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Sierra Leone hosts African Environment/ Wangari Maathai Day 2020

March 4, 2020 - 12:00PM
Published by Communications

The Minister of Environment, Professor Foday M. Jaward in his welcome address stated that Sierra Leone was proud to be the host for the African Environment Day 2020.

Celebrating Professor Maathai's green legacy

March 3, 2020 - 04:55PM
Published by Communications

This year's celebration was held at Freedom Corner, Uhuru Park, a place that symbolizes all Professor Maathai stood for.

Improving Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

January 31, 2020 - 02:30PM
Published by Communications

The new toilet is also more child-friendly than the accident-prone traditional pit latrines.

Hands off our Uhuru Park, green spaces a matter of life and death

October 31, 2019 - 11:00AM
Published by Communications

Green spaces in cities increase property values and reduce crime and, according to the World Health Oganisation, enhance overall well-being.

Communities rehabilitate Saba Saba River by planting bamboo

September 27, 2019 - 12:30PM
Published by Communications

With this bold initiative, the communities are optimistic that Saba Saba River will continue serving this region as it has for eons and therefore safeguard their livelihoods.

Up/Root the Podcast Interview with Wanjira Mathai: Chair, Wangari Maathai Foundation

August 2, 2019 - 01:05PM
Published by Communications

As the daughter of Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai and Board member of the Green Belt Movement, she is carrying forward her mother’s work and is striving to preserve and honor her legacy. 

Wangari Maathai: Marching with Trees

July 25, 2019 - 12:25PM
Published by Communications

Maathai was steadfast in her determination to fight for the twin issues of conservation and human rights — and planting trees was a symbol of defiance.

The Queen Of Trees: Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai And The Rise Of The Green Belt Movement

July 17, 2019 - 11:50AM
Published by Communications

She was beaten and impoverished, mocked and harassed, but also lived to see millions of trees planted, revitalizing villages and through those villages, a nation.

The woman who planted 50m trees (with a little help...)

March 8, 2019 - 01:00PM
Published by Communications

Kenyan ecologist Wangari Maathai was the founder of the Green Belt Movement, and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Professor Wangari Maathai Feted on Wangari Maathai Day

March 3, 2019 - 12:30PM
Published by Communications

This year, Professor Maathai’s relentless environmental conservation work was immortalized with the naming of a landmark international conference hall in her honor at the August 7th Memorial Park.