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Climate Change Action Is Economic Common Sense

October 10, 2010

Today, thousands of environmental campaigners will hold workshops on climate change, sponsored by the website There will be more than 6,000 events in 170 countries -- a powerful human signal that, even after a year of disappointment, the climate change movement will not die -- or fade away. It is powered by the most elemental of human instincts -- our sense of responsibility to our children, and the threats we see to their future.

New Book from Wangari Maathai

September 9, 2010

Wangari Maathai's latest book, Replenishing the Earth: Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and the World is now available in the U.S. and the U.K., and on Amazon's Kindle reader.

Wangari Maathai's Four Books Available on Amazon's Kindle

September 9, 2010

All four of Wangari Maathai's works—Unbowed, The Challenge for Africa, Replenishing the Earth, and The Green Belt Movement are available on Amazon's Kindle reader.

Kenyans Approve New Constitution

August 5, 2010

NAIROBI, Kenya — With a new Constitution overwhelmingly approved by voters, Kenyan politicians are now talking excitedly about their country’s golden future.

Professor Maathai Plants Tree to Honor Nelson Mandela

July 26, 2010

Nobel Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai planted a tree to commemorate former South African President and fellow Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela who will be celebrating his 92nd birthday this Sunday. Maathai at the same time called on opponents of the proposed constitution to stop spreading falsehoods.

The African union summit and the future of Sudan

July 21, 2010

The African Union has declared 2010 the Year of Peace and Security in Africa, and will soon launch the African Decade of Women. What better opportunity to act on these pledges than at the 15th African Union Summit, being held later this month in Kampala, Uganda?

National Civil Rights Museum Awards Dr. Wangari Maathai, Dr. Dorothy Cotton and Eva Longoria Parker 2010 Freedom Awards

July 13, 2010

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2010 Freedom Awards by the National Civil Rights Museum will be presented to Dr. Wangari Maathai of Kenya for environmental and human rights, Dr. Dorothy Cotton for civil rights and social change and Eva Longoria Parker for philanthropy and humanitarianism.

Nobel Winner Calls On Women To Lead Way In Economic And Political Life

July 1, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, who is visiting Sydney to accept the Lions humanitarian award, said on Thursday that women need to be at the forefront of political and economic change, reports China's Xinhua news agency.

Introducing the MDG Super Group

June 24, 2010

As I mentioned earlier, this is the summer of the MDGs. In the latest of such develepments, Ban Ki Moon appointed an outside panel of government officials and civic leaders as part of an advocacy group in support of the Millennium Development Goals. The panel is co-chaired by Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Spainish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

Climate Change Poses Economic Threat

June 24, 2010

Over the next few days, the world’s most powerful leaders will gather around two summit tables, the G8 in Huntsville and the G20 in Toronto. At the top of their agenda will be the economic recession, an immediate crisis that threatens global economic stability.