The Vision of Wangari Maathai

  • Filmmaker Lisa Merton planting a tree in Karura Forest in October in memory of Wangari Maathai.
  • Tree planting in memory of Chico Mendez and in honor of Wangari Maathai. By Friends of the Urban Forest, Goodscapes and Mill Valley Film Festival's <em>Active Cinema</em> program. Boyle Park, Mill Valley, California. October 2008. photo credit: Kirstina Sangasahachart
  • Earth Day Tree Planting Ceremony in East Jember, Java, Indonesia
  • A panel discussion after a screening of Taking Root at the French Cultural Center in Nairobi a week before the constitutional referendum on August 4, 2010. From Left to Right: Professor Yash Pal Ghai, Odenda Lumumba,
the moderator, Wangari Muta Maathai, and Kamoji Wachiira
  • A Taking Root poster on a tree in Kenya advertising a campus screening. August 2010
  • The Taking Root university screening team in Kenya August 2010

Wangari Maathai's holistic approach to environmental stewardship, integrated problem solving, and citizen empowerment is inspiring individuals, communities, schools, colleges, and grassroots organizations around the world to take action.

Use Taking Root and the information on these pages to make a difference in your own community and country.

List of resources for action.

International Editions and Organizing

We are bringing Wangari's inspiring story to people all over the world!

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai is now available in multi-language international edition DVDs - to help people across the planet address environmental sustainability, human rights, and grassroots empowerment in their own communities.

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NOTE: If you initiate activities as a result of seeing Taking Root, be sure to let us know! Then add your photos to our album on flickr! or email photos to us.