Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

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    Suryamani Bhagat Was Supposed To Be A Teacher in India…

    Mar 7, 2016 | No Comments

    But after earning a degree in Sanskrit, Suryamani was called to protect the forest near her homeland from destruction and exploitation. At 20, she quit teaching and became a grassroots environmental activist and leader. Suryamani Bhagat joins a long line… Read more

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      Public Letter to President Hernandez of Honduras

      Mar 7, 2016 | One Comment

      Dear President Juan Orlando Hernández, We, a group of 50+ international organisations, write to express our shock and concern over the recent killing of Berta Cáceres, environmental activist and head of the indigenous rights group COPINH. As you will know,… Read more

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        Environmental Leader Berta Cáceres Assassinated in Honduras

        Mar 3, 2016 | 15 Comments

        For Immediate Release March 3, 2016 Global Greengrants Fund Contact: Katy Neusteter, 303-880-0634, katy@greengrants.org Environmental Leader Berta Cáceres Assassinated in Honduras Global Greengrants mourns grantee and celebrated defender of indigenous and environmental rights, calls on international community to support environmental… Read more

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          Guatemala: Community Resistance and Resilience

          Mar 1, 2016 | No Comments

          By Peter Kostishack In Guatemala communities are fighting against mining companies. From organizing protests to mounting legal battles, groups are working to preserve or restore their environment. These photos tell the story of three fights around Guatemala; fights that we… Read more

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            A Mayan Village Stands Up to Big Oil in Belize

            Feb 26, 2016 | No Comments

            By Gary Wockner (@garywockner) Andres Coy’s face is lined, his skin the color of the muddy Temash River we just crossed. “There’s no money that can fix the river—you can’t buy back the river.” He says it with the authority… Read more

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              Global Greengrants Welcomes New Staff

              Feb 25, 2016 | No Comments

              Every year, more than 700 grants are processed in our Boulder, Colorado, office and sent or wired to grant recipients around the globe. We are happy to welcome these new members to the Global Greengrants team! Carter Anderson, Grants Administrative… Read more

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                The Green Heart of Central Africa

                Feb 23, 2016 | No Comments

                By Julie Dugdale (@julie_dugdale) If you’re like billions of people on the planet, you get up in the morning, go to work to provide for your family, and come home at night with something for dinner. Your picture might be… Read more

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                  South Sudanese Women Find Salvation in Stoves

                  Feb 18, 2016 | No Comments

                  By Julie Dugdale (@julie_dugdale) It sounds like a brutally disturbing nightmare: Alone in a forest miles from home, a teenage girl fights off a man as he tries to rape her. She flees home in terror, hours on foot, afraid… Read more

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                    Protecting Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest

                    Feb 11, 2016 | No Comments

                    Thanks to a landmark conservation deal passed in Canada on February 1, 2016, 9.1 million acres of irreplaceable temperate forest in British Columbia is now protected. To put that in perspective, that’s half the size of Ireland. That’s over twice… Read more

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                      Planting Hope in Brazil’s Countryside

                      Feb 3, 2016 | No Comments

                      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… Read more