Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them; whoever knows how to listen to them can learn the truth. They teach us that we can succeed in diversity if we focus on our commonalities and not differences.
For the Green Belt Movement, this is where the journey of nurturing young environmental ambassadors begins...the next Wangari Maathai.
The Mottainai Campaign has been developing in various ways as a worldwide movement that seeks to build a sustainable and recycling-oriented society and to broaden the reach of lifestyles that do not place a burden on the global environment.
Before Nature hits harder, we must do things differently, find solutions. We must stop focusing on only the jobs that will be lost if polythene and plastics are banned, but rather think of the effects that are direr. Sustained social mobilization could be the alternative to curb this menace.
The Green Belt Movement has for years been advocating to save riparian, watershed areas and green open spaces from land grabbers in Nairobi and many other parts of the country.
Training for rural communities to be better natural resource managers is on going at the Green Belt Movement Training Centre, Lang'ata.
76 trees were planted at this ceremony; one for each year Wangari would have been with us had she not so lamentably departed.
GBM Community Trainers of Trainees Participate in the Trans Nzoia County Investment Conference and Expo
The forum attracted investors and likeminded traders from all walks of life who gathered to discuss development issues that would improve the County’s economy.
Plastic has become the most common material since the beginning of the 20th century and modern life is unthinkable without it. Unfortunately, what makes it so useful, such as its durability, light weight and low cost, also makes it problematic when it comes to its end of life phase due to its non-biodegradable nature.
Over 1,000 bamboo and indigenous tree seedlings, including Prunus africana and Olea capensis, were planted in the most landslide-prone areas in Cherangany Hills in Trans Nzoia County.