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Big win for Karura Forest as 151 title deeds revoked

July 17, 2017

In July 2017 the Kenya National Land Commission revoked 151 title deeds issued under dubious circumstances during the 1990s.  Nearly thirty percent of Karura Forest Reserve had been earmarked for housing developments. 

Partnership with the Kenya Bankers Association as they mark the 55th anniversary

July 14, 2017

Happy 55th Anniversary Kenya Bankers Association

Workshop on review for sensitization and awareness materials on waste and chemicals

July 7, 2017

In a just concluded two day workshop, the Green Belt Movement met with partner organizations to review awareness-creating materials to be used in sensitizing stakeholders and communities on waste management and minimization of UPOPs. 

A new partnership with IAAF

May 31, 2017

The project entitled The Track Tree Challenge – seeks to catalyze the youth momentum and cognizance towards better environment management. 

Empowering Community Leaders on Climate Change Causes, Effects and Mitigation

April 13, 2017

To date, 60 community leaders, drawn from different locations in each of the two Counties, have been identified and trained. These leaders are expected to further train and empower other community members to initiate climate change adaptation strategies geared towards a transition to low carbon emissions in rural Kenya.

Exploring Bamboo Biomass for Energy and Entrepreneurship

April 7, 2017

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost three billion people worldwide continue to rely on biomass, such as fuelwood, charcoal, agricultural waste and animal dung, to meet their energy needs for cooking. In many countries, these resources account for over 90% of household energy consumption.

Wangari Maathai/Africa Environment Day 2017

March 3, 2017

Paying tribute to the late Nobel Laureate’s legacy, in January 2012, the African Union (AU) adopted a decision calling for the joint celebrations of the African Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day on 3rd March.