Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

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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 | 3 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 | 3 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

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                    Behind the struggle for Bolivia’s forests and peoples

                    Oct 26, 2015 | No Comments

                    By Dana Dallavale, Donor Relationship Manager From the Amazon to the Andes, Bolivia’s rich forests and vast high-altitude deserts are home to the highest percentage of indigenous peoples in Latin America. I recently spent a week traveling with our advisor… Read more

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                      Hope for an end to climate chaos lies with people on the front lines

                      Oct 13, 2015 | One Comment

                      Organizations from 16 countries support Nnimmo Bassey’s call to support indigenous people, youth and women on the front lines of climate change. This is a defining moment in the climate crisis. Very soon, negotiators from countries around the world will… Read more