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Tales for Trees: Chilean storytellers spreading Wangari Maathai’s legacy.

February 8, 2013 - 12:30PM
Published by Amy Haworth Johns

The inspirational life and legacy of Wangari Maathai is being shared with the younger generation across Lo Barnechea Municipality in Chile. Working with children in disadvantaged schools, 'Tales for Trees' uses story-telling, music and ceremonial tree planting to share Wangari Maathai's passion for envrionmental conservation. 

GBM Joins U.S. State Department Meeting on Global Partnerships and New Commitments

January 31, 2013 - 08:00PM
Published by Amy Haworth Johns

Today, Wanjira Mathai, Vice Chair of the Green Belt Movement and Project Leader of the Wangari Maathai Institute, joined outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at a meeting at the State Department to discuss the global impact of public-private partnerships. One initiative discussed is an effort to advance women's clean energy entrepreneurship, a project that the Green Belt Movement has been engaged with for many years.

Strengthening Public Participation in Environment Management Training Workshop in Rabat, Morocco, 7-9th January, 2013

January 23, 2013 - 03:50PM
Published by Grace Wanene

The workshop themed ‘Building Connections for Africa and the Middle East’ sought to share the key features and foundations of USEPA’s Public Participation guide, share best practices, challenges and strategies in engaging the public, whilst also providing the opportunity to participants to discuss different tools and techniques used throughout the region.

The Green Belt Movement Leads Field Excursion to the Aberdares for MyCOE/SERVIR East Africa Workshop Participants

January 15, 2013 - 11:00AM
Published by Grace Wanene

On Saturday, December 15th the Green Belt Movement (GBM) trained 17 teams of university fellows and mentors totaling 45 participants from nine African countries in best practices for participatory conservation work with a local community and the application of mapping and GPS methods to plan, monitor and report progress of reforestation sites.

Rift Valley’s Youngest Peace Agents

December 18, 2012 - 03:15PM
Published by Amy Haworth Johns

GBM's Peace Festival in Molo Town identifies children and youth as active contibutors to peace.

Photo Blog: GBM Green Belt Safari with Shaklee, Kenya Defence Force and Mainichi News.

November 30, 2012 - 10:00AM
Published by Amy Haworth Johns

Tree planting event in Kandara Constituency with long-time supporters: Shaklee, Mainichi and the Kenya Defence Force. 

GBM Continues to Promote Peace in the Rift Valley

November 28, 2012 - 06:55PM
Published by Amy Haworth Johns

Working to promote peace, reconciliation and environmental awareness in Kenya’s Rift Valley region.

Shop at and Support GBM

November 24, 2012 - 01:00PM
Published by Grace Wanene

During the rush of festive shopping, any of our supporters in the UK can support the Green Belt Movement without spending an extra penny!

Voices from Samburu Women in Kirisia Watersheds

October 29, 2012 - 05:30PM
Published by Vicky Brotherton

Samburu communities rely on the Kirisia watersheds to provide life-giving resources. However, the overdependence on forest resources in the Kirisia watersheds has pushed these dryland forests to their limits. 

Celebrating the Life and Work of Professor Wangari Maathai

October 1, 2012 - 01:25PM
Published by Sofia Olsson

Last week, the Green Belt Movement (GBM), together with friends and family of Professor Wangari Maathai marked her 1st anniversary memorial at an event held at the GBM headquarters in Kilimani, Nairobi.

Guests included Kenya’s Prime Minister (PM), the Right Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga, M.P; Vice President, Hon. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, MP; Nairobi Provincial Commissioner, Mr. Njoroge Ndirangu; and the Posta Corporation’s CEO, Dr. Enoch Kinara.