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UMB plants tree in memory of Maathai

Kai Einar Tilley

Nobel peace prize laureate, environmental activist and honorary doctor of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Wangari Maathai, passed away on September 25. after battling illness for a long period of time.


Wangari Maathai ble utnevnt som æresdoktor ved Norges landbrukshøgskole i 1997. I 2005 var hun på besøk ved UMB. Bildet er tatt under dette besøket.
Wangari Maathai ble utnevnt som æresdoktor ved Norges landbrukshøgskole i 1997. I 2005 var hun på besøk ved UMB. Bildet er tatt under dette besøket. Photo: Håkon Sparre
On October 14, UMB will plant a tree in her memory.

Maathai's commitment was inseparably linked to forestry and trees in her efforts to improve conditions for women in Kenya. Since the 1980s, more than 40 million trees have been planted in Maathai's home country and the Green Belt Movement, founded by Maathai, has expanded to several other countries.

Planting trees as an environmental protection measure helps improve conditions for the local population. Granting the wishes of Maathai's family, UMB joins her friends and supporters in all countries and will plant a tree (green dot on the map) in her memory and honour on Friday October 14. Students, staff and others are invited to take part in the ceremony.


Ceremony programme

11.30    
Assembly at the west side of Meieribygget/Meierimuseet.

11.35    
Speech by Pro-rector of Research and Professor Ruth Haug

11.37
Speech by Professor Peter Oba Gufu (Noragric) on behalf of Kenyan citizens at UMB .

11.42   
Speech by Jared Mullah from Kenya  
Research Assistant, Dept of Ecology and Natural Resource Management

11.45    
Speech by Rector Hans Fredrik Hoen.

11.50   
Rector Hans Fredrik Hoen plants the memorial tree.

11.55    
The ceremony ends.

Kart som viser minneplanting for Wangari Mathaai. UMB følger oppfordringen til Mathaais nærmeste og minner Mathaai med plantingen av en sommereik i parken den 14. oktober 2011.
Kart som viser minneplanting for Wangari Mathaai. UMB følger oppfordringen til Mathaais nærmeste og minner Mathaai med plantingen av en sommereik i parken den 14. oktober 2011. Photo: NN


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Eika Photo: Eija Bakken


Published: 12.10.11
Updated: 14.06.13
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