Green Generation Initiative

About Green Generation Initiatives

About Green Generation Initiative

Green Generation Initiative is a community-based initiative that was founded in 2016 by Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti; a recipient of Wangari Maathai scholarship award, with an aim of addressing the global environmental challenges that she identified with since childhood such as deforestation, climate change and pollution.

The initiative focuses on nurturing young environmental enthusiasts, greening schools, environmental education, addressing food insecurity by planting fruit trees as well as inculcating a tree growing culture for forest cover increment through adopt a tree campaign.

So far, over 10,000 school children have been trained to be environmentally conscious, the program has also facilitated the planting of over 20,000 tree seedlings in schools which include fruit trees to help facilitate school feeding programs for food security, all with a 98% survival rate.

Just as the late professor Wangari Maathai, “I am very conscious of the fact that you can’t do it alone. It’s teamwork. When you do it alone you run the risk that when you are no longer there nobody else will do it”. Green Generation Initiative has a team of over 30 volunteers who are all passionate environmentalists and are very committed and dedicated to our work.

It is through their efforts that we have been able to have a greater impact. The initiative is now embarking on establishment of food forests in different schools within Nairobi, Kiambu, Nyeri and Murang’a Counties.

Mission

We are committed to raising a socially and environmentally responsible generation by implementing environmental projects and activities in schools for a sustainable future.

Activities

1. Environmental education sessions: available for kindergarten, primary schools and high schools in a non-formal set up depending on the levels. 2. Tree planting through; • Adopt a tree campaign (Students and pupils’ plant and adopt a tree each in the school compound with a continuous follow up from our team) • Food forests establishment (Mainly involves planting of fruit trees in a designated fruit trees corner in the school compound as required by the school) 3. Community outreach and extension outdoor programs: 4. Eco challenge competition