Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

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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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              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

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                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.

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                  Mandela and Environmental Justice: When you have an activist in the highest office of the land

                  Dec 11, 2013 | No Comments

                  Right now, the world is celebrating Nelson Mandela and learning from the way he lived his life. In that spirit, we wanted to share with you a story about Mandela that you probably haven’t heard before. ..

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                    Extraordinary victory for the Maasai! The untold story of a failed land grab

                    Oct 30, 2013 | One Comment

                    Do I ever have a story for you. It’s a story about the traditional and the modern, colonialism and the power of indigenous communities, and above all about sustainability and social justice…

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                      Flooding and Climate Change

                      Oct 2, 2013 | One Comment

                      Global Greengrants has been raising awareness and money for climate justice projects for years. But this is the first time we’ve experienced first-hand, on our own turf, what it is like to be at ground zero of a sudden climate disaster.

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