Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

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    Global Greengrants welcomes new staff

    Jul 28, 2015 | No Comments

    Every year, more than 700 grants are processed in our Boulder, Colorado, office and sent or wired to grant recipients around the globe. We are happy to welcome these new members to the Global Greengrants team! Jenna Daucunas, Development Administrative… Read more

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      The power of unity: lessons from the Biennial of the Americas

      Jul 27, 2015 | One Comment

      By Nicole Schmitt, Grants Administrator Imagine if cities around the world united to address systemic social justice and environmental problems. On July 17, I attended a panel discussion at the Biennial of the Americas—a festival to celebrate ideas, culture, art,… Read more

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        Communities rise against toxic polluters in South Africa’s Vaal Triangle

        Jul 27, 2015 | No Comments

        Black communities affected by environmental toxins fight back against the corporations damaging their children's health. Read more

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          Lessons from LGBTQ marriage equality

          Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments

          Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the United States. Those first moments after I heard the news felt golden, giddy, like everything was coming together. It was an oasis; a mini-vacation from worrying about the state of Things. Read more

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            VOA profiles Winnie Asiti

            Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments

            Photo by Juan Soriano Winnie Asiti, our Next Generation Climate Board advisor in Kenya, is profiled in VOA (Voice of America): “A young Kenyan activist is part of a fast-moving low cost-movement that is tackling the impact of global warming… Read more

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              First Solar partners with Global Greengrants for clean water and energy

              Apr 30, 2015 | 3 Comments

              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 Announcing a unique clean energy and water partnership Global Greengrants and First Solar give grants to community-led environmental projects (BOULDER, Colo) – April 22, 2015 – In honor of Earth Day, Global Greengrants Fund announces its partnership… Read more

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                7 groups in Nepal to support with earthquake relief donations

                Apr 29, 2015 | One Comment

                It is with profound sadness that the Global Greengrants Fund family has watched the destruction in Nepal following the most powerful earthquake to hit the country in 80 years. Our hearts go out to our grantees, friends, colleagues, and allies… Read more

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                  Berta Cáceres wins the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize

                  Apr 22, 2015 | No Comments

                  We are thrilled to congratulate Global Greengrants grantee Berta Cáceres on winning the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize. She and the five other grassroots environmental leaders accepted the prize this week for their brave dedication to protecting vulnerable people and ecosystems.… Read more

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                    Living Aveda: an Indian excursion for clean water

                    Apr 14, 2015 | No Comments

                    Two girls fetch water for their families on the hilly road outside of Rishikesh.Photo: Kim Roberson Last year, Kim Jessen Roberson, Global Greengrants’ Director of Philanthropy traveled with 13 Aveda stylists, salon owners, and spa therapists to the foothills of… Read more

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                      Aftermath of Cyclone Pam: report from Vanuatu

                      Mar 31, 2015 | No Comments

                      Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu three weeks ago…and destroyed entire villages on the island of Erromango. About 10,000 people live on Erromango, the third largest island in Vanuatu. Because it is so sparsely populated, it is not high on the radar… Read more