GBM Blog Archive: July 2012

Peace from the Roots

July 27, 2012 - 07:05PM
Published by Sofia Olsson

On Friday the 13th of July, GBM held a seminar for students of Daystar University in Nairobi at our Langata Training Centre, on the linkages between the environment, peace and good governance. Twenty-two students who are studying peace studies, international studies, electronic media studies and mass communication at Daystar University attended the event.

Powering the Green Belt Movement

July 16, 2012 - 11:15PM
Published by Kathryn Gelder

For 35 years the Green Belt Movement (GBM) has been empowering women and communities in rural Kenya to develop a greener and cleaner world while improving their livelihoods. Professor Wangari Maathai, an extraordinary woman who in 2004 received the Nobel Peace Prize for her profound work, started the movement by promoting an understanding of the relationship between a healthy environment and civically engaged communities.

My GBM Experience: a Lesson on Activism in Kenya

July 10, 2012 - 10:35PM
Published by Samantha Wilde

Kenya Communications Intern, Grace Wanene, shares what it was like to take part in a Green Belt Movement protest against illegal land grabbing in Nairobi. 

The Hummingbirds of Peponi Preparatory School!

July 4, 2012 - 04:25PM
Published by Vicky Brotherton

On Saturday 30th June, the Green Belt Movement (GBM) in collaboration with students from Peponi House Preparatory School and women from Mutamaiyu Women’s Group held a very unique tree planting event. The event, which took place on Peponi Road near the turn off to Thigiri Ridge, was initiated by Leo, a 7 year old student of Peponi Prep.