News & Resources from Pacific Islands and Australia

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

You’re invited: Meet “Mama” Aleta Baun in Chicago

Nov 4, 2015

“People see the victories but they don’t see the roots.  We directly touch the soil.  We are like the grass that you step on.  But we need protection and support even at the lowest level, because we protect the biggest… Read more

Global Greengrants adds advisors in India and Pacific Islands

Sep 25, 2015

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