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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.

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Xie Zheng Posts a Video of His Talk at the COP 18 Side Event with Brighter Green

December 14, 2012 12:26pm

Xie Zheng's logo for Don't Eat Friends, described in the video

Xie Zheng, or "Shay," as he is known familiarly, is a Chinese activist, musician and environmentalist who was featured in Brighter Green's short documentary,What's For Dinner? recently attended COP 18 in Doha. He recently posted a video of his trip and the talk that he gave at the "Climate Change and Ensuring Sustainable, Humane, Equitable Food Systems, Views from the North and South," side event at COP 18, moderated by Mia MacDonald of Brighter Green and co-sponsored with Humane Society International (HSI) and World Society for the Protection of Animals (WISPA). Shay is the founder of Don't Eat Friends, a vegan initiative based in Beijing.

In his talk, Shay discusses the "Cool China" National Low-Carbon Action Plan, introduced in October 2011 by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), which advocates for a meat free day each week (akin to Meat Free Mondays). For more on "Cool China," see Eve Feng's (the translator in the video and associate of Brighter Green) blog from August 2012. And for more from Xie Zheng at COP18 on food and resource consumption, plus a great song, please see this video recorded by the UNFCCC's Climate Change Studio. Eve Feng also translates -- but doesn't sing.

Image courtesy of Don't Eat Friends