Wanjira Maathai, daughter of the late Wangari Maathai, paid a visit to the Goldman Prize office to chat about her mother's legacy and the future of the Green Belt Movement. The Green Belt Movement continues to focus on tree-planting and community engagement operations in Kenya, and would eventually like focus on expanding into other African nations.
Honor and recognition keep pouring in for the late environmental hero Wangari Maathai.
What do Ben Affleck, Cindy McCain and Corneille Ewango (2005) have in common? An understanding that local communities working together at the grassroots level is the surest way to defeat a common problem or reach a common goal.
The Goldman Environmental Foundation and the Green Belt Movement hosted a memorial service for 1991 Goldman Prize winner Wangari Maathai on Wednesday night. The service was held at the Delancey Street Theatre in San Francisco.
We were terribly saddened to receive news this morning about the passing of Wangari Maathai. As a life so full would have it, she held numerous honors and distinctions. We were honored to recognize her with the 1991 Goldman Environmental Prize and will forever be inspired by her unwavering commitment to the environment and social justice.
1994 Goldman Prize winner Laila Iskandar and her Cairo-based NGO, the Spirit of Youth Association (SYA), saw an opportunity in Egypt’s recent political uprising to raise awareness about the importance of proper waste management.
Raoul du Toit won the Goldman Prize for his courageous work in coordinating conservation initiatives that have helped to develop and maintain the largest remaining black rhino populations in Zimbabwe. We sat down with him to learn more about his work.
Feliciano dos Santos (Mozambique, 2008) is the subject of the most recent African Voices program on CNN International. In the piece, Santos discusses his successful music career with his band, Massukos, and his work in helping communities in the poorest region of Mozambique with sanitation and infrastructure projects. Click the image above to watch the three-part video series.
Today, National Geographic announced the names of the fourteen 2010 Emerging Explorers, including 2008 Goldman Prize recipient from Mozambique, Felicano dos Santos. The Emerging Explorers program "recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring adventurers, scientists, photographers, and storytellers making a significant contribution to world knowledge through exploration."