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Jian Yi quoted in China Dialogue article

Jian Yi, filmmaker and founder of Good Food Academy , was quoted in an article in China Dialogue called, “A less meaty Year of the Pig?

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Recent News

2019 Food Forward Forum

Brighter Green is pleased to welcome our colleagues at the Good Food Fund (GFF) in Beijing who are organizing the first Food Forward Forum in the northeast during the first two weeks of February for the Chinese (or lunar) New Year. (more…)

February 1, 2019
Brighter Green Colleagues Quoted in HuffPost Article About Fast Food in China

Executive Director Mia MacDonald was quoted in an article in HuffPost, alongside our colleagues Judy Bankman and Cecilia Zhou, called, “How America’s Junk Food Problem Made Its Way To China.” (more…)

January 23, 2019
Mia MacDonald and Gene Baur Write Op-Ed on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

Executive Director, Mia MacDonald, along with Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary, have written a fourth op-ed together called “The Green New Deal could be our only hope: In praise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s vision” in the Daily News. (more…)

January 18, 2019

Brighter Green at COP24

Brighter Green will be at this year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24 for short). It’s taking place from December 3-14, 2018 in Katowice, Poland. Learn More

Recent Events

Affiliate Event – Global Climate Action Summit

Brighter Green will be at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco from September 12-14th. Beforehand, on the 11th, we will be hosting an Affiliate Event. Learn More

September 5, 2018
Mia MacDonald Speaks at Canadian Association for Food Studies

The Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) hosted a 3-day conference from March 27-29. Executive Director, Mia MacDonald, joined remotely to speak on the Pedagogy Panel. This roundtable included Steffanie Scott (U of Waterloo) as the session chair, Andrea Moraes (Ryerson University), Irena Knezevic (Carleton University), and Wanda Martin (U of Saskatchewan). The panelists spoke about their experiences with teaching about food system issues, especially in online settings. Mia touched on her experience with teaching The World on Your Plate: Food, Equity, and Sustainability at the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability at Columbia University, which she will be teaching again this fall.

May 30, 2018

Our Mission

Brighter Green is a public policy action tank that works to raise awareness of and encourage policy action on issues that span the environment, animals, and sustainability. Based in New York, Brighter Green works in the U.S. and internationally with a focus on the countries of the global South and a strong commitment to ensuring and expanding equity and rights.

On its own and in partnership with other organizations and individuals, Brighter Green generates and incubates research and project initiatives that are both visionary and practical. It produces publications, websites, documentary films, and programs to illuminate public debate among policy-makers, activists, communities, influential leaders, and the media, with the goal of social transformation at local and international levels.

The Asia Program

Linking activists and organizations from across Asia and other parts of the world, the Asia Program focuses on the development of sustainable food systems through knowledge exchange and public education. Our work focuses on China, but we are expanding to countries across the continent. We have produced documentaries, published policy papers, organized speaking tours, and hosted conferences to foster critical, collaborative engagement on climate change and food systems across Asia.

Global Factory Farming

Intensive animal agriculture constitutes one of the greatest contributors to climate change. In an effort to expand awareness of the negative effects of factory farming, Brighter Green has produced policy papers, briefs, and short documentary videos that examine the globalization of factory farming through the lens of climate change, with a focus on the Global South.

International Climate Advocacy

Brighter Green collaborates with organizations from all over the world to bring attention to climate change and sustainable development. Through our International Climate Advocacy program, we empower individuals and groups to work together to resist deforestation, cope with erratic rainfall, and foster adaptation and resilience to climate change by creating paths to sustainable development.

Vegan America Project

Combining writing, presentation, and research, the Vegan America Project uses veganism as a lens through which to examine complex issues related to climate change. This project focuses on food security, animal welfare, and social transformation, and considers how the United States might reimagine food systems in the Anthropocene.