News & Resources from South America

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

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

Three Ways our Grantees Are Ensuring Food Security on World Food Day

Oct 13, 2016

World Food Day is on Sunday, October 16, and this year’s theme is “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.” Food security is one of the biggest climate change related issues facing people around the world today. Farmers, fisherfolk,… Read more

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