Green Belt Movement and NCBA Bank Kenya have established a 5 year parnership dubbed Change The Story that will see 30 million trees planted. The partnership is already in its 3rd year.
On Saturday 25th Septermber marked 10 years since the death of Pro Wangari Maathai. To honor her memory, The Green Belt Movement launched a new project, Urban Greening in Schools where we work with schools in the urban areas to plant trees. In addition to discouraging encroachment, the project will also help schools sell surplus produce from the fruit trees to generate income.
- The Great Green Wall is a reforestation initiative that will span the width of Africa.
- This African-led movement aims to grow an 8,000km belt of trees, vegetation and fertile land across the Sahel to transform millions of lives living on the climate change frontline.
- We can learn lessons from past efforts about how to mobilise ecopreneurship for the future.
In January 2012, paying tribute to the late Nobel Laureate’s legacy, the African Union adopted a decision calling for the joint celebrations of the African Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day on 3rd March.
3rd March, the African Union-established Africa Environment Day, also marks Wangari Maathai Day that celebrates the work of Kenyan environmentalist Professor Wangari Maathai. In 2004, Prof. Maathai became the first African woman to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize “for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”. 2021 marks 10 years since Prof. Maathai’s passing. Her daughter, Ms. Wanjira Mathai spoke to Africa Renewal about continuing her mother’s legacy: Here are excerpts:
Social inequalities are a driver for climate breakdown. These problems - and the potential solutions - are much in evidence in Kenya.
Remembering the Remarkable Life of Margaret (Peg) Snyder, a Long-time Friend, Supporter, Advisor, and “Midwife” to the Green Belt Movement
Within the story of GBM’s birth and growth over nearly 50 years, Peg played a pivotal—indeed, essential—role.
The Green Belt Movement invited to become a Nominator for The Earthshot Prize as the search for the first winners begins
Together, the five Earthshots aim to generate new ways of thinking, as well as new technologies, systems, policies and solutions.
As we adapt to living and learning at home, we hope these children’s books will provide an educational escape for young readers.
It’s time to build back better for People and Planet.