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International Day of the Girl Child – A Day for Girls

October 10, 2013 - 10:55AM
Published by GBM- Kenya

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. 

Second Anniversary Memorial for Professor Wangari Muta Maathai

September 27, 2013 - 09:55AM
Published by David Kamau

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.

The Legacy of Wangari Maathai: Two Years On

September 26, 2013 - 12:25PM
Published by David Kamau

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

September 23, 2013 - 10:05PM
Published by Lauren Berger

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.

Green Cross Sweden Fund –Smart Water for Green Schools in Nakuru County

September 17, 2013 - 09:40AM
Published by David Kamau

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.

Kehkashan Basu, President of the Children's Board of Plant-for-the-Planet, visits GBM

September 13, 2013 - 09:30AM
Published by David Kamau

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.

In the Footsteps of Wangari Maathai

August 28, 2013 - 09:55AM
Published by David Kamau

I believe everyone has a purpose in life, our decisions and trust in God lead us either closer or further away from our destiny.

Hummingbirds Around the World Inspired by Wangari Maathai's Work

August 11, 2013 - 10:30PM
Published by Lauren Berger

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.

ABC Home and Planet Foundation Initiative - Kenya's Coastal Region

August 1, 2013 - 03:20PM
Published by David Kamau

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.

Planting trees in the mind

July 19, 2013 - 02:20PM
Published by David Kamau

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.