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The Legacy of Wangari Maathai: Two Years On

September 26, 2013 - 12:25PM
Published by David Kamau

Wangari Maathai's death came as a shock to many people: friends, supporters, and those who admired what she'd done or drew strength from her life story.

“Africa’s Green Future: Nurturing the Vision of Wangari Maathai” at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

September 23, 2013 - 10:05PM
Published by Lauren Berger

Students at Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies hosted a two day symposium celebrating Wangari Maathai's legacy and discussed Africa's environmental future.  The event, "Africa's Green Future: Nurturing the Vision of Wangari Maathai" featured a viewing of Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai as well as a discussion with filmmakers Lisa Merton and Alan Dater, an interview with Wanjira Mathai, a panel discussion of African scholars, workshops, and a ceremonial tree planting in honor of Wangari Maathai.

Green Cross Sweden Fund –Smart Water for Green Schools in Nakuru County

September 17, 2013 - 09:40AM
Published by David Kamau

A partnership between Green Cross Sweden and the Green Belt Movement (GBM) in Kenya has completed a year and a half pilot project in the Kamara location of Nakuru County to enhance the state of sanitation and hygiene for school children through improved access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

Kehkashan Basu, President of the Children's Board of Plant-for-the-Planet, visits GBM

September 13, 2013 - 09:30AM
Published by David Kamau

On September 9th 2013, Kehkashan Basu, a 13 year old environmental and social activist living in Dubai, visited GBM’s headquarters in Nairobi to talk about her work and admiration on the Late Professor Wangari Maathai.

Hummingbirds Around the World Inspired by Wangari Maathai's Work

August 11, 2013 - 10:30PM
Published by Lauren Berger

Wangari Maathai wanted everyone to get involved with environmental activities and to "Be a Hummingbird". In the past few months, young hummingbirds from around the world have taken action and have helped bring Wangari Maathai's work to their owncommunities.

ABC Home and Planet Foundation Initiative - Kenya's Coastal Region

August 1, 2013 - 03:20PM
Published by David Kamau

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) through support from ABC Home and Planet Foundation has planted over 500,000 trees in Kenya’s Coastal region with focus on these four areas: Msambweni, Matuga Voi, Wundanyi and Mwatate constituencies.

Planting trees in the mind

July 19, 2013 - 02:20PM
Published by David Kamau

This noble idea of ‘birthday tree’ was started in 2007 by Dionisio as a way to encourage the children in society to conserve the environment through tree planting. 

The Ecology of Public Space: from Uhuru to Taksim

July 5, 2013 - 09:30AM
Published by David Kamau

To Mia MacDonald and Wanjira Mathai the demonstrations that began in Istanbul to protest the leveling of Gezi Park to make way for the redevelopment of adjacent Taksim Square rang a familiar bell...

Participatory GIS Mapping in Kirisia Forest, Samburu County

July 1, 2013 - 04:35PM
Published by David Kamau

For purposes of monitoring activities in Kirisia forest, GBM undertook capacity building for the GVs so as to equip them with basic Global Positioning System (GPS) and mapping skills (Participatory Geographic Information Systems GIS). 

Kenya’s Endemic Poaching Problem

June 14, 2013 - 09:25AM
Published by David Kamau

Poaching is an increasingly rampant problem both in Kenya and across Africa and has seen an exponential increase over the past few years. In Kenya the problem as particularly acute among the elephant and rhino populations who are prized for their ivory tusks and horns.