Category: Spotlights

61 Heroes Who Make Our World a Better Place

Every single day, grassroots environmental heroes around the world are working tirelessly on the frontlines to safeguard their land, water, and resources. From organizing a community to dismantle illegal palm oil plantations in Indonesia, to standing up to one of the world’s largest mining corporations in Peru, their work is the flame that keeps the grassroots environmental movement ignited. However, […]

Meet Three Water Defenders Who Give Us Hope

Each April, Aveda and Global Greengrants Fund partner together to support projects in 88 countries worldwide protecting clean water. Since 2007 we’ve been able to: Award 2,017 grants Protect 1,293 lakes, wetlands, and rivers Improve 1,137,428 lives Support 44,066 women engaged in working towards clean water for their communities This kind of impact would not […]

Water for Elephants

According to National Geographic WILD, an adult male elephant can drink up to 55 gallons of water in less than five minutes, and requires between 18 to 26 gallons on a daily basis to survive. So what happens when the natural habitats elephants depend on are disrupted? On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, 45,000 acres […]

How Women Light the Way in Uganda

Around the world, 700 million people live without access to something none of us can live without – water. Aveda and Global Greengrants Fund come together each April for Aveda Earth Month to protect clean water, raising money to support locally-led projects worldwide. As part of Earth Month, Aveda donates 100% of the purchase price […]

Justice for Grassy Narrows

Meet Judy DaSilva – mother, indigenous woman, water defender. Judy is 55 years old, mother to five children, and a resident of Grassy Narrows in Ontario, Canada. She and the other First Nations people have built their way of life around the Wabigoon River, a breathtaking body of water which sweeps through the forested hills […]