Sustaining Biodiversity

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Sustaining Biodiversity GS104 Environmental Science Robert McGill 02 Nov 2011
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Sustaining Biodiversity 1 ABSTRACT_________________________________________________________________ The Green Belt Movement is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Kenya led by Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai . The mission of the Green Belt Movement (GBM) is to mobilize community consciousness, using tree planting as a focal point, for self-determination, equity, improved livelihoods and security, and environmental conservation. MAIN BODY_________________________________________________________________ In the 1970s Professor Wangari Maathai became very active in environmental and humanitarian organizations including the National Council of Women of Kenya (NCWK). She spoke to rural women and was told about the deteriorating environmental and social conditions affecting poor, rural Kenyans. The women told her of the lack of firewood for cooking and heating, clean water, and nutritious food. Professor Maathai suggested to them that planting trees might be an answer. The trees would provide wood for cooking, fodder for livestock, and material for fencing; they would
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