As an organization that continues to fight for climate justice we feel proud that H.E Nelson Mandela included it in his steps in that long walk toward freedom for all people.
The Green Belt Movement takes pride in its bottom up approach that ensures community empowerment, environmental conservation, and improved livelihoods.
Anna Chesiro now admits that she was not only blind in the eyes but also in the mind.
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them; whoever knows how to listen to them can learn the truth. They teach us that we can succeed in diversity if we focus on our commonalities and not differences.
For the Green Belt Movement, this is where the journey of nurturing young environmental ambassadors begins...the next Wangari Maathai.
The Mottainai Campaign has been developing in various ways as a worldwide movement that seeks to build a sustainable and recycling-oriented society and to broaden the reach of lifestyles that do not place a burden on the global environment.
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.
The Green Belt Movement has for years been advocating to save riparian, watershed areas and green open spaces from land grabbers in Nairobi and many other parts of the country.
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.