Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

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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

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        Borneo’s Baram Dam moratorium: victory or election-year stunt?

        Oct 13, 2015 | No Comments

        Over the last few months, the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Adenan Satem, has said that he has issued a “moratorium” on the massive proposed Baram Dam on the Baram River. Sarawak is a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo… Read more

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          350 Colorado and Global Greengrants Kick Off #YouthOnClimate Road To Paris With “Climate Change and Youth Voices”

          Oct 8, 2015 | No Comments

          Boulder, CO, event on Oct. 15th features international and local youth speakers (BOULDER, Colo) – October 8, 2015 – In the lead up to the U.N. climate change talks in Paris, Global Greengrants Fund and are kicking off their… Read more

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            Six grantees win the 2015 Equator Prize

            Sep 28, 2015 | No Comments

            Photo of Mary Robinson and 2014 Equator Prizewinner Alicia Cahuilla Congratulations to this year’s Equator Prize winners! Last week, the United Nations Development Programme announced the 20 outstanding grassroots groups that won the prize for their work to advance sustainable… Read more

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              Global Greengrants adds advisors in India and Pacific Islands

              Sep 25, 2015 | No Comments

              We are pleased to welcome two new members to the worldwide network of experts who recommend small grants to environmental groups. Click here to learn about our advisory boards around the globe. Shweta Narayan, Advisor to the India Advisory Board… Read more

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                Climate Change and Youth Voices

                Sep 17, 2015 | No Comments

                Special event and video screening: How will youth impact the future of climate change? Join renowned global activists for a video screening and conversation about the role young people are taking in the fight against climate chaos. Thursday, October 15,… Read more

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                  Amazon women on the front lines: the Waorani

                  Sep 17, 2015 | No Comments

                  Words and photos by Caroline Bennett Meet the Waorani of the Ecuadorian Amazon. They are fighting for traditional life and championing alternatives to threats to their ancestral territory—one of the wildest, most biodiverse places on the planet. The Waorani have… Read more

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                    Reflections on China’s grassroots environmental movement

                    Sep 15, 2015 | No Comments

                      By Courtney Banayad, Senior Foundation Partnerships Manager Yu Yin, the coordinator of Global Greengrants Fund’s small grants program in China, recently joined me in New York City for a series of meetings with donors on the role of grassroots… Read more

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                      China’s water problem: the grassroots road to accountability

                      Aug 21, 2015 | No Comments

                      By Julie Dugdale Rampant water pollution isn’t breaking news in China. It’s a way of life. The images are no longer shocking: children swimming in garbage-choked lakes; waterways congested by bloated, poisoned fish rotting at the surface; industrial pipes openly… Read more