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Grantham University Wangari Maathai’s Green Belt Movement Paper

Grantham University

Question Description

No plagiarism!

Review the following videos as shown earlier in the Lectures:

Using APA-style formatting, write a 2-3 page paper describing Wangari Maathai’s Green Belt Movement. In your response, list four ways in which we can use the forests more sustainably and list three ways in which governments and individuals can reduce tropical deforestation.

Final Answer

Attached.

Running head: THE GREENBELT MOVEMENT

The Greenbelt Movement
Institution Affiliated
Date

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THE GREENBELT MOVEMENT

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The Greenbelt Movement
The Greenbelt Movement was founded in 1977 by the late Professor Wangari Maathai,
who was at the time the leader of the National Council of Women of Kenya. Maathai founded
GBM in response to the devastating state of forests in the country. Long before its formation,
Kenya’s major forests blossomed and acted as the water catchment areas (Maathai, 2013).
Communities in Kenya depend on rivers for clean water and for electricity generation. At the
around the time the movement was formed major forests in Kenya were undergoing massive
deforestation, something that greatly contributed to water shortages and development of ASALs.
GBM was founded as a basis to organize women in their local commu...

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