Events

Wangari Maathai: Visionary, Environmental Leader, Political Activist

October 16, 2014 - 11:45AM

On Wednesday, October 29th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
at BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn

Celebrating The Third Anniversary for Wangari Maathai

September 26, 2014 - 01:30PM

25 September 2014: Marked the third memorial anniversary of the late Nobel laureate and environmentalist, Prof Wangari Maathai, at Wangari Maathai Corner, Karura forest in the capital, Nairobi.

The United Nations Climate Summit

September 23, 2014 - 12:30PM

The United Nations Climate Summit is taking place on September 23rd in New York City and will be attended by more than 100 heads of state.

Storymoja Hay Festival 2014

September 20, 2014 - 12:45PM

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka conducted a lecture in honour of fellow laureate, the late Prof Wangari Maathai.

10km Ndakaini Half Marathon

September 13, 2014 - 04:00PM

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) participated in the 10km Ndakaini Half Marathon as an endeavour to support the sustainable supply of safe water to the Ndakaini Dam through conservation of the catchment area. Ndakaini Dam is supported by the Upper Tana—Nairobi water fund project, Murang'a County.

Ekiden Marathon for High school

September 6, 2014 - 04:30PM

The Green Belt Movement participated in the Ekiden Marathon for High school children in Ndakaini Dam which was supported by the Upper Tana—Nairobi water fund project, Murang'a County.

Unveiling of the Late Professor Wangari Maathai Statue in the US

July 30, 2014 - 09:00AM

A Catholic Church-run College (University) in the US has honoured Prof Wangari Maathai posthumously. The Benedictine College, formerly Mount Scholastica College, unveiled a statue of the late Prof Maathai, which formed part of the weeklong activities marking the 50th anniversary of the college’s 1964 graduates last month.

2nd Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund Winner

July 3, 2014 - 10:30AM

2nd July 2014: The Rockefeller Foundation, the Green Belt Movement and Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) presented the 2nd Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund Award. The event took place, at the Green Belt Movement Offices in Kilimani.

Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture 2014

June 24, 2014 - 06:00PM
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - London, United Kingdom

Join the Green Belt Movement International - Europe for the second annual Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture on Midsummer's Day in London! 

Kenya High School observes World Environment Day

June 9, 2014 - 11:30AM

Nairobi, 5 June 2014 – A unique worldwide tree planting initiative, as we marked World Environment Day’s theme: Raise Your Voices, Not the Sea Level. The GBM in partnership with the Hilton Hotel and the Kenya High School teamed up to mark the day. The event, at the start of the country’s rainy season, is one of many taking place under the joint initiative of the Green Belt Movement to plant 20,000 trees towards a cleaner and greener Nairobi. The school situated, about 7 km from the city centre and covers approximately 100 acres.  

10th Anniversary of the Late Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai

May 21, 2014 - 03:15PM
UN HQs in NY

Monday, 19/5, a special event in celebrating the legacy of Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai and to commemorate the 10th anniversary of her Nobel Peace Prize was organized by the Kenyan Mission, in collaboration with the Green Belt Movement International (GBMI), the UN Forum on Forests, the Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) and the International Council of Women (ICW). 

10th Anniversary of the Late Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai

May 21, 2014 - 08:00AM

19 May 2014 - Special Event to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Late Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai.

Nairobi School Tree-Planting Event

May 12, 2014 - 01:00PM

On May 10, 2014, over 300 students at Nairobi School teamed up with the Green Belt Movement Staff and the Kenya Defense Force planted over 2,000 trees within the school compound. 

Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2014 - 02:45PM

Prof. Wangari Maathai was a Member of the Earth Charter Commission; she offered valuable contributions to the discussions generated by the Earth Charter drafting process. 

Easter Season: Plant a Tree - as Symbol of New Life

April 17, 2014 - 12:15PM

Easter celebrations, a time to meet with family, friends and for Christians’ to commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ. 

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