When we come together for nature ,we come together to save the earth and eventually save our own selves from dire effects.
Green Generation Initiative was founded by Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti who is commonly referred to as Liz Mazingira. She is a 24 year old passionate environmentalist and a recent graduate from Kenyatta University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Community Development. She won the 2019 Green Climate Fund youth climate champion award, the 2019 Diana International Award and was also a regional finalist for Africa for the UN Young Champions of the Earth 2019.
She has long had a great passion for environmental conservation. Growing up in Nyeri County, renowned for having the highest forest cover in Kenya, she planted her first tree at the age of 7 years. She also served in the leadership of Kenyatta University Environmental Club (KUNEC) for three consecutive years. Excitingly, her passion and commitment to the environment was recognized when she became the fourth recipient of the Wangari Maathai Scholarship Award. The award, given by the Greenbelt movement, Kenya Community Development Foundation and the Rockefeller foundation, aims to develop action-oriented young people who show strong values and commitment to environmental conservation. It was at this point in 2016 that she began Green Generation Initiative.
Members and volunteers
As the late professor Wangari Maathai said: “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 consists of a team of 40 volunteers and members 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.