sites/all/files/gbm_trees_women.jpgGreat news from Kenya: The Green Belt Movement, an innovative environmental and human rights group started by Prof. Wangari Maathai, Nobel Prize winner, has joined us in celebrating 10/10/10. No other organization on the planet has done so much as GBM to promote tree-planting and empower communities to take control of their environments, lives, and future through reforestation. They've even "greened" the 10/10/10 logo!

You can register a tree-planting on 10/10 and check out the Green Belt Movement's easy tree-planting guide and other resources here.

Besides the carbon sucked up by plants, trees have numerous other benefits, including protecting water resources, providing shade and stopping desertification, among many others.

"We have a responsibility to protect the rights of generations, of all species, that cannot speak for themselves today. The global challenge of climate change requires that we ask no less of our leaders, or ourselves.” Prof Wangari Maathai.