Wangari Maathai

Replanting Kenya

How Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai’s vision of planting a million trees launched the Green Belt Movement and empowered women across Africa.

Remembering Wangari Maathai

Environmentalist Wangari Maathai, founder of the Greenbelt Movement and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, has died at the age of 71. We remember her life and accomplishments.

The Master Tree-Planter Speaks

Nobel Prize-winning environmental activist and scientist Wangari Maathai of Kenya returns to Living On Earth to talk with host Steve Curwood about some of the forces that shaped her courage and determination. Whether it was ridicule, the responses of thr

The Master Tree-Planter Speaks

Nobel Prize-winning environmental activist and scientist Wangari Maathai of Kenya returns to Living On Earth to talk with host Steve Curwood about some of the forces that shaped her courage and determination. Whether it was ridicule, the responses of thr

The Master Tree-Planter Speaks

Nobel Prize-winning environmental activist and scientist Wangari Maathai of Kenya returns to Living On Earth to talk with host Steve Curwood about some of the forces that shaped her courage and determination. Whether it was ridicule, the responses of thr

The Master Tree-Planter Speaks

Nobel Prize-winning environmental activist and scientist Wangari Maathai of Kenya returns to Living On Earth to talk with host Steve Curwood about some of the forces that shaped her courage and determination. Whether it was ridicule, the responses of thr

Remembering Wangari Maathai

Environmentalist Wangari Maathai, founder of the Greenbelt Movement and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, has died at the age of 71. We remember her life and accomplishments.

Replanting Kenya

How Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai’s vision of planting a million trees launched the Green Belt Movement and empowered women across Africa.