Month: February 2017

Berta, Presente! How We Support Environmental Activists On the Frontlines

Update: Investors who had been supporting the Agua Zarca dam project withdrew funding in June 2017 after international outrage and pressure to pull out of the project as a result of Berta’s murder. Find out more here.  A year ago, our dear friend and grantee Berta Cáceres was gunned down in her home. Her crime? Defending […]

Activism Around the World: Highlights from February 2017

Each year Global Greengrants Fund makes over 800 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. Costa […]

Global Greengrants Fund Called World’s Fourth Top Human Rights Funder in New Report

What comes to mind when you think of human rights? The right to life? Freedom? Fairness? By definition human rights belong to every person and include basic rights to air, water, and life, regardless of which country a person calls home. Out of the some 800 community projects Global Greengrants Fund supports annually, those defined […]

Grassy Narrows Celebrates Canadian Government’s Commitment to Mercury Cleanup

On February 13, 2017, the government in Ontario, Canada announced that it is completely committed to identifying mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows and cleaning up the toxins, a big step for the local Canadian First Nations people who have been demanding action for 40 years. Between 1962 and 1970, a paper plant in the city of Dryden […]

From Durban to Denver: Acting Together for Environmental Justice

In September 2016, I traveled to Durban, South Africa to join grantmaking advisors working with Global Greengrants Fund around the world for several days of conversations about climate change, fossil fuels, the safety of environmental activists, and our ongoing work together. While joining hundreds of thousands of people at the Women’s March on Colorado, I was reminded […]