Before Nature hits harder, we must do things differently, find solutions. We must stop focusing on only the jobs that will be lost if polythene and plastics are banned, but rather think of the effects that are direr. Sustained social mobilization could be the alternative to curb this menace.
April 1st, 2016
March 30th, 2016
GBM Community Trainers of Trainees Participate in the Trans Nzoia County Investment Conference and ExpoMarch 21st, 2016
March 3rd, 2016
This interactive map shows the location of more than 5,000 registered Green Belt Movement-supported tree nurseries across Kenya.
Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) we record the location of the tree nurseries, and monitor the progress of the trees planted to ensure high survival rates. Mapping tree-planting sites ensures that our efforts are helping to restore critical watersheds.
Click on the map to zoom in and see the location of our tree nurseries and information about the community groups which care for them.
Wangari Maathai's Legacy
"Each of us can make a difference, and together accomplish what might seem impossible."
Wangari Maathai (1940–2011) was the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the Wangari Maathai Institute. Her life was a series of firsts: the first woman to gain a Ph.D. in East and Central Africa; the first female chair of a department at the University of Nairobi; and the first African woman and the first environmentalist to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (2004). Honoured throughout the world for her work for the environment, democracy, and peace, Professor Maathai was the author of four books including her autobiography: Unbowed and the subject of a documentary film, Taking Root.
Founded in 1977 by Professor Wangari Maathai, the Green Belt Movement (GBM) has planted over 51 million trees in Kenya. GBM works at the grassroots, national, and international levels to promote environmental conservation; to build climate resilience and empower communities, especially women and girls; to foster democratic space and sustainable livelihoods.