Category: Successes

Iron, Sand, and the Sweet Taste of Victory

Off the beaten path, but just three hours from Santiago, lies the region of Maule, Chile – a place of incomparable natural beauty. Near the town of Putú, there are breathtaking sand dunes and wetlands, natural spaces that often end up on the itineraries of visiting tourists. But what you don’t find in the visitors […]

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 […]

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 […]

Youth Action to Break Free from Fossil Fuels

In 2016 thousands of people around the world took to the streets in what has been called the largest-ever global protest against fossil fuels. For two weeks, environmental groups in the United States, the UK, Australia, South Africa, and Indonesia staged a series of actions, called “Break Free”, calling for renewable energy alternatives and a […]

Recycled Bottles, Go Pro Cameras, and Coral Reef Restoration in Kalapaun, Malaysia

It’s no secret that coral reefs around the world are at risk due to the impacts of rising seas, climate change, and human-caused impacts, such as overfishing. Today, an estimated 25 percent of coral reefs around the world have already disappeared, and two-thirds are at risk. In Southeast Asia, home to the most biodiverse reefs […]