Judaism and Animals: An Ever-Evolving Relationship  

Recently, I attended the Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education (JOFEE) Networking Retreat at Isabella Freedman Retreat Center in the Berkshires, Massachusetts. For a little over three days, experts in their fields⎯ranging from rabbis to environmental educators⎯gathered to… Read More

A Vegan in Norway: Food, Policy, and Public Attitudes (Part IV)

Mia MacDonald traveled to Norway in October 2015 to visit the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo and to be a tourist. This blog is the third in what will be a four-part series on her experiences and observations during the trip. Some context… Read More

A Vegan in Norway: Food, Policy, and Public Attitudes (Part III)

Mia MacDonald traveled to Norway in October 2015 to visit the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo and to be a tourist. This blog is the third in what will be a four-part series on her experiences and observations during the trip…. Read More

Vegan Exposures in the Latest Sustainable Events in D.C.

From the Food Tank Summit to the Green Festival Expo, springtime in Washington D.C. is seeing the sustainable food revolution heating up. Danielle Nierenberg, founder and president of Food Tank, started off the summit by saying, “I’m frankly… Read More

A Vegan in Norway: Food, Policy, and Public Attitudes (Part II)

April 1, 2016 Mia MacDonald traveled to Norway in October 2015 to visit the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo and to be a tourist.  This blog is the first in what will be a four-part series on her experiences and… Read More

A Vegan in Norway: Food, Policy, and Public Attitudes

Mia MacDonald traveled to Norway in October 2015 to visit the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo and to be a tourist  This blog is the first in what will be a four-part series on her experiences and observations during the… Read More

An Environmental Studies Education Minus the Food: What Do Students Studying Environmental Studies Know About The U.S. Dietary Guidelines?

As discussed in a previous blog post, The U.S. dietary guidelines were recently released without including recommendations on sustainability and more sustainable ways of eating (i.e., less meat, more plants). As an environmental studies major at New York… Read More

Animal Farming and Planet Health at COP21

This blog is part of Wanqing Zhou’s longer report on her work at COP21 in Paris, France in December 2015. To read that longer blog entry, click here. Brighter Green’s side events took place in the second week,… Read More

Montreal Vegan Festival – An Exchange on the Food Movement

It was 40 degrees Fahrenheit and windy, but veganism created a hot spot at the heart of Montreal. Organizers of the Montreal Vegan Festival estimated that on November 7th, over 10,000 people were attracted to the rows of… Read More

Sustainability Rejected in U.S. Diet Guidelines. Meat Approved?

The decision by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not to include recommendations on sustainability – and more sustainable ways of eating (i.e., less meat, more plants) –… Read More