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...
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
GBM launches Bamboo Project Initiative in Maragua Constituency in partnership with the Norwegian organisation Waterstone.
GBM and Postal Corporation Kenya plant 1,200 trees in a tree planting partnership at Ngong road forest on Friday 12th April, 2013.
On 1st April, Google celebrated what would have been Professor Maathai's 73rd brithday with a Google Doodle.