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Inauguration of the 2nd Distinguished Chair - Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies

November 3, 2017

Professor Maathai was the first Distinguished Chair of WMI and since her demise, the University of Nairobi has now appointed the second Chair.

Press statement on the plastic ban in Kenya

August 29, 2017

The Green Belt Movement is calling on all Kenyans to embrace this noble course that guarantees a cleaner and healthier environment to the citizenry of future generations. 

The Track Tree Challenge – a community legacy project

July 24, 2017

The Track Tree Challenge seeks to rally the youth's momentum towards better environment management.

Partnership with the Kenya Bankers Association as they mark the 55th anniversary

July 14, 2017

Happy 55th Anniversary Kenya Bankers Association

Workshop on review for sensitization and awareness materials on waste and chemicals

July 7, 2017

In a just concluded two day workshop, the Green Belt Movement met with partner organizations to review awareness-creating materials to be used in sensitizing stakeholders and communities on waste management and minimization of UPOPs. 

A new partnership with IAAF

May 31, 2017

The project entitled The Track Tree Challenge – seeks to catalyze the youth momentum and cognizance towards better environment management. 

Empowering Community Leaders on Climate Change Causes, Effects and Mitigation

April 13, 2017

To date, 60 community leaders, drawn from different locations in each of the two Counties, have been identified and trained. These leaders are expected to further train and empower other community members to initiate climate change adaptation strategies geared towards a transition to low carbon emissions in rural Kenya.

Exploring Bamboo Biomass for Energy and Entrepreneurship

April 7, 2017

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost three billion people worldwide continue to rely on biomass, such as fuelwood, charcoal, agricultural waste and animal dung, to meet their energy needs for cooking. In many countries, these resources account for over 90% of household energy consumption.

Wangari Maathai/Africa Environment Day 2017

March 3, 2017

Paying tribute to the late Nobel Laureate’s legacy, in January 2012, the African Union (AU) adopted a decision calling for the joint celebrations of the African Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day on 3rd March.

Professor Wangari Maathai Honored in Nairobi!

November 2, 2016

The Green Belt Movement is honored and humbled by the recognition of Wangari Maathai's tireless campaigns for a safe environment.