“Trees for Wangari” is a grassroots resource center affiliated with Gandhi Earth Keepers International in Rochester, NY. As an independent project designed to honor the legacy of the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winning environmentalist Wangari Maathai, we are encouraging individuals and organizations from all over the world to celebrate the importance and relationships with trees by inviting people to educate and engage in action. These creative actions such as journals, blogs, pictures, songs, videos, artwork, etc. will help promote Wangari Maathai’s philosophy of community self-determination and raise awareness about the growing prevalence of genetically modified organisms (GMO's) in our food system. Teachers and other educators will be able to use materials associated with “Trees for Wangari” to help introduce and explain complex topics such as ecological sustainability, women’s rights, and international politics in a fun and purposeful way! To get involved contact Gandhi Earth Keepers International at [email protected].
George Payne is a philosopher, theologian, social justice activist, and photojournalist from Rochester, NY. In July 2014 he founded the grassroots environmental justice network called Gandhi Earth Keepers International. Mr. Payne also teaches philosophy as a visiting adjunct professor at Finger Lakes Community College. He can be reached at [email protected]