Tag: Climate Justice

Weaving Struggles for Life and the Earth in Colombia

Words by Majandra Rodriguez Acha and the TierrActiva Colombia team with special input from Jorge Jimenez Castro. In 2017, TierrActiva Latin America received a $7,500 grant to organize a climate justice gathering in Machetá, Colombia as the first official activity of the network. Over three days, the group welcomed 80 youth climate leaders of various […]

From Utopia to Eviction: The Zadists of Western France

How has one anarchist commune protected thousands of acres of land in France from environmental destruction? In 1965, the French government developed a plan to build a second airport in Notre-Dame-Des-Landes to serve the population of Western France. While the second, larger airport would encourage economic growth, the construction would also ultimately destroy 1,650 hectares […]

61 Heroes Who Make Our World a Better Place

Every single day, grassroots environmental heroes around the world are working tirelessly on the frontlines to safeguard their land, water, and resources. From organizing a community to dismantle illegal palm oil plantations in Indonesia, to standing up to one of the world’s largest mining corporations in Peru, their work is the flame that keeps the grassroots environmental movement ignited. However, […]

VICTORY: Brazil Ends Mega-Dam Building Policy

On January 2nd, the Brazilian Government announced the end of its decades-old mega-dam building policy. The move was a major – albeit surprising – win for indigenous and environmental groups across the Amazon Basin, who have been fighting tirelessly against mega-dam construction since the 1960’s. Global Greengrants Fund and our network of grantees has good […]

25 Years: From Then Until Now

The year was 1993, and Burma was in chaos. A young man carried an envelope filled with cash across the war-torn border between Burma and Thailand. He was delivering Global Greengrants Fund’s first-ever grant. The recipient? Green November 32, at the time Burma’s only environmental and human rights organization. The cash in that envelope produced […]