The Track Tree Challenge seeks to rally the youth's momentum towards better environment management.
Happy 55th Anniversary Kenya Bankers Association
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.
The project entitled The Track Tree Challenge – seeks to catalyze the youth momentum and cognizance towards better environment management.
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.
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.
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.
The Green Belt Movement is honored and humbled by the recognition of Wangari Maathai's tireless campaigns for a safe environment.
Thank you Nairobi City CountyGovernment for honoring Professor Maathai!
Initial report from the Green Belt Movement team who were on the ground