The Green Belt Movement is calling upon everyone to promote and support peace in Kenya and also to commemorate the sixth anniversary for the peace icon Professor Maathai. At the same time, we request all community elders to plant 44 trees in their respective areas symbolizing our peaceful co-existence as we have done here today.
Inauguration of the 2nd Distinguished Chair - Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental StudiesNovember 3rd, 2017
August 29th, 2017
July 24th, 2017
July 14th, 2017
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.