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    Planting Hope in Brazil’s Countryside

    Feb 3, 2016 | No Comments

    Women weavers in Brazil CASA

    Socio-Environmental Fund-CASA, Global Greengrants’ sister organization and grantmaking arm in Brazil, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. It has supported environmental causes throughout Brazil, ranging from indigenous rights to forest protection. To honor this moment, CASA is sharing 10 of its favorite and most impactful stories. Check out this one:

    Young people in rural communities often face a tough choice: leave home to find work in the city or stay with no prospects of bettering their life. But, Terra Viva Network in Brazil saw a third choice: creating sustainable industries in the countryside. With support from Global Greengrants and CASA, this community group is building on traditional knowledge and farming. Now local people sell goods, from coffee to produce to baskets, in cities. Communities are finding hope, and a brighter future is in reach.

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      The Failures of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and How Philanthropy Can Fix Them

      Jan 25, 2016 | No Comments

      By Terry Odendahl I spent 10 days in Paris at COP21 helping organize, participate in, and lead events and demonstrations. The final climate agreement, supported by more than 190 signatory countries, is an important milestone. But it’s also something like… Read more

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        It’s Not Too Late: Protecting Papua New Guinea’s Oceans

        Jan 21, 2016 | No Comments

        By Julie Dugdale (@julie_dugdale) “The sea was once filled with fish,” the elderly man told a gathering of indigenous community leaders from across Papua New Guinea’s Oro Bay. He was a grandfather from a local village where people depend on… Read more

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          Droughts, Dams, and Development: East Africa Adapts to a Changing World

          Jan 5, 2016 | No Comments

          Interview by Ali Shlom How do villagers protect their livelihoods and communities when the land they have relied on for decades gets stripped away? That’s exactly what Justine Reed, Global Greengrants’ Vice President and Executive Director of Global Greengrants Fund… Read more

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            15 Powerful Photos From COP21

            Dec 18, 2015 | No Comments

            On December 12, negotiators from nearly 200 countries inked an agreement to limit global temperature rise to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Whether you believe the deal is groundbreaking or lacking, the energy in Paris among civil… Read more

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              COP21 Agreed To A Climate-Changed World

              Dec 14, 2015 | One Comment

              By Nnimmo Bassey (@NnimmoB), Global Greengrants Fund Board Chair and Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation The Paris climate talks have come and gone, and like most other COPs before it, the response has been varied. Some have applauded… Read more

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                10 Top Grassroots Environmental Stories of 2015

                Dec 2, 2015 | No Comments

                People in communities around the world won national victories, gained critical ground in David and Goliath struggles, and successfully protected local environments and rights this year. Here is some of what they achieved—and what you helped make possible in 2015.… Read more

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                  Frontline Action Key to COP 21 Success

                  Nov 24, 2015 | No Comments

                  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.… Read more

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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