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WINGS #43-16 Wangari Maathai and the Greenbelt Movement

Women Re-Greening the World


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Length: 0:28:43
Uploaded: 13 Feb, 2017

Recording Date: 2 Feb, 2002
Recording Location: New Haven CT, Austin TX, Vancouver BC, Denman Island BC
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Creative Commons License
WINGS #43-16 Wangari Maathai and the Greenbelt Movement by Melinda Tuhus and WINGS: Women's Internaitonal News Gathering Service is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Program Title: WINGS #43-16 Wangari Maathai and the Greenbelt Movement
Description: From the WINGS archives: The late Professor Wangari Maathai discusses the Green Belt Movement that she founded with the National Council of Women of Kenya, to address problems of streams drying up, food insecurity, and a dearth of firewood and fencing. The still-active project organizes grassroots women to plant and care for millions and millions of trees.

Host(s): Melinda Tuhus
Featured Speakers/Guests: Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) founded the Green Belt Movement and was the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. She became politically active to save Kenya's green space from political corruption. She authored four books: The Green Belt Movement; Unbowed: A Memoir; The Challenge for Africa; and Replenishing the Earth. She is also featured in a documentary film,Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai (Marlboro Productions, 2008).

Credits: Interview by Melinda Tuhus; Series Editor, Frieda Werden

Comments: Find out more about the still-active Green Belt Movement at

Environment > Forestry
Health > Food and Nutrition
Environment > Climate Change
Regional > Africa
Science and Technology
Society and Culture > Childhood
Spirituality and Religion
Society and Culture > Women
Type: Weekly Program

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