The Green Belt Movement, established by Wangari Maathai, is a grassroots non-governmental organization based in Kenya that focuses on environmental conservation, community development and capacity building. The movement organizes poor rural women in Kenya to plant trees, combating deforestation, restoring their main source of fuel for cooking, and stopping soil erosion.
This organization has several working groups that focus on the environment and human rights. In particular, the environmental justice working group deals with racism at the community level and helps local people effect change with corporations and governmental entities. A good list of resources is included on their site.
Provides access to the official documents maintained or received by the UNCCD Secretariat and is a general source of information on the topic of the linkages between poverty and environmental degradation.
Created by the World Rainforest Movement, FERN advocates changes in European Union activities to achieve the sustainable use of forests and to increase the political and economic space for people to create a more balanced society in which there is a true respect for human rights and environmental and social values.
A partnership of Jews, Catholics, Protestants, and Evangelicals promoting the biblical mandate for stewardship of the land. The group deals with sustainability issues ranging from global warming and social justice to economic welfare and environmental conservation.
Encourages environmental awareness through the Jewish faith. Rabbi Yossi Ives asks "Are We Lagging Behind On Green Issues?" and provides several examples of Jewish wisdom proscribing environmental responsibility.
A PBS documentary on the Grain Belt Movement and Wangari Maathai's leadership. This film shows a slightly different side of Wangari Maathai than we see in this Speaking of Faith program; the bold and defiant activist.
From the Traditional Music and Cultures of Kenya, a multimedia encyclopedia dedicated to all Kenyan tribes, including music and dance, history, culture, society, religion and beliefs, rituals and daily life, fables, legends, riddles and proverbs.