Tag Archives: Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Green Party founder and Nobel Peace Prize winner, passes away at age 71

Wangari Muta Maathai (1940-2011)

It is with great sadness that the family of Professor Wangari Maathai announces her passing away on 25th September, 2011, at the Nairobi Hospital, after a prolonged and bravely borne struggle with cancer. Her loved ones were with her at the time.

Professor Maathai’s departure is untimely and a very great loss to all who knew her—as a mother, relative, co-worker, colleague, role model, and heroine; or who admired her determination to make the world a more peaceful, healthier, and better place.… Read more ...

Newsweek story features Green Party women leaders: Renate Künast, Wangari Maathai, and Elizabeth May

Thanks to Green Party Watch for the tip. At GPW, there are excerpts about the three, green women mentioned in the story.

At Newsweek, there is a story with title and tag-lines: “Empowering Women and Saving the Environment. Mothering the Earth. Grassroots activists are showing women how to clean up the environment while empowering themselves.”

The story has interviews with the following Green Party leaders:  Renate Künast who is a member of the German Green Party and a high-profile German politician; Kenya’s Wangari Maathai who is a co-founder of the Green Belt Movement and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner; and, Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada.… Read more ...

In Copenhagen: Global Greens forum to address global warming

As posted at onthewilderside.com

Global Greens forum on December 13 to address global warming during UN Copenhagen Climate Conference

Green Party leaders from around the world–including Wangari Maathai, José Bové and Elizabeth May–to participate; US Greens challenge Obama to stop appeasing corporate polluters and peddling inadequate measures.

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders from every corner of the globe will participate in a public forum in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Sunday, December 13, during the United Nations Copenhagen Climate Conference.… Read more ...