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The BBC Radio 4 Appeal with Sir Jonathon Porritt

January 15, 2014 - 09:40AM
Published by GBM- Kenya

The Green Belt Movement has been awarded a coveted time slot for the BBC Radio 4 Appeal in January, 2014. We are ecstatic to have this opportunity and to welcome our representative, Sir Jonathon Porritt, former Director of the British environmental activist group, Friends of the Earth.


January 7, 2014 - 11:10AM
Published by GBM- Kenya

The 1st SPECO Marathon was held in Rift Valley Region and hosted in two counties; Nakuru and Baringo County, home to some of Kenya’s world Known Athletes like Paul Tergat. Over 158 persons registered to participate in the marathon. 

McKinsey Workshop on a Social Business Future for The Green Belt Movement

December 16, 2013 - 05:35PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

This November bore a fruitful collaboration: We were honored to host a team of management consultants from McKinsey Germany and a group of dedicated students for a workshop at the Green Belt Movement (GBM) Langata Training Center. Their aim was to develop a viable social business plan for Green Belt Safaris (GBS), a sister organization of GBM offering community visits and tree-planting activities to eco-minded tourists. In close cooperation with our staff and board, our guests helped us lay the cornerstone for a business that shall benefit our communities and our organization. 

A “Platform of Solidarity” in Warsaw, Poland

November 21, 2013 - 04:15PM
Published by Emanuela Piccolo

This blog was written by GBMI-Europe intern Erin Hostetler

Nearly a month ago, former Irish President, Mary Robinson, commanded that the global community needs a “platform for solidarity” in the international campaign against climate change. In her conversation with the host of Democracy Now!, an award-winning independent American news programme, Robinson claimed action needs to be taken to secure “economic, environmental and social sustainability”.

$10,000 Scholarship to Be Awarded to Environmentally Minded NYC Public School Students

November 12, 2013 - 11:15AM
Published by GBM- Kenya

Today the Dr. Wangari MaathaiAward for Civic Participation in Sustainability officially began accepting nominations for 2014. The award for New York City high schoolstudents was inaugurated last year by the New York Restoration Project, with support from TheRockefeller Foundation, the Bette Midler Family Trust, NYC Parks, and the Municipal Art Society.

GBM/Peponi House Charity Tree planting Partnership and Environmental Conservation initiative:

November 5, 2013 - 12:20PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

On 2nd November 2013, The Green Belt Movement and Peponi House Preparatory School embarked on a tree planting exercise in Karura Forest, at Wangari Maathai Corner in Karura forest to promote the “A Cleaner Environment for a Better Tomorrow as part of the schools awareness projects on environmental sustainability". The event was graced by GBM staff, Peponi House Parents Teachers Association (PTA) members and Peponi House pupils.

Stepping Up on Climate Change and Forest Actions:

November 4, 2013 - 01:10PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

It is now generally agreed that climate change poses one of the greatest challenges facing the world in the 21st century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) notes that climate change, if not tackled, will have a severe negative impact on global water supply, agricultural yields, marine ecosystems and the spread of vector-borne diseases, and could result in the displacement of thousands of people from coastal cities and small islands (Kenya climate change action plan). 

Renewable Clean Energy Solutions - Samburu West Constituency

October 30, 2013 - 03:00PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

Kirisia forest is a 92,000 hectares (ha) forest reserve in the Samburu heartland teaming with different plant and animal species. The future of this forest is threatened by increasing poverty and a lack of support for community governance allowing unsustainable practices such as commercial charcoal production.

Rural Women as Multipliers in Development

October 16, 2013 - 12:25PM
Published by GBM- Kenya

October 15th has been declared by the UN as International Rural Women’s Day. This important day was started in 1995 during the Beijing Conference on Women to hour rural women. It is no coincidence that International Rural Women’s Day for the Elimination of Poverty, October 17th. When Rural Women succeed to their rightful place, world food production will increase and poverty will decrease.

International Day of the Girl Child – A Day for Girls

October 10, 2013 - 10:55AM
Published by GBM- Kenya

Innovation: a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than existing solutions

The fulfillment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost an obligation and moral imperative. There is also overwhelming evidence that girls’ education, especially at the secondary level, is a powerful transformative force for societies and girls themselves: it is the one consistent positive determinant of practically every desired development outcome, from reductions in mortality and fertility, to poverty reduction and equitable growth, to social norm change and democratization.