Training for rural communities to be better natural resource managers is on going at the Green Belt Movement Training Centre, Lang'ata.
76 trees were planted at this ceremony; one for each year Wangari would have been with us had she not so lamentably departed.
GBM Community Trainers of Trainees Participate in the Trans Nzoia County Investment Conference and Expo
The forum attracted investors and likeminded traders from all walks of life who gathered to discuss development issues that would improve the County’s economy.
Plastic has become the most common material since the beginning of the 20th century and modern life is unthinkable without it. Unfortunately, what makes it so useful, such as its durability, light weight and low cost, also makes it problematic when it comes to its end of life phase due to its non-biodegradable nature.
Over 1,000 bamboo and indigenous tree seedlings, including Prunus africana and Olea capensis, were planted in the most landslide-prone areas in Cherangany Hills in Trans Nzoia County.
The hummingbird challenges us to extinguish the fire that's been created in our own patch of forest--the Earth itself--no matter the perceived futility of the action or the passivity of those standing by who could do more through collective will, but choose only to stand and watch.
Overall COP21 has been lauded as being remarkable and ground-breaking in terms of reaching (finally) a universal agreement on tackling climate change. The expectations for COP21 were very high and the French host government did not disappoint in delivery - or did they?
Restoration holds the potential to shield us from those dangers while also providing a wide range of benefits.
We are inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, urging for swift action on climate change in which he cites and quotes the Earth Charter. This Encyclical underscores the need for climate action not just to protect our environment, but to protect humankind and the most vulnerable communities among us.
The community named this tree ‘Wangari Maathai tree’ as a tribute to Professor Wangari Maathai's efforts to preserve Kieni forest.