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Newsletter: Season's Greetings from the Green Belt Movement!

December 19, 2013

As we reflect on 2013, please take a look at our end of the year newsletter where we discuss the highlights of 2013 and look forward to 2014.

The BBC Radio 4 Appeal with Sir Jonathon Porritt

December 12, 2013

The Green Belt Movement has been awarded a coveted time slot for the BBC Radio 4 Appeal in January, 2014. We are ecstatic to have this opportunity and to welcome our representative, Sir Jonathon Porritt, former Director of the British environmental activist group, Friends of the Earth.

Newsletter: President Nelson Mandela Remembered

December 6, 2013

The Green Belt Movement's message of condolence in response to President Nelson Mandela's passing.

Peace Marathon in Rongai, Nakuru

December 2, 2013

GBM has organized a  Marathon dubbed  sports, peace, Environment and cohesion(SPECO)marathon  which  will be held on 13th of December 2013, in Rongai Sub county , Nakuru. During this day 50 trees will be planted after the event at the Wangari Maathai garden which is space being given to GBM for this purpose by the Provincial administration in the Rift Valley. The 50 trees will signify  commemoration of 50 years of independence.

wPOWER: Promoting Women’s Critical Role in Clean Energy Solutions to Climate Change

November 20, 2013

In honor of “Gender Day” at the annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-19), the United States is highlighting its actions to harness the potential of women and women’s networks to increase the use of clean energy technologies, which in turn helps reduce climate change.  The Department of State launched the Partnership on Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (“wPOWER”) in January 2013.  wPOWER aims to empower more than 8,000 women clean energy entrepreneurs across East Africa, Nigeria and India who will deliver clean energy access to more than 3.5 million people over the next three years.

GBM/Peponi House Charity Tree planting Partnership and Environmental Conservation initiative:

November 5, 2013

The Green Belt Movement and Peponi House Preparatory School embarked on a tree planting exercise in Karura Forest, at Wangari Maathai Corner in Karura forest to promote the “A Cleaner Environment for a Better Tomorrow as part of the schools awareness projects on environmental sustainability". The event was graced by GBM staff, Peponi House Parents Teachers Association (PTA) members and Peponi House pupils.

Newsletter: Updates From the Green Belt Movement

October 31, 2013

Read our newsletter to learn more about the Green Belt Movement's activities as of October, 2013.

Second anniversary memorial for Professor Wangari Muta Maathai

September 25, 2013

Today, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta , First Lady of the Republic of Kenya joined the Green Belt Movement (GBM) Board Members, staff, members of GBM’s tree nursery groups, and the public to celebrate Professor Wangari Maathai's life and her outstanding achievements in environmental conservation, sustainable development, democracy and peace.

The commemoration was held at Karura Forest. Please click here for photos of the event, blog article coming soon.

Professor Wangari Maathai's second commemoration

September 23, 2013

In commemoration and honor of the life and work of Professor Wangari Muta Maathai.

Africa's Green Future: Nurturing the vision of Wangari Maathai

September 4, 2013

In a two-day event, September 19-20, 2013, the Yale community will honor Wangari Maathai's legacy with the screening of a documentary film about her life and a series of panel discussions about the key environmental issues pressing the region.