Month: October 2017

The Catholic Church Divests $5 Trillion from Fossil Fuels

In April 2017, spanning five continents, an international coalition of Catholic institutions has divested from polluting fossil fuels. The Global Catholic Climate movement made the announcement October 3, marking the largest joint declaration of divestment by Catholic organizations to date. The total amount divested totals upwards of $5 trillion. Global Greengrants Fund has supported multiple […]

5 Environmental Defenders Who Give Us Hope

Here at Global Greengrants Fund, we believe solutions to environmental harm and social injustice come from people whose lives are most impacted. Every day, our global network of people on the frontlines and donors comes together to support communities to protect their ways of life and our planet. Because when local people have a say […]

Meet the Youth Climate Activists Suing the U.S. Government

Across the United States, a group of powerful, determined citizens are standing up and actively holding the government accountable for the future of our shared planet. They are fighting for their most basic constitutional rights to a healthy environment, and they aren’t backing down. The best part? Most of them are in middle school. From […]

Meet a Man Who Went Undercover to Save Cambodia’s Forests

It’s well known that honoring the rights of indigenous people is vital to the preservation of forests worldwide. Leng Ouch, an environmental activist, human rights lawyer, and Goldman Environmental Prize winner has taken this role to an extreme. Leng has spent the past 20 years exposing corruption and greed at the heart of the Cambodian […]