Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

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    Mama Aleta: one woman’s struggle to save Indonesia’s forests from mining

    Jul 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

    The riches hidden within Timor Island’s lush rainforests are extraordinary and problematic. Timor’s indigenous people consider the soil, water, stone, and trees their own bodies. But these fertile mountains are also rich in oil, gas, gold, and marble. This is the story of one woman leading a fight to save her people’s sacred lands.

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      Sowing the seeds of grassroots change in Mexico

      Jun 24, 2014 | No Comments

      Why should environmental and women’s rights funders join forces to support grassroots change? Artemisa Castro Félix of the Fund for Solidarity in Action (FASOL) explains.

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        The International Network of Women’s Funds takes on climate change

        Jun 24, 2014 | No Comments

        “The International Network of Women’s Funds sees a number of relevant intersections with climate issues that could potentially lead to very strategic funding initiatives.” Read more from INWF’s Executive Director, Emelienne de Léon.

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          Accidental Democracy in Brazil: How the 2014 World Cup Led to an Empowered Citizenry

          Jun 13, 2014 | No Comments

          Everyone in Brazil wanted the World Cup—we thought it would leave benefits. But FIFA is like a big, multinational company that comes and sucks away everything. The effect has been devastating, but some good has come of it all, also…

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            8 Questions for Suren Gazaryan

            May 29, 2014 | No Comments

            Suren Gazaryan personifies Russia’s crackdown on environmental activists. The internationally recognized zoologist and Global Greengrants grantee was forced to flee to Estonia in 2012 after exposing the authorities’ illegal exploitation of a protected forest. Keep reading>>

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              Ecuador chooses oil over biodiversity, indigenous rights in Yasuní

              May 29, 2014 | No Comments

              On May 22, 2014, International Biodiversity Day, the government of Ecuador decided to celebrate by issuing permits to drill for oil in what is probably the most biodiverse place on Earth, Yasuní National Park. Keep reading>>

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                THANK YOU for helping meet our goal!

                May 1, 2014 | No Comments

                $150,000 for local leaders! Thank you for sharing our vision of a world in which all people live with dignity and in harmony with the environment. Here’s what you did…

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                  PRESS RELEASE: Five Global Greengrants Grantees Honored by Goldman Prize!

                  Apr 28, 2014 | One Comment

                  Five Goldman Prizes awarded to grantees of Boulder, Colorado-based Global Greengrants Fund. Global Greengrants also serves as dedicated funding platform for Prize winners.

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                    Congratulations, Global Greengrants grantees!

                    Apr 28, 2014 | One Comment

                    The 2014 Goldman Environmental Prizewinners have just been announced. Five out of five of the winners from outside the United States are current or former Global Greengrants grantees. Read about their work and be inspired…

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                      Last chance to save Ecuador’s Yasuní from oil exploitation

                      Apr 3, 2014 | No Comments

                      On October 3, 2013, the Ecuadorian government and parliament approved the exploitation of the protected area. Denouncing the decision as unconstitutional and vowing to reverse it, YASunidos embarked on the signature campaign to get the Yasuní issue on the ballot for a national referendum. Keep reading>>

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