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Hummingbirds Around the World Inspired by Wangari Maathai's Work

August 11, 2013 - 10:30PM
Published by Lauren Berger

Wangari Maathai wanted everyone to get involved with environmental activities and to "Be a Hummingbird". In the past few months, young hummingbirds from around the world have taken action and have helped bring Wangari Maathai's work to their owncommunities.

ABC Home and Planet Foundation Initiative - Kenya's Coastal Region

August 1, 2013 - 03:20PM
Published by David Kamau

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) through support from ABC Home and Planet Foundation has planted over 500,000 trees in Kenya’s Coastal region with focus on these four areas: Msambweni, Matuga Voi, Wundanyi and Mwatate constituencies.

Planting trees in the mind

July 19, 2013 - 02:20PM
Published by David Kamau

This noble idea of ‘birthday tree’ was started in 2007 by Dionisio as a way to encourage the children in society to conserve the environment through tree planting. 

The Ecology of Public Space: from Uhuru to Taksim

July 5, 2013 - 09:30AM
Published by David Kamau

To Mia MacDonald and Wanjira Mathai the demonstrations that began in Istanbul to protest the leveling of Gezi Park to make way for the redevelopment of adjacent Taksim Square rang a familiar bell...

Participatory GIS Mapping in Kirisia Forest, Samburu County

July 1, 2013 - 04:35PM
Published by David Kamau

For purposes of monitoring activities in Kirisia forest, GBM undertook capacity building for the GVs so as to equip them with basic Global Positioning System (GPS) and mapping skills (Participatory Geographic Information Systems GIS). 

Kenya’s Endemic Poaching Problem

June 14, 2013 - 09:25AM
Published by David Kamau

Poaching is an increasingly rampant problem both in Kenya and across Africa and has seen an exponential increase over the past few years. In Kenya the problem as particularly acute among the elephant and rhino populations who are prized for their ivory tusks and horns. 

Farm to Fork: Wangari Maathai and GBM at the American Museum of Natural History

June 7, 2013 - 06:00PM
Published by Lauren Berger

A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, "Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture", explores the complex and intricate food system.  The exhibit brings what we eat from farm to fork, and includes a sample meal inspired by Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement (GBM), as part of the exhibit's "Eat" section.

5th June 2013, my World Environment Day

June 7, 2013 - 08:35AM
Published by David Kamau

It was a calm Wednesday morning, the sun’s rays piercing through the fog, a gentle wind whistling through the trees as they swayed side to side, setting the scene for what would be a great day ahead: the World Environment Day 2013. 

Farmers in Nyeri County soon to reap sweet returns from a GBM and USAID beekeeping project

May 24, 2013 - 04:20PM
Published by David Kamau

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) has partnered with USAID to start a beekeeping and apiculture project in Nyeri County in Kenya.  The pilot project kicked off on 16 May 2013 when beehives were given out in Nyeri County, Othaya and Tetu.

7 Billion and counting…

May 12, 2013 - 06:30AM
Published by Erin Hostetler

You are one of seven billion people who call Earth home. By 2100, 10 billion people are expected to inhabit the planet or, with just a slight variation in fertility rates, 15 billion people– that’s more than double the amount of people on the earth today.