Category: Successes

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 […]

VICTORY: Brazil Ends Mega-Dam Building Policy

On January 2nd, the Brazilian Government announced the end of its decades-old mega-dam building policy. The move was a major – albeit surprising – win for indigenous and environmental groups across the Amazon Basin, who have been fighting tirelessly against mega-dam construction since the 1960’s. Global Greengrants Fund and our network of grantees has good […]

25 Years: From Then Until Now

The year was 1993, and Burma was in chaos. A young man carried an envelope filled with cash across the war-torn border between Burma and Thailand. He was delivering Global Greengrants Fund’s first-ever grant. The recipient? Green November 32, at the time Burma’s only environmental and human rights organization. The cash in that envelope produced […]

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 […]