Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

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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 | No Comments

          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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                    The International Network of Women’s Funds takes on climate change

                    Jun 24, 2014 | No Comments

                    “The International Network of Women’s Funds sees a number of relevant intersections with climate issues that could potentially lead to very strategic funding initiatives.” Read more from INWF’s Executive Director, Emelienne de Léon.

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                      Accidental Democracy in Brazil: How the 2014 World Cup Led to an Empowered Citizenry

                      Jun 13, 2014 | No Comments

                      Everyone in Brazil wanted the World Cup—we thought it would leave benefits. But FIFA is like a big, multinational company that comes and sucks away everything. The effect has been devastating, but some good has come of it all, also…

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