Innovation: a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than existing solutions
The fulfillment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost an obligation and moral imperative. There is also overwhelming evidence that girls’ education, especially at the secondary level, is a powerful transformative force for societies and girls themselves: it is the one consistent positive determinant of practically every desired development outcome, from reductions in mortality and fertility, to poverty reduction and equitable growth, to social norm change and democratization.
On this day, the Green Belt Movement (GBM) Board Members, staff, members of GBM’s tree nursery groups, and the public came together to pay homage to our fallen heroine with some very special guests.
Wangari Maathai's death came as a shock to many people: friends, supporters, and those who admired what she'd done or drew strength from her life story.
“Africa’s Green Future: Nurturing the Vision of Wangari Maathai” at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Students at Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies hosted a two day symposium celebrating Wangari Maathai's legacy and discussed Africa's environmental future. The event, "Africa's Green Future: Nurturing the Vision of Wangari Maathai" featured a viewing of Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai as well as a discussion with filmmakers Lisa Merton and Alan Dater, an interview with Wanjira Mathai, a panel discussion of African scholars, workshops, and a ceremonial tree planting in honor of Wangari Maathai.
A partnership between Green Cross Sweden and the Green Belt Movement (GBM) in Kenya has completed a year and a half pilot project in the Kamara location of Nakuru County to enhance the state of sanitation and hygiene for school children through improved access to safe drinking water and sanitation.
On September 9th 2013, Kehkashan Basu, a 13 year old environmental and social activist living in Dubai, visited GBM’s headquarters in Nairobi to talk about her work and admiration on the Late Professor Wangari Maathai.
I believe everyone has a purpose in life, our decisions and trust in God lead us either closer or further away from our destiny.
Wangari Maathai wanted everyone to get involved with environmental activities and to "Be a Hummingbird". In the past few months, young hummingbirds from around the world have taken action and have helped bring Wangari Maathai's work to their owncommunities.
The Green Belt Movement (GBM) through support from ABC Home and Planet Foundation has planted over 500,000 trees in Kenya’s Coastal region with focus on these four areas: Msambweni, Matuga Voi, Wundanyi and Mwatate constituencies.
This noble idea of ‘birthday tree’ was started in 2007 by Dionisio as a way to encourage the children in society to conserve the environment through tree planting.