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Caroline Wimberly Writes about COP23 for World Animal Net

This year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23 for short) took place on November 6-17 in Bonn, Germany (the COP was formally hosted by the government of Fiji). Brighter Green was represented by Caroline Wimberly, and three youth from our our Good Food China network. Caroline Wimberly wrote a blog post on World Animal Net about her experiences in Bonn. (more…)

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Recent News

Brighter Green at the Asia for Animals Conference

Our colleague Miao Jie from our China network is attending the Asia for Animals Conference from December 2-5. (more…)

December 4, 2017
Conference of Youth (COY13) Event Covered by News Outlets

For the first time, Brighter Green attended the Conference of Youth (COY13) which was held in Bonn on November 2-4. Brighter Green’s Caroline Wimberly, and Zhu Qing and Xinyi Lin from our  “Good Food China” network attended COY and also led a workshop on November 3, titled “What’s Your ‘Steak’ in it? How YOUth Can Promote More Sustainable, Climate-compatible Food & Agricultural Systems.” (more…)

November 29, 2017
#GivingTuesday: Support Global Engagement for the Environment and Animals

Brighter Green stands at the forefront of international policy research and action on animal agriculture, climate change, and sustainable food systems. Not only have we advocated for the global environment, animal rights, and food security, we’re also helping develop a network of young leaders around the world who are educating and advocating in their countries and communities. Please consider giving to support our work to illuminate critical issues and intersections, and provide the tools for change. (more…)

November 28, 2017

Brighter Green at SB 46 Bonn: What’s at Steak? Land Use, Livestock, Offsets and the Climate Regime

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).

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Recent Events

Reducetarian Summit at NYU

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?”

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February 2, 2017
What’s For Dinner to be Screened at the META HOUSE in Cambodia

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 More

January 31, 2017
What’s for Dinner? at Hong Kong EcoCinema Festival

What’s for Dinner? and Six Years On are being shown at the Hong Kong EcoCinema Festival. These documentaries provide a unique look into the rapidly growing consumption of meat in China and the increasing industrialization of agriculture. The theme of this year’s festival is “biodiversity” and other films will focus on food, oceans, plastic, and the environment.

December 8, 2016

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.


We believe that environmental protection and human development are intimately connected, and that both depend on equitable distribution of, access to, and sustainable use of the planet’s resources. We work with organizations promoting the self-determination of indigenous communities, communities of color, and individuals both locally and internationally to enable them to stake their claim to fair treatment and protection of resources (natural, cultural, and capital) within their communities and regions.


Brighter Green seeks to bring together the many sectors that need to be engaged if human societies are to thrive and Earth’s biodiversity is to survive. We also aim to bring into public and policy discourse the interests of non-human animals, both wild and domesticated, and examine how issues of food safety and security, globalization, deforestation, global warming, and consumption affect human and animal populations.


Brighter Green examines sustainability and its links to functioning democracies and engaged civil society, as well as to peace, infrastructure, and human capacity. We recognize the reality of globalization, and base our projects on a thorough elucidation of resource usage and consumption patterns in developed and developing countries. In doing so, we seek to understand human “environmental footprints” around the world and the flow of capital, goods, and resources between the northern and southern hemispheres.