Global Sustainability Curriculum – Pre-Program Activities

Activity 4: More Than Planting Trees

How It Works

Here you will learn about Wangari Maathai and The Greenbelt Movement, taking a close look at how this environmental movement affected the people and culture of Kenya. Later on your program, you will apply those ideas and principles to your project abroad with Walking Tree.

How You Do It

Take Away Points

  • Environmental issues don't just affect the environment. When the environment is negatively impacted, people, communities, and cultures can also be significantly harmed. By stepping back and considering the large scale and long term effect of a project, you can ensure that your work has a longer, more sustainable impact on both the environment and the community as a whole.
  • When you are abroad on your program with Walking Tree, think deeply about the greater implications and impacts of your group's project. How is it making an impact on the greater community and the people in that community?