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Green Belt Movement

Founded by Professor Wangari Maathai, the Green Belt Movement (GBM) is a grassroots non-governmental organization working in environmental conservation and community development in Kenya for over 30 years. What began as a grassroots tree planting program to address the challenges of deforestation, soil erosion and lack of water is now a vehicle for empowering women and communities. Its mission is to strive for better environmental management, community empowerment, and livelihood improvement using tree-planting as an entry point. The results of these efforts are a reduction in soil erosion in critical watersheds, restoration and protection of thousands of acres of biodiversity-rich indigenous forest, and hundreds of thousands of women and their families standing up for their rights and those of their communities, and living healthier, more productive lives

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The Green Belt Movement Gift of Compassion plants fifty trees to support Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai's revolutionary commitment to sustainable development and women's empowerment.

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