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Executive Director Mia MacDonald Quoted in Civil Eats Article 1/26/15

Executive Director Mia MacDonald was quoted in Advisory Board member Anna Lappe's article on Chatham House's recent study on peoples' understanding of climate change and food, particularly meat production. You can view the Civil Eats article here.

New Report Released by Brighter Green and the Global Forest Coalition on the Unsustainable Impacts of Livestock and Soybean Production in Paraguay 1/22/15

Brighter Green and the Global Forest Coalition, published a new report entitled, "Meat from a Landscape Under Threat: Testimonies of the Impacts of Unsustainable Livestock and Soybean Production in Paraguay". You can access the report here.

Brighter Green Featured in NYC Meatless Monday Press Release 1/22/15

Brighter Green and Executive Director Mia MacDonald were featured in NYC City Council Representative Helen Rosenthal's press release on the push for NYC to adopt the Meatless Monday campaign.

Executive Director Mia MacDonald Appears on Our Hen House's Highlight Reel Podcast Episode 1/10/15

Brighter Green Executive Director Mia MacDonald appears on Our Hen House's highlight reel episode on January 10th. The original TV episode can be viewed here.

East African Girls' Leadership Initiative Program Update 1/10/15

Brighter Green and Tribal Link released a January Program Update on the East African Girls' Leadership Initiative. You can access it here.

Brighter Green and Humane Society International Publish COP 20 Policy Recommendations 12/4/14

Brighter Green and Humane Society International published a policy recommendation document on animal agriculture and climate change for the COP 20 meeting in Lima, Peru. You can access the document here.

Brighter Green Releases Summary on Forthcoming Nature's Rights Paper 10/14/14

Brighter Green released a summary of a forthcoming nature's rights paper entitled Nature's Rights: Rivers, Trees, Whales, and Apes.

Jim Harkness Positively Reviews "What's For Dinner?" 10/6/14

Jim Harkness Senior Advisor on China at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy positively reviews "What's For Dinner?" and interviews Executive Director Mia MacDonald.

Brighter Green Associate Interviewed by "Eating Animals" Director, Christopher Quinn 9/29/14

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou was interviewed by Eating Animals director Christopher Quinn. BG also provided Mr. Quinn Chinese contacts, including What's For Dinner? director Jian Yi, for the film.

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Brighter Green at COP 17 Climate Change Conference

The 2011 meeting of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 17) was held in Durban, South Africa from November 28 to December 9, 2011.

Mia MacDonald of Brighter Green attended the conference to share Brighter Green's research on climate change and the globalization of intensive animal agriculture. Brighter Green shared a conference booth with Humane Society International and Mia participated in an official "side event" (panel discussion) along with Tozie Zokufa of Compassion in World Farming, Geoff Evans of Humane Society International, Andre Leu of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, and Samwel Naikada of Dupoto Community Forest Association.

Her presentation is available here.

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Below, see a list of Mia's blogs from the conference.

Blogging from Durban

Ask Him Why He's a Vegetarian. December 9, 2011
The Quiet Ones. December 9, 2011
The Unanswered Question? December 8, 2011
Children and the COP Climate Summit. December 8, 2011
Winding Down (the Climate?) at the Durban Conference. December 8, 2011
Arriving and Greening. December 6, 2011
Courage and Hesitation in Durban. December 6, 2011
COP 17 Cuisine: Climate-Friendly and Not. December 5, 2011
Killing Bad Incentives and Not. December 5, 2011
O Brazil. December 4, 2011
Occupy COP and Climate-Smart Agriculture. December 3, 2011
Seasons at COP 17. December 3, 2011