Nobel Prize Winner Wangari Maathai: The Green Belt Movement in Kenya

Posted by on December 16, 2005

Tree Tenders Continuing Education: The Green Belt Movement in Kenya

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
6:45pm – 8:00pm

West Chester University, Schmucker Science Center, North Room 191, West Chester, PA

PHS Tree Tenders is proud to sponsor this presentation by Gerard Hertel of West Chester University, who will tell the story of a truly inspiring and courageous woman, Professor Wangari Maathai of Kenya. Thirty years ago Dr. Maathai, currently Kenya?s assistant minister for the environment and natural resources, formed the Green Belt Movement ( to counteract the decline of Kenya?s natural forests by planting trees. Since then, 30,000,000 trees have been planted. Dr. Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her contributions to sustainable development, democracy, and peace. Since 1999 Gerry Hertel has worked in Kenya on a forest health study, with encouragement from Maathai and her Green Belt Movement. Join us for this lively presentation and discussion on how we can green our own communities! Open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact: Dawn Waters, [email protected], 215-988-8845

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