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    Majandra Rodriguez Acha on the Power of Youth and Women in Achieving a Sustainable Future

    Aug 16, 2016

    Majandra Rodriguez Acha is one of six advisors to our Next Generation Climate Board, a group of twenty something climate leaders that recommend grants to youth-led climate initiatives all around the world. Majandra, native to Peru, is also a Global… Read more

    4 Grassroots Wins Amid the Chaos of the 2016 Rio Olympics

    Aug 2, 2016

    Just four days before the 2016 Summer Olympics are to kick off in Rio, injustice and corruption in Brazil seems to have gone from bad to worse to horrendous. Government kickbacks. The systematic eviction of families from the city’s favelas,… Read more

    Indigenous People Tried to Turn the Tables and Save Lake Poopó

    Jul 19, 2016

    Fishing boats used to abound on Lake Poopó in Bolivia’s dry altiplano. The lake was the lifeblood for the Uru-Murato indigenous people, who survived off the lake’s abundant fish and flamingo populations. But years of rising temperatures, poorly planned irrigation… Read more

    Activism Around the World: Highlights from June 2016

    Jun 23, 2016

    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

    Ecological Truth Telling: An Interview with Rainforest Action Network founder, Randy Hayes

    Jun 16, 2016

    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

    Brazil Stalls Mega-Dam Out of Concern for Indigenous Communities

    May 12, 2016

      UPDATE: The Brazilian Government cancelled the license for the dam on August 4, 2016. Read more here.  Indigenous allies in the Amazon celebrated an incremental victory last month as Brazil suspended plans to build the country’s second largest mega… Read more

    How to Challenge Large-Scale Mining in Latin America

    Apr 28, 2016

    In true David vs. Goliath style, Máxima Acuña, a 47 year-old Peruvian subsistence farmer and mother of four, stood up to Newmont Mining Corporation, owner of some of the world’s largest and most lucrative gold mines.  Máxima refused to sell… Read more

    Celebrating the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prizewinners

    Apr 18, 2016

    Congratulations to the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prizewinners for their truly visionary grassroots environmental leadership! We are especially thrilled to acknowledge Edward Loure and Máxima Acuna, members of grassroots groups Global Greengrants has supported in the past. We honor them and… Read more

    Inside the Struggle for Ecuador’s Cordillera del Condor

    Mar 10, 2016

    Words and photos by Beth Wald In a little-known corner of southeast Ecuador lies a low range of cloud-cloaked mountains called the Cordillera del Condor. Steep, forested slopes and clean-running rivers support a dizzying array of bird, plant, animal, and… Read more

    Planting Hope in Brazil’s Countryside

    Feb 3, 2016

    Socio-Environmental Fund-CASA, Global Greengrants’ sister organization and grantmaking arm in Brazil, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. It has supported environmental causes throughout Brazil, ranging from indigenous rights to forest protection. To honor this moment, CASA is sharing 10 of… Read more