GBM-Uruhu Park History - WRT 101 Summer 2010 Dr. Susan San...

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WRT 101 Summer 2010 Dr. Susan San Jule Itzel Rodriguez June 7, 2010 Green Belt Movement-Uruhu Park History In the 1960’s, when Maathai came back, she said nature was not protected anymore. “The trees are brought down and God is in a church and not in the land like it use to be,” she said. She discovers that leaves hold the rain and slowly waters the land and it goes into the reservoirs; if you cut off the tree roots, that means the land would start drying off. She wasn’t the only one that noticed the land was going bad. Many women began to complain that there were no trees to give them firewood and water. They needed these two things to survive, especially the firewood because they used it to cook all their food. Without firewood they couldn’t cook and both the children and mothers were going hungry. Maathai got the idea of planting trees to bring back the water and firewood. In order to plant trees, the women had to organize which takes up a lot of courage because they feared their husbands. This is when the Green Belt Movement
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