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$10,000 award for high school seniors invovled in sustainability

posted Oct 11, 2012, 11:48 AM by

2012-2013 Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability

The Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability, inaugurated by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Bette Midler Family Trust, and MillionTreesNYC, is an annual $10,000 cash award granted to one female and one male New York City public high school senior. The award was established in honor of Dr. Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2004), a visionary environmentalist, and founder of the Green Belt Movement, a tree-planting campaign to promote sustainable development, woman's empowerment, and democracy in Kenya.  Deadline for submissions is January 4, 2013 (5pm)

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