News & Resources from Pacific Islands and Australia

Our Future is in their Hands

Jun 30, 2017

By Alex Grossman, Digital Marketing Specialist Imagine a place where every day the sky is grey and overcast. No sun peeking through, no blue tint of any kind – just one uniformly grey cloud hanging heavy over the land below.… Read more

Why Fund Youth Action on Climate in the Pacific Islands

Mar 10, 2017

The Pacific region is home to hundreds of small islands, over 500 languages, and incredible ecological and cultural diversity. Indigenous communities and fragile ecosystems in the region are enormously threatened by the impacts of climate change, industrial logging, palm oil… Read more

Activism around the World: Highlights from January 2017

Jan 19, 2017

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

Promoting Climate Justice Around the World

Jan 5, 2017

Climate change is the biggest environmental and rights threat of our time. But solutions to climate chaos exist on the front lines of the struggle to save our planet. Global Greengrants Fund supports projects to restore forests, resist bad development,… Read more

Update from Vanuatu: Rebuilding After Cyclone Pam

Nov 7, 2016

On March 14, 2015, Cyclone Pam pummeled the small island nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. The worst cyclone on record left thousands of people without shelter, food, or drinkable water. The Red Cross estimated that at least half… Read more

And the 10,000th Grant Is….

Oct 13, 2016

Exciting news! We just made our 10,000th grant. We would not have been able to achieve this milestone without the help of our network of advisors who have eyes and ears on the ground making it possible to find and… Read more

3 Ways Grassroots Environmentalists Are Saving Their Oceans

Aug 4, 2016

Oceans are home to over half of all life on earth. Yet, as oceans are mined, oil drilled, polluted, and overfished the negative impacts to people’s livelihoods and marine ecosystems are increasing. Here are a handful of ways Global Greengrants’… Read more

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

Jun 9, 2016

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

Indigenous People Even the SCORE – Baram Dam Halted

Mar 29, 2016

This week we learned a mega-dam project planned for the Baram River in Borneo has been abandoned. Through a sustained, peaceful protest of the dam, the indigenous population has protected its land from development and destruction. This stand-off began when… Read more

It’s Not Too Late: Protecting Papua New Guinea’s Oceans

Jan 21, 2016

By Julie Dugdale (@julie_dugdale) “The sea was once filled with fish,” the elderly man told a gathering of indigenous community leaders from across Papua New Guinea’s Oro Bay. He was a grandfather from a local village where people depend on… Read more