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The story of Elizabeth Finley Broaddus

August 26, 2016 - 09:55AM
Published by Communications

As we remember Finley, our care should not be for her to have lived long as to have lived enough. Her memory lies with us here.

Soil and Water Conservation that counts A GBM-led initiative in partnership with TNC Upper Tana Nairobi Water fund

August 19, 2016 - 11:20AM
Published by Communications

The Green Belt Movemnet (GBM) is mobilizing rural households to intensively restore natural resources on their farms and on riparian reserves with special focus on soil, water and diversity of trees and crops grown.

Mt. Kenya Forest, the beauty we cannot afford to lose

August 12, 2016 - 10:20AM
Published by Communications

Mt. Kenya Forest is not only one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country, it also plays a critical role in water catchment and is one of the five main "water towers" of Kenya

A tree and 67 minutes for Mandela by the GBM team

July 18, 2016 - 01:00PM
Published by Communications

As an organization that continues to fight for climate justice we feel proud that H.E Nelson Mandela included it in his steps in that long walk toward freedom for all people.

The Green Belt Movement on food security at household level

July 15, 2016 - 02:30PM
Published by Communications

The Green Belt Movement takes pride in its bottom up approach that ensures community empowerment, environmental conservation, and improved livelihoods.  

I was blind but now I can see - A testimony from the edge of Mt. Elgon Forest

June 27, 2016 - 12:35PM
Published by Communications

Anna Chesiro now admits that she was not only blind in the eyes but also in the mind.

Trees for peace – A reflection on the loss of life at Garissa University

June 27, 2016 - 10:40AM
Published by Communications

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them; whoever knows how to listen to them can learn the truth.  They teach us that we can succeed in diversity if we focus on our commonalities and not differences.

Little hummingbirds doing the best they can

June 10, 2016 - 11:05AM
Published by Communications

For the Green Belt Movement, this is where the journey of nurturing young environmental ambassadors begins...the next Wangari Maathai.

Encouraging a recycling-oriented society through Mottainai

June 10, 2016 - 10:50AM
Published by Communications

The Mottainai Campaign has been developing in various ways as a worldwide movement that seeks to build a sustainable and recycling-oriented society and to broaden the reach of lifestyles that do not place a burden on the global environment.

We must decide the future for plastic

May 16, 2016 - 10:05AM
Published by Communications

Before Nature hits harder, we must do things differently, find solutions. We must stop focusing on only the jobs that will be lost if polythene and plastics are banned, but rather think of the effects that are direr. Sustained social mobilization could be the alternative to curb this menace.