Maui: Sustainable Living in Paradise

Maui, one of the Hawaiian Islands, is known for its beautiful beaches and amazing weather. It’s no wonder it is a huge tourist destination. But Maui is more than just a beautiful tourist destination, it is, in many… Read More

Kenya’s Move Towards Solar Energy (Part II)

Why Kenya is Prime for Solar Energy Kenya lies conveniently on the equator, and as a result receives direct solar energy throughout the year. The use of solar energy is a relatively new concept in Kenya and many… Read More

Kenya’s Move Towards Solar Energy (Part I)

The Benefits of Electricity in Rural Kenya It is estimated that one in five people on the planet do not have access to electricity (World Bank data bank). In sub-Saharan Africa, about 70 percent of the population has… Read More

The Human Victims of Industrial Animal Agriculture

On the week of June 3rd, China provided another sad example of the impacts of industrial agriculture-showing that animals aren’t the only victims. A poultry slaughterhouse in Northeast Jilin province caught fire leading to the death of at… Read More

Preventing a Livestock Revolution in Liberia: the Need for a New International Vision

In Liberia, the FAO has been involved in a number of poultry projects for both broilers and laying hens. It has constructed three factory farm style operations in the interior of the country to train locals in “modern… Read More

Livestock Intensification as a Misguided Response to Liberia’s Food Woes

Like much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Liberia struggles with malnutrition and food insecurity. While finding solutions to these problems is a major developmental goal for the country, unfortunately, the government and its international partners’ response has included a strong… Read More

It’s World Environment Day

This blog was originally published on the Huffington Post’s Green section, titled “What’s the Connection to China’s and the U.S.’ Pigs and the Smithfield-Shuanghui Deal?“. It’s World Environment Day and this year’s focus is on reducing food waste and getting people… Read More

Meat and Development in Liberia

Ross Miranti is a guest blogger for Brighter Green. Meat consumption correlates with income; poorer individuals and countries tend to consume less than their wealthier counterparts. This applies to Liberia, one of the poorest nations in the world,… Read More