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The Green Belt Movement

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) is a grassroots non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Kenya that focuses on environmental conservation, community development and capacity building.

Their mission in Kenya — and elsewhere in Africa through similar programs they have fostered — is to mobilize communities toward self-determination, improved livelihoods, securities and environmental conservation. The GBM’s programs include tree planting/biodiversity conservation, civic & environmental education, advocacy & networking, food security, and capacity building for women and girls. They also sponsor an educational tourism program called Green Belt Safaris, which provides an opportunity for visitors from around the world to live and work for short periods alongside rural Kenyan families.

For more information, to make a donation, or to enroll in a Green Belt Safari, got to:

Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice. Oxfam works directly with poor people to improve their livelihoods.

Oxfam’s research and lobbying efforts aim to change international policies and ensure that the poor have the rights, opportunities and resources they need to improve and control their lives. Oxfam also seeks increased worldwide public understanding that economic and social justice are crucial to sustainable development.

To learn more, to get involved, or to make a donation, go to:


International Campaign to Ban Landmines

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is a network of 1,400 non-governmental organizations in 90 countries working for a global ban on landmines.

Though the ICBL helped establish the first international treaty to ban a weapons system and has made huge stride towards the elimination of landmines, there are still millions of mines in stockpiles and in the ground. There are also 40 remaining countries — including the U.S. — who have not signed the treaty pledging to end their stockpiling and use of landmines

To work for a mine-free world, to sign a treaty yourself, or to donate your time or money, go to:

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