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2013-02-14 12:21:42

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation announced today the winners of the 2012 Wangari Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability, an annual $10,000 cash scholarship awarded to two New York City public high school seniors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120419/DC90109LOGO) The winners - Cecil Brooks, Jr., a student at South Bronx Preparatory School Academy, and Awa Sow, a student at Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High...

2011-03-10 06:48:00

GENEVA, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Gateway to Africa is the first annual, international conference which will tackle pressing issues that Africa faces today through an integrative and multidimensional approach. It will bring together leaders of Africa with prominent featured speakers such as Mr. Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2007-2010); former Vice President, USA, Mr. Al Gore; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of The Green Belt...

2010-05-13 13:00:00

NEW CANAAN, Conn., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Environment and Population (CEP), with four leading US and global institutes, announces the appointment of the 2010 CEP Fellows on Population, Climate Change and the Environment. This is the first of a new, ongoing series of Fellowships to - a) advance the science, science-policy-advocacy links, and real-world science application, and; b) build a much needed cadre of outstanding new young leaders, scientists, activists,...

2010-04-16 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PACT, an online underwear brand that blends design and sustainability with support for powerful social and environmental causes, today announced that it has partnered with the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and architect David Adjaye to create the newest print in its line of premium organic cotton underwear for men and women. To honor Earth Week and the debut of the new Green Belt-inspired print, from April 16 - 25, PACT will donate 100 percent of the...

2009-04-23 14:44:00

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dr. Wangari Maathai join Shaklee as they offer Americans the opportunity to become eco entrepreneurs PLEASANTON, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Earth Day, Shaklee Chairman and CEO, Roger Barnett was joined by special guests, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and 2004 Nobel Prize winner Dr. Wangari Maathai for the planting of Shaklee's millionth tree to commemorate the culmination of Shaklee's "A Million Trees. A Million Dreams(TM)"...

2009-04-06 10:14:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai's new book, The Challenge for Africa, offers a powerful and compelling look at the severe and wide-ranging problems facing Africa, from Darfur to HIV/AIDS, massive debt to election fraud, cross-border conflicts to environmental degradation. At the Wilson Center on April 13 at 3 p.m., Maathai will discuss these roadblocks to Africa's development, including population pressures and enduring hunger; the...

2008-09-22 15:00:28

Nobel Peace Prize laureates Al Gore and Wangari Maathai today called upon the United States to combat rapidly accelerating tropical deforestation as a central element in the fight against global poverty, climate change and international instability. At a luncheon hosted by the Avoided Deforestation Partners, Former Vice President Gore joined Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement and 2004 Peace Prize winner, to emphasize the role deforestation plays in poverty, conflict and...

2005-10-24 11:47:30

By Wangui Kanina NAIROBI (Reuters) - African governments and donors on Monday launched an ambitious plan to fight desertification, which causes chronic food shortages and threatens to drive millions from their homes in coming decades. The so-called Terrafrica partnership aims to attract at least $4 billion over 12 years to improve the sharing of ideas about how best to combat land degradation, officials told a news conference in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. "Its objectives are to...