To attain the 10% tree🌲🌳🌴 cover by 2022, one creative avenue for the Service is in forming partnerships with among others, Non-State actors through tree planting initiatives that aim to spur a tree growing culture among our youth today.https://t.co/D75sTp4ap1 pic.twitter.com/Z6qesyDkr4
— Chief Conservator of Forests (@CCF_Kenya) October 11, 2019
Then this weekend, I decided to treat myself and downloaded Chelsea and Hillary Clinton’s latest book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience. One of the reasons I went ahead and bought the book is because the description of the book included a mention of Wangari Maathai, a woman “who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modeling.” (The Book of Gutsy Women) It seemed like a perfect storm of things I didn’t know…what was Kenya’s tree-planting initiative and who was Wangari Maathai? And as anyone who knows me can attest, I don’t like not knowing things. So today you get my introduction, and maybe yours, to Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement.