Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

Share this page

    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>>

    Read more

    Share this page

      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…

      Read more

      Share this page

        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.

        Read more

        Share this page

          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…

          Read more

          Share this page

            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>>

            Read more

            Share this page

              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.

              Read more

              Share this page

                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.

                Read more

                Share this page

                  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.

                  Read more

                  Share this page

                    Are environmental and human rights activists criminals?

                    Jan 30, 2014 | No Comments

                    Since I arrived at Global Greengrants Fund, I have become increasingly alarmed by a global trend toward criminalizing activism of all sorts, especially environmental. We have seen our grants advisors and grantees beaten by corporate thugs and jailed by the… Read more

                    Share this page

                      Activists Mobilize to Protect Critical Rainforest, Traditional Indigenous Tribes, and Millions Of Animals: Yasuní National Park in Ecuador in the Crosshairs

                      Dec 19, 2013 | 4 Comments

                      Last week, activists in Ecuador announced they have gathered more than 150,000 signatures of Ecuadorians concerned about the fate of the Yasuní National Park.

                      Read more