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Plastic Waste, a Menace in Rural and Urban Kenya

January 25, 2016 - 02:35PM
Published by Communications

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.

Cherangany Community Trainers of Trainees Combat Climate Change inTrans Nzoia County

January 20, 2016 - 04:20PM
Published by Communications

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 and the Climate Summit

December 21, 2015 - 10:05AM
Published by Communications

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.

COP21 Outcome

December 18, 2015 - 12:20PM
Published by Communications

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?

We must fight climate change with trees in Africa

December 17, 2015 - 02:25PM
Published by Communications

Restoration holds the potential to shield us from those dangers while also providing a wide range of benefits.

Papal Encyclical - Laudato Si', the Earth Charter and the Green Belt Movement

November 30, 2015 - 10:25AM
Published by Communications

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.

Wangari Maathai tree standing tall, watching over Kieni forest

November 27, 2015 - 11:50AM
Published by Communications

The community named this tree ‘Wangari Maathai tree’ as a tribute to Professor Wangari Maathai's efforts to preserve Kieni forest.

A new partnership with Oikocredit

November 4, 2015 - 03:45PM
Published by Communications

The event marked a new partnership that will see GBM’s ‘Greening Urban Schools’ programme grow and nurture more than 15,000 indigenous trees in different schools in Nairobi County over the next two years.

Green Belt Movement community exchange visit in Ethiopia

October 16, 2015 - 04:00PM
Published by Communications

10 members of the community from Kipipiri Constituency, Nyandarua County, visited different land restoration, clean energy and forest management projects in Hawassa, Goba and Bale regions in Ethiopia.

Remembering Professor Maathai, four years on

September 29, 2015 - 11:00AM
Published by Communications

September 25, 2015 marked the fourth anniversary of the passing of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Professor Wangari Maathai.

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