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Wanjira Mathai makes her first visit to the Wangari Gardens in Washington DC

May 10, 2013 - 08:35AM
Published by David Kamau

Saturday May 4th was a special day at Wangari Gardens in Washington DC. Wanjira Mathai, Wangari Maathai’s daughter and Vice Chair of the Green Belt Movement (GBM) Board visited the Gardens for the first time.

GBM and Waterstone’s Bamboo Project

April 29, 2013 - 04:50PM
Published by David Kamau

GBM launches Bamboo Project Initiative in Maragua Constituency in partnership with the Norwegian organisation Waterstone.

GBMs tree planting partnership with Postal Corporation Kenya

April 16, 2013 - 11:20AM
Published by David Kamau

GBM and Postal Corporation Kenya plant 1,200 trees in a tree planting partnership at Ngong road forest on Friday 12th April, 2013.

Google celebrates Professor Maathai's birthday with a Google Doodle

April 12, 2013 - 11:45AM
Published by Amy Haworth Johns

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

April 2, 2013 - 02:50PM
Published by Amy Haworth Johns

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

March 28, 2013 - 08:45PM
Published by Amy Haworth Johns

 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.

GBM Holds Peace Actors Forum in Preparation for a Peaceful Election.

March 6, 2013 - 05:30PM
Published by Amy Haworth Johns

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.

February 18, 2013 - 08:10PM
Published by Amy Haworth Johns

Cecil Brooks Jr. and Awa Sow have been revealled as the recipients of the 2012 Wangari Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability.

Leaders of emerging countries are called to be accountable on disputed lands

February 15, 2013 - 07:40PM
Published by Emanuela Piccolo

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.

GBM’s Environment Health and Population Project

February 14, 2013 - 02:55PM
Published by Grace Wanene

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.