Biogas brings benefits – but also questions

Animal farms of all sizes are beginning to use biogas technology to create a form of non-fossil fuel energy. The use is controversial at the size of large-scale factory farms, where opponents argue that the technology perpetuates the… Read More

Consumption Cities

More than fifty percent of the world’s population currently lives in cities, and in the coming decades that percentage is projected to increase, particularly in Africa and Asia. Steward Pickett, a well renowned ecologist with the Cary Institute… Read More

Delhi Sustainable Development Summit Overlooks Animal Agriculture

The annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), organized by The Energy and Resources Institute, provides an international platform for global leaders, Heads of States, policy makers, and academia to engage in dialogue on matters related to sustainable development… Read More

East Africa: Young Women’s Program Update and Maasai Human Rights (Part II)

Climate Change and the Effect on the Maasai Community’s Human Rights Brighter Green’s East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative, provides nine Maasai young women from Kenya and Tanzania with leadership, rights training, and educational opportunities so they can attend… Read More

East Africa: Young Women’s Program Update and Maasai Human Rights (Part I)

Kenyan and Tanzanian Young Women’s Progress The end of 2012 marked huge accomplishments and milestones for the East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative. All five Kenyan young women, Ann, Hellen, Joyce, Sabina, and Elizabeth, sat for the Kenya… Read More

Food Waste and Recycling in China: Too Easy, Too Hard (Part II)

Continued from Part I: The Leftovers: Consuming and Emitting Nutrition that could save people from hunger is not the only thing being carelessly wasted; the already scarce natural resources used to grow the food, such as land and… Read More

Food Waste and Recycling in China: Too Easy, Too Hard (Part I)

Wanqing Zhou is a guest blogger for Brighter Green. As a major producer and consumer of agricultural products on the planet, China faces a serious problem of food waste as it takes off towards a sustainable urbanization and… Read More