Be a Hummingbird

"I will be a hummingbird; I will do the best I can" Professor Wangari Maathai

Be inspired by the life of Wangari Maathai and find out more about the Green Belt Movement’s work. Take part in environmental activities in your own community. Here are some of the ways you can get involved and be a hummingbird!

We are bringing people around the earth together to plant 1 billion trees in memory of Wangari Maathai and all she stood for. When you plant a tree anywhere, in your own neighbourhood, you can mark it on our interactive map. Let us know where you are and how many trees you planted.

You can watch clips from the ‘Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai’ documentary, download materials such as lesson plans and handouts, and view our ‘Action Guide’ for ideas about what you can do in your own neighbourhood.

Professor Maathai authored four books: The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the Experience (2003); Unbowed: A Memoir (2003); The Challenge for Africa (2010); and Replenishing the Earth (2010). Through them you can learn more about Wangari Maathai’s life and values, the work of the Green Belt Movement and her vision for Africa.

Green Belt Safaris (GBS) offer an alternative Kenyan Safari for our guests. You will be taken through a cultural and conservation journey to meet Green Belt Movement communities, and learn about their lives and wealth of experience in rural Kenya.

  • Organise your own fundraising event!

Whether you are taking part in a sponsored run, organising a bake sale, or setting up a raffle to raise funds for the Green Belt Movement, let us know about it by contacting your nearest regional office.

Support the Green Belt Movement’s work of planting trees, protecting forests, and empowering communities.