Category: Spotlights

Taking on Asbestos in Chile

Pizarreño is a very well-known roofing company in the cultural history of Chile. Similarly to how tissues are colloquially referred to as “Kleenex” in the United States, in Chile, roofs are referred to as “Pizarreños.” What’s less well known? The impact the company has had on the health and lives of many Chileans. Meet Adrian, […]

A Look Back at 2017: 5 Wins from the Grassroots

2017 has been a challenging year for the environment and human rights. Complete with a seemingly unending series of natural disasters, and a record number of murders of environmental defenders, it’s safe to say that the year has not been without obstacle. Worldwide the urgency of the climate crisis became more apparent as international efforts […]

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 […]