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Wangari Maathai Day 2016

March 3, 2016

In January 2012, the African Union adopted a decision calling for the joint celebrations of the African Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day.

Update on Karura Forest

March 1, 2016
Following the press statement from the Green Belt Movement (GBM) expressing our concern about proposed commercial development of the Sigiria Block of Karura Forest, and the great support from the public, there has been response through media from the Director of the Kenya Forest Service (KFS), Mr. Emilio Mugo and from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources, Prof. Judi Wakhungu.
While we appreciate the verbal assurances that have been offered by the government officials, our stand as an organization remains that these are not enough. We are pressing for documented and official invalidation of any and all property rights to land in Karura Forest, including titles, and licenses.  

Invitation to Wangari Maathai/ Africa Environment Day

March 1, 2016

Invitation to Wangari Maathai/ Africa Environment Day

Press Statement on Karura Forest

February 23, 2016

We are demanding information, but we need your help. Public land is the people’s land, and we all have the right to know how it will be used. Please add your voice in support of the Karura Forest by signing our petition.


Land Grabbing Knows No Boundaries

February 8, 2016

Is this another case of land grabbing in the country?

The Green Belt Movement at COP21 in Paris

December 2, 2015

Our delegation to COP21 climate talks in Paris.

'Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai' Re-Released in 12 Languages Coinciding with Paris Climate Conference

December 1, 2015

The film is now offered in Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Indonesian, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. 

Ethiopian community exchange visit

November 9, 2015

The community exchange visit aimed at creating common understanding and forging friendships through shared experience as a foundation for future networking.

A new partnership with Oikocredit

November 4, 2015

The event marked a new partnership that will see GBM’s ‘Greening Urban Schools’ programme grow and nurture more than 15,000 indigenous trees in different schools in Nairobi County over the next two years.

Community exchange visit in Ethiopia

October 16, 2015

10 members of the community from Kipipiri Constituency, Nyandarua County , visited different land restoration, clean energy and forest management projects in Hawassa, Goba and Bale regions in Ethiopia.