anger into action by founding the Green Generation Initiative in 2015. Inspired by the late environmentalist and Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai she shows what it means to nurture care and leadership of young people, whilst ‘cracking down the system’ that is working against them. Hear why she called on world leaders ‘to open their hearts’ at COP26 and how she plans to make sure they deliver for climate justice – for her fellow Kenyans, for Africa and for the world.To find out more about  Elizabeth Wathuti and her work  check out:Elizabeth Wathuti COP26 World Leaders Summit Speech : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73LIu66ojQGreen Generation Initiative website: https://greengenerationinitiative.org/ Wangari Maathai Foundation website:https://wangarimaathai.org/ Keep in touch with us!Email us! - peoplevsinequality@gmail.comTwitter: @pplvsinequalityBlog: https://peoplevsinequality.blogspot.com/ The show is a collaboration between Barbara van Paassen (creator and host), Elizabeth Maina (producer), Alexander Akello (audio engineer) with financial support from the Guerilla Foundation.


25 Jan 2022

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Wangari Maathai: Environmentalist/Nobel Prize Recipient

Women of HERstory: A Podcast

Wangari Maathai dedicated her life to improving the world in as many ways as possible. With founding the Green Belt Movement, she wanted to empower the people to examine their situations and take the necessary actions to change them. Wangari believed that through environmental activism we can promote peace by working together to preserve the resources we have around us. Her work garnered international recognition while also putting her in the direct firing line of regimes who wanted her to sit down and be quiet like a "proper woman" should. ofherstory.com Instagram: @womenofherstorypodcast Twitter- @theherstorypod TikTok- @ womenofherstory Facebook- Women of HERstory


11 Jan 2022

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THE UNBOWED Wangari Maathai


Wangari Maathai was the first woman in Central Africa to earn a PhD, the first Black woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the mother of the Ecofeminist movement — and that’s just the beginning! Discover the life of this remarkable, brilliant, world-changing woman with our guest, author and environmentalist Virginia Phiri. The Green Belt Movement website is here. You can watch Wangari Maathai’s Nobel Prize speech here. Virginia Phiri is an author and activist in Zimbabwe. Phiri has written both fiction and non-fiction books in English, and in two of Zimbabwe’s local languages, chiShona and isiNdebele. She is founder of Zimbabwe Women Writers and Zimbabwean Academic and Non Fiction Authors Association. Having been raised in a family of political activists aligned to the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union, she was actively involved in the Zimbabwe’s liberation war at the age of seventeen, Phiri is an accountant by profession, as well as an African orchid expert, who has co-authored orchid articles in journals such as Die Orchidee since 1996. She was an IUCN Africa Committee member up to 2012 and is currently a member of IUCN Species Survival Commission. Music featured in this episode included: The post THE UNBOWED Wangari Maathai appeared first on What'shername.


26 Jul 2021

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Episode 24 - We celebrate Mme Wangari Maathai

Conversations With La Nkosi

In this episode we dive into who Mme Wangari Maathai was and why we continue to celebrate and work towards honoring the remarkable legacy she left behind.Mme Wangari was among the 800 young Africans who studied in the United States through the Kennedy Airlift Scholarship program in the 1960s. She then went on to become the First woman from the East and Central Africa to obtain a doctoral degree; and then became the first female associate professor in the East and Central Africa.One can not not tell you about this phenomenal woman of color, a Queen is what she was and an inspiration to us daughters of the soil she continues to be. 🖤--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conversationswith-lankosi/message


28 Jun 2021

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Lunch talk: The Legacy of Wangari Maathai: Linking Environmentalism, Climate Justice...

Accelerator SU

Lunch talk: The Legacy of Wangari Maathai: Linking Environmentalism, Climate Justice and Global SecurityThis lunch talk shares insights into the connection between nature, land, poverty and power, specifically through the work of 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan social, environmental and political activist. Her legacy was one of improving the quality of life for the society at large by attending to the environment, specifically through her mass tree planting project, the Green Belt Movement. Professor Jason Czarnezki will discuss Maathai’s ongoing legacy and the relationship to his own work in environmental law.Professor Jason Czarnezki is the Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, and Associate Dean of Environmental Law Programs and Strategic InitiativesElisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University (New York). In 2020, Professor Czarnezki was named by the Swedish National Research Council, the Olof Palme Visiting Professor at Stockholm University. His research concerns natural resources law, environmentalism, food policy, sustainable public procurement, private environmental governance, and global climate policy.In conversation with Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Project Leader Researcher Collaborations at Accelerator.This conversation was recorded 2021-03-10.


10 May 2021

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Episode 19: Wangari Maathai

Tangential Inspiration

We are celebrating April as Earth Month on Tangential Inspiration.  In this episode, we announce the launch of our website, TangentialInspiration.com, Amy tells us about a teen on a mission to rid the ocean of an unexpected pollutant- golf balls; Teresa does her deep dive on Wangari Maathai, an African woman who has taught generations of Africans, through word and deed, about the power of conservation; and Teresa talks about 4Oceans, a company that using the sale of its products to fund ocean clean up.  Get inspired to take care of our planet.We would love to hear from you.  Send us your comments or even your own inspirational stories at tangentialinspiration@gmail.com.Follow us on our social media:Website: https://tangentialinspiration.com/Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/tangentialinspiration/Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Podcast/Tangential-Inspiration-110449931124565/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TangentialInsp1


16 Apr 2021

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Grace A. Musila on the Life and Work of Wangari Maathai

A Correction Podcast

Grace A Musila is an associate professor in the Department of African Literature at Wits University, Johannesburg. She is the author of A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour: Kenya, Britain and the Julie Ward Murder, which explores Kenyan and British interpretations of the 1988 murder of British tourist Julie Ann Ward in Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. She also coedited Rethinking Eastern African Intellectual Landscapes with James Ogude and Dina Ligaga. She has written articles and book chapters on eastern and southern African literatures and popular cultures. In this interview we discuss her book Wangari Maathai's Registers of Freedom. Our next book club meeting will take place on April 6th. It will once again be hosted by Fiori Sara Berhane. We will (Zoom) meet at 7pm EST and will be reading The Ministry For The Future. All are welcome!Sign Up Here

17 Feb 2021

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w/ Stella Nyambura Mbau on Climate Information Gap, Wangari Maathai and Activism (Part II)

Stories of Climate Justice

Here's Part II of my conversation with Stella Nyambura Mbau (PhD) on Climate Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa. We talked about the burden that climate change puts on women, the gap information between the government and rural communities and the inspiring Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai!Unbowed: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/104884/unbowed-by-wangari-maathai/Write me if you want to pitch a story or send me your thoughts: storiesofclimatejustice@gmail.comMusic by Giulia Dalicco and Linus Paetzold


8 Feb 2021