GBM Blog Archive: September 2019
Communities rehabilitate Saba Saba River by planting bamboo
With this bold initiative, the communities are optimistic that Saba Saba River will continue serving this region as it has for eons and therefore safeguard their livelihoods.
Up/Root the Podcast Interview with Wanjira Mathai: Chair, Wangari Maathai Foundation
As the daughter of Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai and Board member of the Green Belt Movement, she is carrying forward her mother’s work and is striving to preserve and honor her legacy.
The woman who planted 50m trees (with a little help...)
Kenyan ecologist Wangari Maathai was the founder of the Green Belt Movement, and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Wangari Maathai: Marching with Trees
Maathai was steadfast in her determination to fight for the twin issues of conservation and human rights — and planting trees was a symbol of defiance.
The Queen Of Trees: Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai And The Rise Of The Green Belt Movement
She was beaten and impoverished, mocked and harassed, but also lived to see millions of trees planted, revitalizing villages and through those villages, a nation.