Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

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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

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              Global Greengrants Welcomes Summer Interns

              Jun 14, 2016 | No Comments

              Each year, our office processes 700 grants that go to grantees around the globe. This task is made possible by the great team and staff we have here in Boulder. We’re thrilled to introduce five interns who are joining us… Read more

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                Community Resilience in the Pacific Islands: The View from the Ground

                Jun 9, 2016 | No Comments

                By Kristall Laursen, Global Giving Network Manager I am from a small town in Iowa. I wasn’t born there, and I don’t live there now—but my tiny town of 700 people will always play a big role in influencing the… Read more

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                  Join us for the Boulder Premiere of “Not Without Us”

                  Jun 7, 2016 | No Comments

                  What will it take to stop climate change? On Thursday June 23, we’ll be hosting the local Boulder, Colorado premiere of Not Without Us. Made by the same team that brought us the acclaimed Colorado River documentary Watershed, this action-packed… Read more

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                    Women Deliver: Incorporating Women and Climate into the Conversation

                    Jun 3, 2016 | No Comments

                    By Ursula Miniszewski, Program Officer, Gender and Environment In late May, Global Greengrants Fund, the International Network of Women’s Funds, and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) joined forces at the enormous Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen. Our goal:… Read more

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                      Activism Around the World: Highlights from May 2016

                      May 24, 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