News & Resources from South America

Activism around the World: Highlights from August 2017

Aug 16, 2017

Each year Global Greengrants Fund makes over 800 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. Here are three exciting… Read more

A Different Kind of Success: Taking on the Belo Monte Dam

Aug 10, 2017

  By Maha Amaral, CASA Fund The Brazilian dam of Belo Monte is well known worldwide, mostly for its controversial environmental impacts and the ongoing efforts of indigenous communities to resist the project. Here’s a look at the indigenous struggle… Read more

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

From the Frontlines: Improving Access to Water in Locuto, Peru

Apr 12, 2017

How are communal ownership and renewable energy combined to improve access to water? A community in Locuto, Peru seems to have found the recipe for success. The province of Locuto is located in the heart of Peru’s dry forest region,… Read more

Activism around the World: Highlights from March 2017

Mar 23, 2017

Each year Global Greengrants Fund makes over 800 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

4 Female Environmental Defenders Who Inspire Us

Mar 7, 2017

On International Women’s Day we celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Here at Global Greengrants Fund, over half of our grantmaking dollars help… Read more

Power to the People: How Grants Support the Struggle of Indigenous Land Rights Defenders

Jan 26, 2017

By Tiffany Fourment, Volunteer, Global Greengrants Fund/UK & Europe In a time when profit often prevails over people, indigenous communities all over the world are engaged in struggles to protect and defend their cultures, livelihoods and land. It is estimated… 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

Clean Energy Solutions: Solar-Powered Transportation Through the Amazon Rainforest

Jan 10, 2017

Photos: KARA Solar Traditionally, the Achuar people in Ecuador were semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, traveling by foot or by canoe. Since missionaries arrived in their territory 50 years ago, the lives of the Achuar have changed dramatically- moving into settled communities with… Read more

4 Grassroots Environmental Wins of 2016 – and 1 Miss

Dec 12, 2016

2016 was a big year for those standing up for the environment and human rights. Major victories were achieved, providing cause for celebration. There were also devastating failures, giving even more urgency to our efforts to protect the environment and… Read more