Maathai helps conservation take root 

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai addresses the crowd as David Suzuki looks on at a cocktail reception at the Maison Jeanne Sauvé.

Earlier, the world-renowned environmentalist shared her vision of change with an audience in H-110. She inspired students with stories of personal sacrifice and stressed that every single person can make a difference. Maathai’s lecture was presented by the Concordia Student Union in association with the Sustainability Action Fund, the Arts and Science Federation of Associations, the university and the Yves Rocher Foundation.

View Concordia University Television's video webcast of Wangari Maathai's full lecture.

Find out more about the Green Belt Movement, Maathai’s forest conservation effort based in Nairobi, by visiting For information about the CSU Speaker Series, visit


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