The Green Belt movement has championed tree planting in schools. This is through building sustainable and quality relationships with local schools, and creating forums for sharing, learning and discussing issues such as environmental protection.
The Green Belt Movement has been doing environmental conservation, community empowerment and livelihood improvement for over 31 years.
THEME: WATER AND ENERGY
On marking the World Water Day 2014, TNC, KENGEN and Nairobi Water Company hosted the event in collaboration with Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programmes (SACDEP), CBOs and Schools to celebrate this day at water sources close to Ndaka-ini dam in the Upper Tana watershed and GBM as a partner was invited to join the local community in conservation work.
The Green Belt Movement supported its 2nd Children Festival 2014 through a partnership with the Ministry of Education Schools Drama Festivals and Green Cross-Sweden. In Kenya this is an annual co-curricular activity that is hosted by the Ministry of Education. The Festival was held on 28th Feb and 1st March 2014 for the primary schools festival and 6-8th March 2014 for the secondary schools festival.
The Annual Review was an action learning process that will enable us all to look back on the past, revisit the capacities and priorities of GBM in order to understand the present and draw lessons for the future.
Development of a strategy to support the upscale of sustainable energy technologies in the GBM network in Kenya:"Unlocking Solution for Clean Energy Initiatives"
GBM in partnership with Ashden Trust, undertook a feasibility study to determine which efficient energy technologies would be best suited to the members of GBM’s network through a pilot project in 2012.
March 1-3, 2014: The Green Belt Movement hosted The African Regional Strategy Meeting with the Nobel Women’s Initiative on the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict was held at The Sarova Pan Afric Hotel in Nairobi.
On February 13th 2013, Sir John Peace, Group Chairman of the Standard Chartered bank, Mr. Iamin Manjang ,Kenya Man Com-CEO, the GBM staff visited Starehe Girls Center’s in Kiambu County .The visit was to strengthen GBM’s partnership with the standard chartered bank and officially launch the tree planting programme at the Wangari Maathai Garden in the school. This is an environmental innovation that seeks to encourage and promote sustainable development through the spirit of environmentalism as championed by the late Prof. Wangari Maathai to the yong generation. In attendance on this special day was the Starehe Girls Management, Student’s in form 1 and 2, Starehe Girls Interns- Beneficiaries of the Standard Chartered Bank
Public Participation Workshop on Community-Based Water Quality Monitoring in priority watersheds in Partnership with USEPA
A GBM led initiative in support of rehabilitation of priority watersheds in Kenya using GBM Watershed Based Approach, Karen. GBM and USEPA have embarked on a holistic approach to support communities to monitor water resources in degraded watersheds.