Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

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    4 Grassroots Wins Amid the Chaos of the 2016 Rio Olympics

    Aug 2, 2016 | No Comments

    Just four days before the 2016 Summer Olympics are to kick off in Rio, injustice and corruption in Brazil seems to have gone from bad to worse to horrendous. Government kickbacks. The systematic eviction of families from the city’s favelas,… Read more

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      Activism around the World: Highlights from July 2016

      Jul 25, 2016 | No Comments

      Each year Global Greengrants Fund makes over 700 grants to environmental activists around the world, helping to support grassroots initiatives to protect the planet and the rights of the people who call these natural places home. We wish we could… Read more

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        Success in Guatemala: Supreme Court Suspends License for El Tambor Gold Mine

        Jul 21, 2016 | No Comments

        Have you ever felt so strongly about something that you were willing to stay up day and night indefinitely to make your dream a reality? The people who live in La Puya, Guatemala know all about that kind of perseverance,… Read more

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          Indigenous People Tried to Turn the Tables and Save Lake Poopó

          Jul 19, 2016 | One Comment

          Fishing boats used to abound on Lake Poopó in Bolivia’s dry altiplano. The lake was the lifeblood for the Uru-Murato indigenous people, who survived off the lake’s abundant fish and flamingo populations. But years of rising temperatures, poorly planned irrigation… Read more

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            What Is the Future of Climate Philanthropy After Paris?

            Jul 12, 2016 | One Comment

            Climate change is arguably the most critical and far-reaching issue facing humanity and our planet. But you might not know it by looking at how much foundations on the whole spend to address it. Across the United States, United Kingdom,… Read more

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              Tune In: What to Add to Your Summer Reading List

              Jul 5, 2016 | No Comments

              As an organization that works to fund environmental defenders from around the world on some of the most pressing issues of our time, it’s no surprise that our staff are passionate individuals who often continue to read up on relevant… Read more

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                2015 Global Survey of Grassroots Grant Recipients

                Jun 27, 2016 | No Comments

                Global Greengrants Fund has been breaking new ground in environmental grantmaking for more than 20 years. We buck traditional philanthropic models by giving local people in non-industrialized countries the power to decide which projects to back—and how to use our… Read more

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                  5 Questions for “Not Without Us” Filmmaker Mark Decena

                  Jun 26, 2016 | No Comments

                  Grassroots activists from all over the world gathered in Paris last December for the 21st U.N. climate talks. By the end of COP21, almost 200 countries signed an agreement aimed at stopping catastrophic climate change. Global Greengrants was on the… Read more

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                    Activism Around the World: Highlights from June 2016

                    Jun 23, 2016 | No Comments

                    Each year Global Greengrants Fund makes over 700 grants to environmental activists around the world, helping to support grassroots initiatives to protect the planet and the rights of the people who call these natural places home. We wish we could… Read more

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                      Ecological Truth Telling: An Interview with Rainforest Action Network founder, Randy Hayes

                      Jun 16, 2016 | No Comments

                      Randy Hayes founded Rainforest Action Network in 1985 and has a long history advocating for the rights of people living in our planets’ most threatened environments. We sat down with Randy for a lively and wide-ranging conversation about the genesis… Read more