Green Belt Movement
"The planting of trees is the planting of ideas. By starting with the simple act of planting a tree, we give hope to ourselves and to future generations."
Nobel Prize winner, Prof. Wangari Maathai
Founded in 1977 by Dr. Wangari Maathai, the first African woman and the first environmentalist to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (in 2004), the Green Belt Movement is one of the most prominent women’s civil society organizations, based in Kenya, advocating for human rights and supporting good governance and peaceful democratic change through the protection of the environment.
Today, more than 40 million trees have been planted across Africa. The result: soil erosion has been reduced and water flow restored in critical watersheds, thousands of acres of biodiversity-rich indigenous forest have been restored and protected, and hundreds of thousands of women and their families are standing up for their rights and those of their communities and so are living healthier, more productive lives.
A healthy natural world is at the heart of an equitable and peaceful society. And protecting the environment is something every individual can take part in. Visit our website to learn more.
Green Belt Movement International - Kenya
Adams Arcade, Kilimani Lane off Elgeyo Marakwet Rd
P.O BOX 67545-00200
Phone: +254 20 3873057 / 20 3871523
Green Belt Movement International-Europe
56-64 Leonard Street
London, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 7549 0395
Green Belt Movement International- USA
1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440
Washington D.C. 20006
United States of America
Phone: +1 (202) 457 8080
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