Month: January 2017

Power to the People: How Grants Support the Struggle of Indigenous Land Rights Defenders

By Tiffany Fourment, Volunteer, Global Greengrants Fund/UK & Europe In a time when profit often prevails over people, indigenous communities all over the world are engaged in struggles to protect and defend their cultures, livelihoods and land. It is estimated that around 50% of the world’s land is claimed, used or managed communally, much of […]

Three Ways to Act Today on Women and Climate

By Ursula Miniszeskski, Program and Development Officer, Gender and the Environment “I started planting trees and found myself in the forefront of fighting for the restoration of democracy in my country.” – Wangari Maathai On Saturday, January 21st Global Greengrants Fund joined the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches in Denver, San Francisco, and […]

Activism around the World: Highlights from January 2017

Each year Global Greengrants Fund makes over 700 grants to environmental activists around the world, helping to support grassroots initiatives to protect the planet and the rights of the people who call these natural places home. We wish we could share every single story with you. Here are three exciting projects we’ve supported recently. Tuvalu: […]

Taking on ExxonMobil Around the World

As former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson has his confirmation hearing today for Secretary of State, we want to spotlight some local groups Global Greengrants Fund has supported that are dealing with the company’s global mess of spills, the resulting health impacts, and environmental degradation. These groups provide us with hope that no matter who is […]

Clean Energy Solutions: Solar-Powered Transportation Through the Amazon Rainforest

Traditionally, the Achuar people in Ecuador were semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, traveling by foot or by canoe. Since missionaries arrived in their territory 50 years ago, the lives of the Achuar have changed dramatically- moving into settled communities with access to radio, internet, and air travel. However, travel by boat is still a regular part of daily […]