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The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund Call for Applications

August 21, 2013

The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund is an environmental innovations fund set up in memory of Prof. Wangari Maathai that is aimed at developing action-oriented young people with strong values and commitment to the conservation of the physical and social environment in Kenya. The fund has been established by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Green Belt Movement and Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF).

Integration of Family Planning Messages and Referrals into the Green Belt Movement Program in Kenya

August 13, 2013

The PHE is an approach to development that integrated health and environmental initiatives in order to attain synergistic success for greater conservation and human welfare outcomes than the single sector approaches.

GBM and Waterstone bamboo plantation visit - Photoblog

July 12, 2013

A team from Green Belt Movement (GBM) and Waterstone recently conducted a monitoring visit at the bamboo project in Maragua constituency, Central Kenya.

Seedlings of hope for Samburu County

June 28, 2013

Green Belt Movement (GBM) and the Ministry of Agriculture organized a meeting to educate and empower the community on their role in conservation and the vital role of trees as a seed of hope to the Samburu community.

A thousand thank you's to our volunteer Yosumo Minato from GBM

June 26, 2013

Bidding farewell to Yosumo Minato, a Green Volunteer at Green Belt Movement (GBM)

The Green Belt Movement celebrates World Environment Day 2013 with students

June 11, 2013

It was a calm Wednesday morning, the sun’s rays piercing through the fog, a gentle wind whistling through the trees as they swayed side to side, setting the scene for what would be a great day ahead: the World Environment Day 2013.

Green Belt Movement US Board member-Lorna Taylor speaks to Tampa Bay Times on her commitment to Community Service

April 2, 2013

GBMI-US Board member Lorna Taylor shares her involvement in community service with The Tampa Bay Times and her long-standing work with the Green Belt Movement. 

Prince Charles: 'I admired and loved Wangari Maathai'- The global green and good flocked to Kew Gardens to remember Maathai and discuss her legacy

April 2, 2013

The celebration of Professor Wangari Maathai's life and legacy reported on by John Vidal - Environmental correspondent in the Guardian Newspaper.

Inaugural Winner of The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund Announced

March 26, 2013
  • First winner of the scholarship, Abigael Ndinda, demonstrates commitment to environmental stewardship through her community projects in Makueni County.
  • The project highlights the impact environmental awareness projects conducted at the community level can have.


Wangari Maathai Institute to be involved in a new Initiative launched by Hillary Clinton

March 25, 2013

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday 31stJanuary 2013 launched four new Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) initiatives valued at up to 86.5 Million, at the US Department of State (See Full text). The Wangari Maathai Institute joins USAID and others in the launch of wPOWER to increase womens access to clean-technology.