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Announcing Our New Chair of the Board and Executive Director

December 1, 2020

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) Board of Directors is delighted to announce the new Chairperson of the Board, Jane Gitau effective 14th November 2020. She succeeds Ms. Marion Kamau who served as Chairperson from June 2017.

The Green Belt Movement named a Global Alliance Partner of The Earthshot Prize, launched today by Prince William

October 8, 2020

This project will support the global effort to protect and restore the environment while also turning the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism, highlighting the ability of human ingenuity to bring about change.

Tree planting update - Mt. Elgon water tower

August 19, 2020

Water towers are central to Kenya’s economic and social well-being.

Children’s Books Featuring Professor Wangari Maathai

August 6, 2020

As we adapt to living and learning at home, we hope these children’s books will provide an educational escape for young readers.

Forest and Landscape Restoration in the Mau

June 29, 2020

The aim of the project is to rehabilitate and sustainably bring under good forest conservation management 500 hectares of degraded forest sites through community-based tree-planting campaigns

Environment Tribunal petitioned to overturn Nema's okay for Sh62bn expressway

June 15, 2020

The environmentalists say the four-lane expressway will ruin, among other open spaces, Uhuru Park and want the National Environment Tribunal to overturn the Nema decision.

This World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature

June 5, 2020

It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices. It’s time to build back better for People and Planet.

Tree planter, Nobel Prize laureate, revolutionary: Prof. Wangari Maathai at 80

April 29, 2020

Your searches through Ecosia are planting trees according to Prof. Maathai’s method. They are mostly planted around critical water sources, preventing erosion, and increasing both the quantity and the quality of the water.

Celebrating 50 years of Earth Day

April 23, 2020

The theme for #EarthDay2020 is climate action

GBM statement on the Coronavirus pandemic on our work and the legacy of Prof. Maathai

March 26, 2020

The Green Belt Movement, with gratitude, supports all the preventative measures undertaken by the Kenyan Government, led by the President, to curb the spread of #COVID19. In line with these measures, here is a statement of the impact on our work and the legacy of Prof. Maathai.