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NYC Students Receive the Wangari Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability

March 28, 2014 - 06:25PM
Published by Lauren Berger

Two New York City public students received the Wangari Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability.  The $10,000 cash award, intended to be used for college, is funded by the Municipal Art Society and the Rockefeller Foundation and given to two exceptional NYC public high school seniors who demonsrate academic and extracurricular commitment to environmental stewardship with the urban context. 

Climate-Smart Adaptation Practices

March 28, 2014 - 09:30AM
Published by Communications

The impacts on human development are presented by climate change models as uncertain. These impacts are presented as occurring in the medium to long term, and on a regional or international scale. 

When problems become opportunities- A field trip by Samburu Elders:

March 25, 2014 - 03:50PM
Published by Communications

‘Patience builds’; these were the words of Mwalimu Lawerance Njuguna, a retired teacher for 30 years. He has trained adults for over 17 years at his farm, in Kiambu County. As we entered his ¼ hectare land brought in 1967 compound in Wagige village.

What is happening to our Jeevanjee Gardens a Century Later?

March 14, 2014 - 03:35PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

Donated to the residents of Nairobi in 1906 by Alibhai Mullah Jeevanjee, this 5 acre recreational park is one of few green spaces gracing Nairobi City. 

International Women Day: Celebrating Positive Change

March 12, 2014 - 09:45AM
Published by GBM- Kenya

In spite of numerous challenges faced by women worldwide and particularly in Africa, we must remember and celebrate numerous positive changes that happen on a daily basis and are life-changing for many women and families. As we work for social justice and for women and girls' rights, we take stock of those achievements and let women share their experiences and give others hope that change is possible and start within themselves. And those examples are not only experienced by women but also by men who believe in gender equality and gender equity, men who dedicate much time engaging other men in behavioural change to put an end to violence against women.

Africa Aims to Boost Food Security Action on Occasion of Africa Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day

March 5, 2014 - 02:05PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

Green Economy Transition Will Assist in Addressing Continent's Environmental Challenges

3rd March 2014 - African leaders, civil society and youth groups marked Africa Environment Day, which seeks to accelerate action on the numerous pressing environmental challenges facing the continent.

A message of the CBD Executive Secretary, Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, on the occasion of Wangari Maathai Day.

March 4, 2014 - 01:05PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

As we marked the 2014 Wangari Maathai Day and its theme, Youth Healing the Earth: Environment. Education, Empowerment, we pay tribute to Wangari Maathai. Her rich legacy as a dedicated environmentalist, human rights activist and agent of change is an excellent basis to celebrate the energy, enthusiasm and dedication that youth bring to protecting our environment, including their work for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Save Our Wetlands

February 7, 2014 - 12:00PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

2014 is the UN International Year of Family Farming – Wetlands & Agriculture as the World Wetlands Day theme for 2014. The theme given that Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth, is placing a focus on the need for the wetland and agricultural sectors to work together for the best shared outcomes.

Heal Our Lands by Replenishing our Soils - Isiolo Army Barracks

February 4, 2014 - 11:55AM
Published by GBM- Kenya

Isiolo is a semiarid area among one of the districts in Eastern Province which has benefited from the Green Belt Movement’s Environmental Conservation Programme, whose objective is to promote a clean and healthy environment. The Green Belt Movement has been initiating and supporting The Kenya Defense Force (KDF) tree planting projects in Kenya for over 10 years. 

Restoring the Environment and Protecting Water Resources

January 28, 2014 - 12:40PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

Tree-planting projects frequently meet resis­tance from local people because land that could be grazed or farmed is converted to forest. Limited-re­source farmers often see this as their loss, especially when they are relocated by government policy, and GBM tree projects have sometimes been sabotaged as a result. One solution is to provide new econom­ic incentives for enabling restoration of forests and other natural vegetation. Placement of beehives along riverbanks is one of those incentives.