The Challenge

Governments and corporations around the world support mining operations, oil development, hydroelectric dams, and other large-scale projects that threaten the environment, access to clean water, and land treasured by local people.

Policies of resource extraction, land grabbing, and privatization have put basic human rights to life-giving resources at great risk and led to unprecedented deforestation, loss of fresh water, and the displacement of countless communities.  

Our Solutions

By awarding resources directly to local groups, we help activists resist harmful development projects, seek legal support, and increase awareness of the threats these projects pose. Because when indigenous and local communities have a say in the health of their food, water, and resources, they are powerful forces for change.