Blog RSS Feed

GBM Blog

GBM/Peponi House Charity Tree planting Partnership and Environmental Conservation initiative:

November 5, 2013 - 12:20PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

On 2nd November 2013, The Green Belt Movement and Peponi House Preparatory School embarked on a tree planting exercise in Karura Forest, at Wangari Maathai Corner in Karura forest to promote the “A Cleaner Environment for a Better Tomorrow as part of the schools awareness projects on environmental sustainability". The event was graced by GBM staff, Peponi House Parents Teachers Association (PTA) members and Peponi House pupils.

Stepping Up on Climate Change and Forest Actions:

November 4, 2013 - 01:10PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

It is now generally agreed that climate change poses one of the greatest challenges facing the world in the 21st century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) notes that climate change, if not tackled, will have a severe negative impact on global water supply, agricultural yields, marine ecosystems and the spread of vector-borne diseases, and could result in the displacement of thousands of people from coastal cities and small islands (Kenya climate change action plan). 

Renewable Clean Energy Solutions - Samburu West Constituency

October 30, 2013 - 03:00PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

Kirisia forest is a 92,000 hectares (ha) forest reserve in the Samburu heartland teaming with different plant and animal species. The future of this forest is threatened by increasing poverty and a lack of support for community governance allowing unsustainable practices such as commercial charcoal production.

Rural Women as Multipliers in Development

October 16, 2013 - 12:25PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

October 15th has been declared by the UN as International Rural Women’s Day. This important day was started in 1995 during the Beijing Conference on Women to hour rural women. It is no coincidence that International Rural Women’s Day for the Elimination of Poverty, October 17th. When Rural Women succeed to their rightful place, world food production will increase and poverty will decrease.

International Day of the Girl Child – A Day for Girls

October 10, 2013 - 10:55AM
Published by GBM- Kenya

Innovation: a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than existing solutions

The fulfillment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost an obligation and moral imperative. There is also overwhelming evidence that girls’ education, especially at the secondary level, is a powerful transformative force for societies and girls themselves: it is the one consistent positive determinant of practically every desired development outcome, from reductions in mortality and fertility, to poverty reduction and equitable growth, to social norm change and democratization. 

Second Anniversary Memorial for Professor Wangari Muta Maathai

September 27, 2013 - 09:55AM
Published by David Kamau

On this day, the Green Belt Movement (GBM) Board Members, staff, members of GBM’s tree nursery groups, and the public came together to pay homage to our fallen heroine with some very special guests.

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.