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    Frontline Action Key to COP 21 Success

    Nov 24, 2015 | No Comments

    Tibetans for Climate Action

    By Terry Odendahl for Rachel’s Network

    An environmental turning point has occurred in the United States: Shell pulled out of the Arctic, President Obama stopped the Keystone XL pipeline, and Hillary Clinton announced her opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership. Why has this turning point occurred? People forced it.

    The official Conference of Parties meetings on climate change generally don’t include the marginalized voices our organization funds. That’s why, during the climate talks in early December, I expect to see the real momentum to address climate change coming from people taking action in Paris and around the globe.

    Read my full post on the Rachel’s Network blog >>

    We all have our own reasons to fight climate change. Find yours and take a stand.
    Watch and be inspired by front line #YouthOnClimate in Kenya, Ecuador, and the Philippines >>

    Photo: Annette Bernhardt / CC BY-SA 2.0

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      Kumi Naidoo and Kimberly Hult Join Global Greengrants Fund Board of Directors

      Nov 19, 2015 | No Comments

      For Immediate Release Contact: Katy Neusteter, Director of Communications, +1-303-939-9866 (BOULDER, Colo.) – November 19, 2015 – Global Greengrants Fund, the leading international organization supporting grassroots groups globally, is excited to welcome Kumi Naidoo and Kimberly Hult to its Board… Read more

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        5 ways to stay up to date on the Paris climate talks

        Nov 18, 2015 | No Comments

        Want to stay on top of climate news during COP21? Here are five news sources we read for daily dispatches, photos, and updates from the climate movement. Climate Home: This website offers a digest of reports, analysis, and commentary on… Read more

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          Global Greengrants Schedule of Events at COP21 in Paris

          Nov 18, 2015 | No Comments

          Now more than ever that we must stand in solidarity with peoples around the world who stare climate change and injustice in the face every day. Please join us to amplify their voices in Paris. Check back frequently for updates… Read more

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            Farmers of the future: why mentoring youth and girls is key to strengthening India’s food security

            Nov 11, 2015 | One Comment

            Words and photos by Rucha Chitnis Researchers predict that in a decade or so, India’s population will surpass that of China. Meanwhile, according to this report, India is also losing 2,000 farmers every day to climate change, farmer suicides, and… Read more

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              They didn’t die in vain – Ken Saro-Wiwa and Nigeria’s Ogoni 8

              Nov 10, 2015 | No Comments

              By Nnimmo Bassey, Global Greengrants Fund Board Chair and Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation On the 10th of November 1995, twenty years ago today, Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa and eight Ogoni patriots were hanged by the military dictatorship of… Read more

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                Women Leading Local Climate Solutions

                Nov 5, 2015 | 2 Comments

                  You are invited to attend a special reception during the Paris climate talks… Join us and hear how courageous climate leader and Goldman Environmental Prize recipient “Mama” Aleta Baun is winning the fight against deforestation and illegal mining in… Read more

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                  You’re invited: Meet “Mama” Aleta Baun in Chicago

                  Nov 4, 2015 | No Comments

                  “People see the victories but they don’t see the roots.  We directly touch the soil.  We are like the grass that you step on.  But we need protection and support even at the lowest level, because we protect the biggest… Read more

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                    Young people hold the key to mobilizing climate action

                    Nov 2, 2015 | No Comments

                    By Terry Odendahl As I look toward our planet’s future, I reflect on numerous examples from our past, in which young generations not only helped lead, but also provided the main spark that forced older decision-makers to push through change.… Read more

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                      Justice for the victims of Guatemala’s Chixoy Dam massacre

                      Oct 28, 2015 | No Comments

                      By Gary Wockner After decades of work and struggle—and with support from Global Greengrants Fund and other international nonprofits—the villagers near the Chixoy Dam have finally received partial reparations for their loss. On October 15, 2015, the Guatemalan government handed… Read more