Wangari Maathai Fall 2009 speaking tour


“Climate Change justice is important for Africa because she has emitted an almost negligible amount of carbon in the last 200 years of industrialization, and yet scientists say she will be hardest hit by climate change.”–Wangari Maathai, 2009

Dr. Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate and Founder of the Green Belt Movement ( [and Founder of the Kenyan Green Party], will be in the US and Canada for her Fall 2009 speaking tour, from September 18th to October 6th!

She will be making stops in Alberta, New York, Quebec, Ohio, and North Carolina. Click here for more details about Dr. Maathai’s upcoming speaking events! In addition to the events listed below, Dr. Maathai will also participate in the 5th Annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting and the UN General Assembly. At both of these events, Dr. Maathai will be meeting with leaders of both private and public efforts to alleviate poverty around the globe and to work together in creating a greener future for the entire planet.

We invite you to visit our website during this exciting time for tour updates including event details, press coverage and blogs from our staff!


  • Sept. 18th – Calgary, Alberta*The Power Within’s “Power of Women” event will feature Dr. Maathai.This event is ticketed and open to the public.
  • Sept. 20th-25th – New York, New York*Clinton Global Initiative and UN General Assembly MeetingsThese events are private and closed to the public.
  • Sept. 28th – Montreal, Quebec *A special discussion with Dr. Maathai at Concordia University.This event is free and open to members of the Concordia University community.
  • Sept. 29th – Wooster, Ohio*A special discussion with Dr. Maathai at the College of Wooster.This event is free and open to the public.
  • Oct. 1st – Raleigh, North Carolina *A special discussion with Dr. Maathai at Meredith College.This event is open to the public, and tickets are free.

For additional information about any of the tour events, please check the Events page of our website. CONTACT: The Green Belt Movement – US Office202-457- 8080,

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