Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

Berta, Presente! How We Support Environmental Activists On the Frontlines

Feb 28, 2017 | No Comments

A year ago, our dear friend and grantee Berta Cáceres was gunned down in her home. Her crime? Defending Honduran indigenous people’s basic human rights to clean water. We honor Berta, not just for her sacrifice, but for her courage,… Read more

Activism Around the World: Highlights from February 2017

Feb 23, 2017 | No Comments

Each year Global Greengrants Fund makes over 800 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

Global Greengrants Fund Called World’s Fourth Top Human Rights Funder in New Report

Feb 21, 2017 | No Comments

What comes to mind when you think of human rights? The right to life? Freedom? Fairness? By definition human rights belong to every person and include basic rights to air, water, and life, regardless of which country a person calls… Read more

Grassy Narrows Celebrates Canadian Government’s Commitment to Mercury Cleanup

Feb 14, 2017 | No Comments

On February 13, 2017, the government in Ontario, Canada announced that it is completely committed to identifying mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows and cleaning up the toxins, a big step for the local Canadian First Nations people who have been… Read more

From Durban to Denver: Acting Together for Environmental Justice

Feb 2, 2017 | No Comments

By Courtney Banayad, Deputy Director of Partnerships In September 2016, I traveled to Durban, South Africa to join grantmaking advisors working with Global Greengrants Fund around the world for several days of conversations about climate change, fossil fuels, the safety… Read more

Power to the People: How Grants Support the Struggle of Indigenous Land Rights Defenders

Jan 26, 2017 | No Comments

By Tiffany Fourment, Volunteer, Global Greengrants Fund/UK & Europe In a time when profit often prevails over people, indigenous communities all over the world are engaged in struggles to protect and defend their cultures, livelihoods and land. It is estimated… Read more

Three Ways to Act Today on Women and Climate

Jan 23, 2017 | No Comments

By Ursula Miniszeskski, Program and Development Officer, Gender and the Environment “I started planting trees and found myself in the forefront of fighting for the restoration of democracy in my country.” – Wangari Maathai On Saturday, January 21st Global Greengrants… Read more

Activism around the World: Highlights from January 2017

Jan 19, 2017 | 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

Taking on ExxonMobil Around the World

Jan 11, 2017 | One Comment

As former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson has his confirmation hearing today for Secretary of State, we want to spotlight some local groups Global Greengrants Fund has supported that are dealing with the company’s global mess of spills, the resulting health… Read more

Clean Energy Solutions: Solar-Powered Transportation Through the Amazon Rainforest

Jan 10, 2017 | No Comments

Photos: KARA Solar Traditionally, the Achuar people in Ecuador were semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, traveling by foot or by canoe. Since missionaries arrived in their territory 50 years ago, the lives of the Achuar have changed dramatically- moving into settled communities with… Read more