GBM launches Bamboo Project Initiative in Maragua Constituency in partnership with the Norwegian organisation Waterstone.
GBM and Postal Corporation Kenya plant 1,200 trees in a tree planting partnership at Ngong road forest on Friday 12th April, 2013.
On 1st April, Google celebrated what would have been Professor Maathai's 73rd brithday with a Google Doodle.
Photo Blog: Celebration of the life and legacy of Professor Wangari Maathai at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales joins GBM and friends in celebration of the life and legacy of Professor Wangari Maathai at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London.
A Royal Occasion: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson share their personal reflections of love, admiration and inspiration in a memorial fitting for the visionary Professor Wangari Maathai
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales joins Green Belt Movement International at the memorial for Professor Wangari Maathai at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
The Green Belt Movement in partnership with the Rift Valley Provincial Peace forum (PPF), Global Veterans for Peace and the District Peace Committees (DPC) and with the support of Green Cross Sweden has lead a ‘Joint County Peace Actors Consultative Peace Forum’
The Rockefeller Foundation Selects New York City Students for Inaugural Wangari Maathai Environmental Award.
Cecil Brooks Jr. and Awa Sow have been revealled as the recipients of the 2012 Wangari Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability.
Private sector investments have produced an average economic growth of 5% in emerging countries since 2000. But what might seem a positive achievement is hiding an alarming reality: economic growth in southern countries is happening at a high price. When the resources available for investments are natural resources and governments give rights to land investors without consent from communities, who often do not even know their land has been granted to someone else, communities, governments and land investors are exposed to conflicts. But Southern countries have a choice for their path to economic growth: private sector’s growing role in development will only be beneficial if governments provide leadership and accountability on land investments.
The Green Belt Movement(GBM) is concluding a three-year project on Environment, Health and Population (EHP) inKenya. The project, which began in 2010, sought to promote community consciousness of the interrelation between the environment, health and population and sensitize the community on the various actions that they could take to reduce the threats of rapid population growth to the environment and people’s health.