Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

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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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                  Global Greengrants Calls on International Olympic Committee to Take Responsibility for Environmental Destruction in Sochi National Park

                  Feb 21, 2014 | 5 Comments

                  Read Executive Director Terry Odendahl’s open letter to the International Olympic Committee, asking it to take responsibility for environmental and human rights abuses at the 2014 Sochi Games.

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                    The fight to save the Yasuní National Park, pristine Amazon rainforest in Ecuador marches onward

                    Feb 14, 2014 | No Comments

                    A group of activists, musicians and actors traveled along the Ecuadorian coastline during the holidays to present short skits and musical presentations about the government’s plan to drill for oil in the Yasuní National Park.

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                      Russia’s Olympic Legacy? Activists Jailed and Exiled Ahead of “Most Environmentally Destructive Games in History”

                      Feb 5, 2014 | 6 Comments

                      Why are the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games taking place in a national park? When climate change is accelerating, we need to reduce our energy consumption and save our forests—not clear cut them. Here’s the Olympic story you haven’t heard.

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