Dr. Wangari Maathai’s Unabridged Lecture at Concordia University, Sep. 28, 2009

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Dr. Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan environmental, political activist and elected member of Parliament. She founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women’s rights. In 2004 she became the first African woman, and the first environmentalist, to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.

The world-renowned environmentalist shared her vision of change. She inspired students with stories of personal sacrifice and stressed that every single person can make a difference.

Maathais lecture was presented by the Concordia Student Union (CSU) in association with the Sustainability Action Fund, the Arts and Science Federation of Associations, the university and the Yves Rocher Foundation.

Find out more about the Green Belt Movement, Maathais forest conservation effort based in Nairobi, by visiting:


Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

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