Executive Director Mia MacDonald has joined the Board of Directors of Green Belt Movement International-North America. Founded in 1977 by Nobel Peace Laureate and Brighter Green colleague, Wangari Maathai, the Green Belt Movement (GBM) promotes a bottom-up, holistic approach to development and environmental conservation.
GBM supports more than 600 community networks in Kenya that care for more than 4,000 tree nurseries. GBM groups have planted more than 45 million trees in Kenya alone. Most recently, Brighter Green and GBM co-sponsored a panel at the Copenhagen climate talks in December 2009.