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    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

    Hope, a fitting name for an extraordinary woman

    Aug 10, 2015

    By Kristall Laursen, Global Giving Network Manager Growing up poor in the Philippines, Hope Hervilla took a job on a banana plantation when she was a young girl. She made a mere $2 a day. It was backbreaking labor, but… Read more

    Aftermath of Cyclone Pam: report from Vanuatu

    Mar 31, 2015

    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

    We can’t hold back the sea: a woman’s story of climate survival

    Mar 17, 2015

    Ursula Rakova's island is disappearing into the sea. How will her community survive in the face of climate change? This is their story. Read more

    Restoring fresh water and people’s health in Micronesia

    Jan 28, 2015

    Photo: Stefan Krasowski / CC BY 2.0 A thick blanket of rainforest covers the Micronesian island of Pohnpei. Waterfalls pour over black basalt mountains. Though rivers seem plentiful, waterborne diseases have plagued people in the village of Kepirohi in southern… Read more

    Congratulations, Global Greengrants grantees!

    Apr 28, 2014

    The 2014 Goldman Environmental Prizewinners have just been announced. Five out of five of the winners from outside the United States are current or former Global Greengrants grantees. Read about their work and be inspired... Read more

    Update: From Protecting Marine Turtles to Creating Healthier Communities

    Feb 14, 2012

    This local organization's work extends beyond the benefits of environmental protection; they are empowering indigenous populations to create healthier communities. Read more