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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...

2011-02-17 00:00:51

SXSW Film Festival announces the World Premiere of Building Hope, The Nobelity Project's new documentary about building Mahiga Hope High School in Kenya. Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 16, 2011 Filmmaker Turk Pipkin's promise to help build the first high school for a remote African community is a true story of Building Hope, the title of his latest film which debuts at the SXSW film festival on Friday, March 12 at the Rollins Theater with a repeat viewing on March 17 at the Arbor Cinema. After...

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...

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