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A photo of a field recently cleared of trees for soybean planting in Curuguaty, Paraguay (Photo by Wanqing Zhou, taken in fall 2014).
The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) released the latest edition of their magazine, Forest Cover 55. This issue looks at the effects of global trade in just four key commodities—beef, soy, wood, and palm oil—which, together, are the main drivers of deforestation in the world. (more…)Learn More
Brighter Green has been working with some of our colleagues to put together submissions for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). (more…)April 16, 2018
Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, has demonstrated leadership in “greening” its dining halls. Through a series of progressive dining policies that include significantly increasing the amount of plant-protein served, applying ethical criteria to purchases, and reducing use of meat and other animal-based foods, Yale has not only made its dining halls healthier and more environmentally friendly, but also contributed to changes in the food industry by implementing a sustainable procurement strategy.
Rafi Taherian, Certified Executive Chef ’95, the associate vice president of Yale Hospitality—in charge of all of Yale’s food service—is embarking on a speaking tour of China where he will meet with food educators and leaders from universities and other educational institutions in order to introduce Yale’s dining policy, vision, and strategy, and encourage Chinese universities to make commitments to serve “greener food.”March 22, 2018
Brighter Green will be collaborating with our colleagues at the Global Forest Coalition (GFC) and the Friends of the Siberian Forests (FSF) on an event at this year’s Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB 46 Bonn).May 11, 2017
Registration is now open for the Reducetarian Summit, a two day conference by the Reducetarian Foundation, which will bring together perspectives and technologies from all corners of the world to explore how to create a more equitable, compassionate and sustainable food system. The central question of the 2017 Reducetarian Summit is: “How do we as individuals, organizations, communities, and societies work to systematically decrease meat consumption?”
Our documentaries, What’s For Dinner? and Six Years On, are being screened in Cambodia. This will be their premiere in Southeast Asia. The screening will take place at the META HOUSE on February 8th, at 7pm. Learn MoreJanuary 31, 2017