The hummingbird challenges us to extinguish the fire that's been created in our own patch of forest--the Earth itself--no matter the perceived futility of the action or the passivity of those standing by who could do more through collective will, but choose only to stand and watch.
Overall COP21 has been lauded as being remarkable and ground-breaking in terms of reaching (finally) a universal agreement on tackling climate change. The expectations for COP21 were very high and the French host government did not disappoint in delivery - or did they?
Restoration holds the potential to shield us from those dangers while also providing a wide range of benefits.
We are inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, urging for swift action on climate change in which he cites and quotes the Earth Charter. This Encyclical underscores the need for climate action not just to protect our environment, but to protect humankind and the most vulnerable communities among us.
The event marked a new partnership that will see GBM’s ‘Greening Urban Schools’ programme grow and nurture more than 15,000 indigenous trees in different schools in Nairobi County over the next two years.
10 members of the community from Kipipiri Constituency, Nyandarua County, visited different land restoration, clean energy and forest management projects in Hawassa, Goba and Bale regions in Ethiopia.
September 25, 2015 marked the fourth anniversary of the passing of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Professor Wangari Maathai.
This two-year project will directly impact 2,500 households within the Chania watershed and 200,000 locals dependent on the ecosystem will benefit from improved water quality by December 2016.
This week, the Green Belt Movement (GBM) has been participating at the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) International User Conference (Esri UC) at San Diego, California in USA.
African Union Garden named after Professor Wangari Maathai