The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the Experience (Google eBook)
Africa's future is the subject of fierce debate, with the media full of warnings about environmental and economic collapse. Development workers continue to create supposed solutions to the problems they see, with little effect and much controversy. While these outsiders haggle over projections and prophecies, Africans are working on a variety of small, grassroots projects that may change the course of their future.
The Green Belt Movement is an internationally acclaimed tree-planting movement founded by Kenyans and run by and for Kenyans. The organization, which has planted millions of trees throughout East Africa in order to provide sources of fuel, food and a way to stop soil erosion and environmental degradation, is one example of an indigenous movement working to influence Africa's future. Many of its workers are women.
In The Green Belt Movement, founder Wangari Maathai tells its story: why it started, how it operates, and where it is going. She includes the philosophy behind it, its challenges and objectives, and the specific steps involved in starting a similar grassroots environmental and social justice organization. The Green Belt Movement is the inspiring story of people working at the grassroots level to improve their environment and their country. Their story offers ideas about a new and hopeful future for Africa and the rest of the world.
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Review: The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the ExperienceUser Review - Lauren - Goodreads
amazing woman, good for social movement studies, but preferred Unbowed Read full review
Review: The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the ExperienceUser Review - Larissa - Goodreads
My hero. I did an intense research project on her. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 I believe. An amazing lady who began her movement by teaching the women and children in Africa, self worth ... Read full review
THE OVERALL GOAL VALUES AND PROJECTS
THE ORGANIZATIONS STRUCTURE
HOW TO ESTABLISH AND RUN A GREEN BELT TREEPLANTING CAMPAIGN THE TENSTEP PROCEDURE
THE REPLICATION OF THE GREEN BELT MOVEMENT
THE WAY FORWARD
AN INTERVIEW WITH WANGARI MAATHAI