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I was blind but now I can see - A testimony from the edge of Mt. Elgon Forest

June 27, 2016 - 12:35PM
Published by Communications

Anna Chesiro now admits that she was not only blind in the eyes but also in the mind.

Trees for peace – A reflection on the loss of life at Garissa University

June 27, 2016 - 10:40AM
Published by Communications

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.

Little hummingbirds doing the best they can

June 10, 2016 - 11:05AM
Published by Communications

For the Green Belt Movement, this is where the journey of nurturing young environmental ambassadors begins...the next Wangari Maathai.

Encouraging a recycling-oriented society through Mottainai

June 10, 2016 - 10:50AM
Published by Communications

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.

We must decide the future for plastic

May 16, 2016 - 10:05AM
Published by Communications

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.

A synopsis of some court cases involving wetlands that the Green Belt Movement has been involved in

May 11, 2016 - 01:40PM
Published by Communications

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 Community Trainer of Trainees

April 7, 2016 - 09:35AM
Published by Communications

Training for rural communities to be better natural resource managers is on going at the Green Belt Movement Training Centre, Lang'ata.

Wangari Maathai at 76 Celebration

April 1, 2016 - 12:05PM
Published by Communications

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

March 21, 2016 - 11:50AM
Published by Communications

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 Waste, a Menace in Rural and Urban Kenya

January 25, 2016 - 02:35PM
Published by Communications

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.