Remembering Wangari Maathai: Colleague, Friend, and Inspiration

Every person who has ever achieved anything has been knocked down many times. But all of them picked themselves up and kept going, and that is what I have always tried to do. Brighter Green is deeply saddened… Read More

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Muta Maathai (1940-2011): Nobel Peace Laureate; environmentalist; scientist; parliamentarian; founder of the Green Belt Movement; advocate for social justice, human rights, and democracy; elder; and peacemaker. Brighter Green colleague and advisory board member. She lived and worked… Read More

More Climate Ethics: E.G., China

Another interesting ethical realm for debate in connection to climate change: what does it say if a country’s overall greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) are said to have fallen, but have actually risen if one factors in all the… Read More

Whose Climate? Whose Ethics?

A colleague in Kenya talks of the necessity of Africa countries adopting “low emissions approaches to development.” Another, Francis Sakuda of SIMOO (one of Brighter Green’s partners in the girls’ education and leadership initiative), writes of his experiments… Read More

Storming the Court House for Beans?

Between counting calories and reading ingredient lists dominated by substances that can’t possibly be food, nutritional labels can be overwhelming. For vegetarians and vegans,reading food labels is often mandatory: have you ever found yourself standing in the aisle… Read More

Smoke and Trees: Brazil’s Forests and the Ruralistas

Brazil’s Senate is debating changes to the country’s forest code that could, in the words of one scientist, “create a recipe for Amazon dieback.” More trees would be cut, rainfall would ebb, and the ecosystem could become a… Read More