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The Ecology of Public Space: from Uhuru to Taksim

July 5, 2013 - 09:30AM
Published by David Kamau

To Mia MacDonald and Wanjira Mathai the demonstrations that began in Istanbul to protest the leveling of Gezi Park to make way for the redevelopment of adjacent Taksim Square rang a familiar bell...

Participatory GIS Mapping in Kirisia Forest, Samburu County

July 1, 2013 - 04:35PM
Published by David Kamau

For purposes of monitoring activities in Kirisia forest, GBM undertook capacity building for the GVs so as to equip them with basic Global Positioning System (GPS) and mapping skills (Participatory Geographic Information Systems GIS). 

Kenya’s Endemic Poaching Problem

June 14, 2013 - 09:25AM
Published by David Kamau

Poaching is an increasingly rampant problem both in Kenya and across Africa and has seen an exponential increase over the past few years. In Kenya the problem as particularly acute among the elephant and rhino populations who are prized for their ivory tusks and horns. 

Farm to Fork: Wangari Maathai and GBM at the American Museum of Natural History

June 7, 2013 - 06:00PM
Published by Lauren Berger

A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, "Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture", explores the complex and intricate food system.  The exhibit brings what we eat from farm to fork, and includes a sample meal inspired by Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement (GBM), as part of the exhibit's "Eat" section.

5th June 2013, my World Environment Day

June 7, 2013 - 08:35AM
Published by David Kamau

It was a calm Wednesday morning, the sun’s rays piercing through the fog, a gentle wind whistling through the trees as they swayed side to side, setting the scene for what would be a great day ahead: the World Environment Day 2013. 

Farmers in Nyeri County soon to reap sweet returns from a GBM and USAID beekeeping project

May 24, 2013 - 04:20PM
Published by David Kamau

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) has partnered with USAID to start a beekeeping and apiculture project in Nyeri County in Kenya.  The pilot project kicked off on 16 May 2013 when beehives were given out in Nyeri County, Othaya and Tetu.

Wanjira Mathai makes her first visit to the Wangari Gardens in Washington DC

May 10, 2013 - 08:35AM
Published by David Kamau

Saturday May 4th was a special day at Wangari Gardens in Washington DC. Wanjira Mathai, Wangari Maathai’s daughter and Vice Chair of the Green Belt Movement (GBM) Board visited the Gardens for the first time.

GBM and Waterstone’s Bamboo Project

April 29, 2013 - 04:50PM
Published by David Kamau

GBM launches Bamboo Project Initiative in Maragua Constituency in partnership with the Norwegian organisation Waterstone.

GBMs tree planting partnership with Postal Corporation Kenya

April 16, 2013 - 11:20AM
Published by David Kamau

GBM and Postal Corporation Kenya plant 1,200 trees in a tree planting partnership at Ngong road forest on Friday 12th April, 2013.

Google celebrates Professor Maathai's birthday with a Google Doodle

April 12, 2013 - 11:45AM
Published by Amy Haworth Johns

On 1st April, Google celebrated what would have been Professor Maathai's 73rd brithday with a Google Doodle. 

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