Ceremony Will Honor Wangari Maathai April 19 at AUNE

A commemoration for Dr. Wangari Maathai will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Friday, April 19, at the apple tree planted behind AUNE in her honor in 2011. Dr. Maathai was a Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental and social justice activist who died in September 2010.

Jim Gruber, core faculty in the Department of Environmental Studies, will post a sign. There will be readings by students, a short video tribute to Dr. Mathaai, refreshments, and reflections to end the event. Feel free to bake, buy, or whip together an apple snack for refreshments for this apple-themed event.

The commemoration, hosted by the Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (CTEC), is part of the Monadnock Earth Day Festival.

For more information, contact Katelynn Frei, CTEC education coordinator,  806-893-4411