|Earth Charter Commissioner Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Wangari Maathai, Earth Charter Commissioner for Kenya, will be honored with the Nobel Peace
Prize. She is the first woman in Africa to receive this honor. Dr. Maathai is the embodiment of
the Earth Charter's vision. Go to her Greenbelt Movement for more information.
Dr. Maathai was at the International Launch of the Earth Charter at The Hague Peace Palace in
June 2000 where the Earth Charter Community Summits were announced during The Hague
ceremony as the largest grassroots effort in the United States. She enthusiastically wanted the
Summits Manual as soon as it was ready. An effort is being made to bring Dr. Maathai to
Tampa to speak about her Earth Charter work.