GBM Blog Archive: December 2014
Unveiling of the Wangari Maathai Plaque in Lima
The Green Belt Movement (GBM) would like thank the Municipality of San Borja, the District hosting the UNFCCC COP 20 (Lima, Peru) in planting a ceremonial tree in honor of the late Professor Wangari Maathai for her actions in promoting sustainable development, democracy, peace and environmental conservation through tree planting.
A Park in Lima honor of Wangari Maathai
We are delighted to inform you all that the Municipality of San Borja, the District hosting the UNFCCC COP 20 have organized a ceremonial tree planting at the city of Lima tomorrow 9th December 2014 to honor the Memory of Prof. Wangari Maathai as part of the UNFCC COP 20 events. We thank the authorities in Lima for this honor.
The Story of the Wangari Maathai Peace Park
In 2010, a group of six girls from Donnergymnasiet in Göteborg, Sweden, on their own produced the benefit concert “Treevening”. The musical gala by Green Cross Sweden Youth was held March 24, 2010 at the Sticky Fingers Rock Club and featured artists: José Gonzales, Jaqee, Räfven, Hellsongs, Bye Bye Bicycle, Eye Travel and the Naima Train. The was made possible by: SWECO, ICA, Musik i Väst, Musik Utan Gränser, Pureology, and Body Shop; as well as the Green Cross project “Peace and Trees” supported by the Folke Bernadotte Academy. The gala was inspired by Wangari Maathai and aimed to raise awareness on the connections of peace and environment.