Category: Spotlights

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 […]

Activism around the World: Highlights from September 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. Here are three exciting projects we’ve supported this month. Argentina: Oil and Gas Resistance The Vaca Muerta shale formation […]

How these Mongolian herders took on a mine and won

A group of camel herders in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia are celebrating a historic victory. After four years of intense negotiations, the local herder organizations took on a major mining company and won. In this David vs. Goliath story, the locals won a landmark agreement with the operators of one of the world’s largest […]