Wangari Muta Maathai (1940-2011) was an internationally renowned Kenyan environmental political activist. The founder of the Green Belt Movement, she was a 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Films celebrating Wangari Maathai
Enjoy these winning films from the MY HERO Film Festival made by students and professionals featuring the remarkable heroism of Wangari Maathai.
To commemorate and honor the life and work of Professor Wangari Maathai.
View this film to learn how 11 year old Felix from Germany was inspired by Wangari Maathai.
Young Voices for the Planet: Watch this film about Felix from Germany, who was inspired by Wangari Maathai, and hopes to plant 1 million trees. (running time 5 min)
Stories Celebrating Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai is a hero to students and colleagues alike, and her heroic efforts came from exemplifying the women who inspired her.
A high school student from Henrietta, New York, shares why Wangari Maathai is her hero.
Excerpt from The MY HERO book a chapter written by Francis Moore Lappé on Wangari Maathai.
From the Gallery | Art Miles Mural Project Inspires Wangari Tributes
Wangari Maathai is an inspiration to women and environmentalists alike. Her passion and work for a sustainable future and the betterment of the planet, in particular in Kenya, is memorialized through the art work below. Each artwork show how Maathai positively influenced environmental and political initiatives through scenes of nature and Maathai working with others, specifically with women, to education on land preservation.
Art Miles Mural Project is a My Hero partner for the HERO MILE. This is one of the murals to be included
The Greenbelt Movement has planted over 30 millions trees in Kenya and serves as a model program for the rest of the world.
Organizer created on 10/25/2017 6:14:24 PM by Vincent
Last edited 11/19/2020 1:11:21 PM by Laura Nietzer