$2,500 to support an Amazonian Women’s Congress and March for International Women’s Day, providing an opportunity to refine strategies for protection of Indigenous territories and to prioritize sustainable alternatives to meet local needs in alignment with the vision of Indigenous women leaders who are steadfast in their demands for no industrial extraction within their territories.
$2,500 to support a mobilization to Quito by communities impacted by large-scale mines in Ecuador in an effort to revoke illegally granted concessions with primary participation coming from the Intag area in the northwest of the country which is home to a biologically diverse and unique cloud forest ecosystem and where communities have stopped two previous attempts by multinational mining companies to develop a major open-pit copper mine and are currently fighting to do so again.
$2,500 to support rural community efforts in Minnesota to stop a new tar sands pipeline from Enbridge, Inc. that would traverse over 1,000 miles from Hardisty, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin, transporting an average of 760,000 barrels of crude oil from the Alberta tar sands each day, as well as pressuring Enbridge to decommission an existing pipeline it plans to abandon and to remediate the soil and water contamination left behind.
$1,500 to support a project to install solar panels in 3 sites on the land of local landowners opposed to TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline that will be connected to Nebraska’s power grid, generating clean, renewable energy for the state — as opposed to a risky pipeline that would provide little benefit to Nebraskans and threaten farms and ranches and put at risk the critical Ogallala Aquifer and sacred Indigenous sites like the Ponca Trail of Tears.
$2,500 to support community organizing and a finance campaign seeking to secure the cancellation of a proposed fracked-gas power plant in Burrillville, RI, building on a strong local and regional movement against the fracked-gas industry and major pipeline expansion plans in the Northeast.
$1,500 to support in coordination with Amazon Watch a delegation of Indigenous youth and leaders from the Kichwa territory of Sarayaku from the Ecuadorian Amazon to participate in the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties 23rd convening (COP23) in Bonn, Germany to advocate for the protection of their ancestral territories and keeping oil in the ground in the Amazon.
$3,000 to support a grassroots campaign to protect ancestral Eyak homelands in Alaska, through efforts to stop the proposed Shepard Point deep water port and road, which would bring a cascade effect of development threats to the Copper River Delta, Prince William Sound, old growth forests and vital wild salmon habitat.
$2,500 to support the Indigenous-led L’eau Est La Vie camp that will host trainings and workshops for partners to protect water and local ways of life from the Bayou Bridge pipeline, which would destroy over 600 wetland acres and disrupt some 700 water bodies, including the freshwater marshland of the Houma Nation and the fragile Atchafalaya Basin ecosystem.
$1,500 to support frontline community member participation in GAIA’s first U.S.-Canada Regional Meeting in over ten years to help determine the best strategies and pathways forward to advance environmental justice outcomes with the advent of a new administration intent upon rolling back environmental regulations. GAIA member organizations have been very successful in preventing or decommissioning large point sources of greenhouse gas emissions – over 30 incinerators have been either closed or blocked at the proposal stage in the U.S. and Canada from 2012 to 2016 due to the actions of the GAIA network.
$2,500 to support the Two Rivers Camp and campaign seeking to prevent the completion of the Trans Pecos Pipeline (TPPL), a project of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the same company that owns the Dakota Access Pipeline, that would carry fracked gas through West Texas impacting a number of Native communities and go under the Rio Grande River and ecologically sensitive Chihuahuan Desert to export facilities in Mexico.