Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

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    To the Green Climate Fund: “Grassroots women need more resources”

    Oct 17, 2014 | No Comments

    The co-hosts of the Summit on Women and Climate call on the Green Climate Fund to take action and extend support to women-led solutions to climate change in advance of COP 21.

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      A climate defense that actually works

      Sep 23, 2014 | No Comments

      I am writing this note from New York. I wish you could be here to feel the charge of energy. An estimated 400,000 people flooded the streets on Sunday morning to demand bold action on the climate crisis. Here’s how I believe we should deal with climate change.

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        3 Awakenings From the 2014 Summit on Women & Climate

        Aug 20, 2014 | No Comments

        What happens when 100 people from 37 countries gather to talk about women-led solutions to climate change? An unexpected rethinking of what it means to be resilient. Maxine Burkett, Global Greengrants board member and climate change policy and law expert, shares three impressions from the Summit on Women & Climate.

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          Voices from Nepal: Promoting Women’s Climate Leadership

          Aug 3, 2014 | One Comment

          When nature is out of balance, everything Nepali women need to survive is at risk. Sadhana Shrestha, executive director of Tewa in Nepal, tells how this women’s fund is addressing this issue and supporting women in the face of climate change.

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            Inside Chile’s “Patagonia Sin Represas” movement

            Jul 28, 2014 | No Comments

            Chilean environmentalists celebrate the country’s biggest environmental victory: “We always tried to maintain a positive ethical campaign that really showed alternatives. We didn’t say ‘no to dams.’ We said, ‘We want a Patagonia without dams.’ Read our Q&A with grantee in Chile, Peter Hartmann.

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              Defeating HidroAysén – Chile’s biggest environmental victory ever

              Jul 28, 2014 | One Comment

              This is the story of how a grassroots movement defeated the $8 billion HidroAysén dam project, and led to Chile’s biggest ever environmental win. Terry Odendahl writes about this incredible victory and Global Greengrants role.

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                4 Takeaways On How Women Are Using Grassroots Environmental Grants

                Jul 22, 2014 | One Comment

                In preparing for this Summit, Allison Davis, Global Greengrants’ Deputy Director of Programs, has learned a great deal about how our grants support women’s groups and interests all over the world. Here are four themes that have risen to the top.

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                  Women & Climate: 9 Great Articles & Resources

                  Jul 21, 2014 | No Comments

                  Use these articles and resources to understand the link between gender equality and climate change, and the importance of supporting grassroots women’s voices and leadership.

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                    Mama Aleta: one woman’s struggle to save Indonesia’s forests from mining

                    Jul 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

                    The riches hidden within Timor Island’s lush rainforests are extraordinary and problematic. Timor’s indigenous people consider the soil, water, stone, and trees their own bodies. But these fertile mountains are also rich in oil, gas, gold, and marble. This is the story of one woman leading a fight to save her people’s sacred lands.

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                      Sowing the seeds of grassroots change in Mexico

                      Jun 24, 2014 | No Comments

                      Why should environmental and women’s rights funders join forces to support grassroots change? Artemisa Castro Félix of the Fund for Solidarity in Action (FASOL) explains.

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