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Grant Opportunities: $10,000  Wangari Maathai Legacy Prize for Young Climate or Environmental Activist

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Deadline: 10-Oct-22

The Wangari Maathai Legacy Prize is now open for nominations to honour and promote Maathai’s legacy and recognize emerging voices who echo, amplify, and expand on Maathai’s vision, a partnership of organizations led by the Wangari Maathai Foundation.

The Wangari Maathai Legacy Prize will be awarded for the first time in 2022 to a young climate or environmental activist who has demonstrated a commitment to the core values that animated Wangari’s work and life. The prize is being launched in 2021 to acknowledge the decade since Maathai’s passing and the crucial decade they are in, which will be determinative of the nature of life on Earth for generations to come.

The winner will be someone who works on behalf of an organization, community(ies), or movement(s) in the areas of: climate justice; forest, watershed, and biodiversity protection; girls’ and women’s empowerment; democratic space and peace-building; and community resilience and grassroots action. The winner will have demonstrated a commitment to the core values that animated Maathai’s work and life: love for the environment; local action; gratitude and respect for Earth’s resources; self-empowerment and self-betterment; and the spirit of service and volunteerism.

Prize Details

Amount: $10,000

Prize Criteria
  • Must be 18-35yrs
  • Must be an African
  • Actively involved in climate justice and environmental issues
  • Must be able to demonstrate how they are driving positive change in climate justice and environmental conservation

For more information, visit https://wangarimaathai.org/stories/wangari-maathai-legacy-prize/

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