GBM Blog Archive: April 2011

Let's Make Earth Day Last All Year!

April 21, 2011 - 12:20PM
Published by Francesca de Gasparis

It’s not every day that we get to dedicate the day to the Earth BUT it should be! Let’s make this Earth Day last. Pledge something green from walking or cycling to work to buying locally grown food to turning off your lights to PLANTING A TREE. Bottom line: let’s not only make changes this Earth Day but this WHOLE year.

Mount Kenya 101: a rich history that you will experience with our Climb Mount Kenya Challenge!

April 7, 2011 - 05:15AM
Published by Francesca de Gasparis

Standing just over 17,000 (5,199m) feet above sea level, Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro. Mt Kenya is located on the equator in central Kenya and is an extinct stratovolcano that is thought to have risen over 23,000 ft (6,500m) before it erupted over 3 million years ago.

Happy Birthday to Prof. Wangari Maathai!

April 1, 2011 - 04:20AM
Published by Kathryn Gelder

In true Green Belt Movement spirit, Prof. Wangari Maathai planted a tree in Kenya this morning to celebrate her birthday. She was joined by GBM friends, staff and Board members to mark this joyous occasion.