Inauguration of the 2nd Distinguished Chair - Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies
Professor Maathai was the first Distinguished Chair of WMI and since her demise, the University of Nairobi has now appointed the second Chair.
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 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.