Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

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    Voices from Nepal: Promoting Women’s Climate Leadership

    Aug 3, 2014 | One Comment

    When nature is out of balance, everything Nepali women need to survive is at risk. Sadhana Shrestha, executive director of Tewa in Nepal, tells how this women’s fund is addressing this issue and supporting women in the face of climate change.

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      Inside Chile’s “Patagonia Sin Represas” movement

      Jul 28, 2014 | No Comments

      Chilean environmentalists celebrate the country’s biggest environmental victory: “We always tried to maintain a positive ethical campaign that really showed alternatives. We didn’t say ‘no to dams.’ We said, ‘We want a Patagonia without dams.’ Read our Q&A with grantee in Chile, Peter Hartmann.

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        Defeating HidroAysén – Chile’s biggest environmental victory ever

        Jul 28, 2014 | No Comments

        This is the story of how a grassroots movement defeated the $8 billion HidroAysén dam project, and led to Chile’s biggest ever environmental win. Terry Odendahl writes about this incredible victory and Global Greengrants role.

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          4 Takeaways On How Women Are Using Grassroots Environmental Grants

          Jul 22, 2014 | One Comment

          In preparing for this Summit, Allison Davis, Global Greengrants’ Deputy Director of Programs, has learned a great deal about how our grants support women’s groups and interests all over the world. Here are four themes that have risen to the top.

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            Women & Climate: 9 Great Articles & Resources

            Jul 21, 2014 | No Comments

            Use these articles and resources to understand the link between gender equality and climate change, and the importance of supporting grassroots women’s voices and leadership.

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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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