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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.

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou interviewed by Our Hen House 7/23/14

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou was interviewed by Our Hen House on Brighter Green's What's For Dinner? and China screening tour in June and July 2014.

Brighter Green and Partner Global Forest Coalition Published in "Square Brackets" 7/1/14

Brighter Green and partner Global Forest Coalition published their article "Implementing Aichi Target 3 in the livestock sector" in "Square Brackets: CBD Newsletter for Civil Society".

Brighter Green Releases June 2014 Newsletter 6/27/14

Brighter Green releases its June 2014 newsletter highlighting achievements and events in the first part of 2014. You can view the newsletter here.

Brighter Green Launches "What's For Dinner?" China Screening Tour 6/15/14

Brighter Green launches the China tour of the short documentary film "What's For Dinner?". The film is screened in multiple cities through July 2014 and provinces including Beijing, Shanghai, and Zhejiang province. To learn more please click here.

Brighter Green Presents at the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption 6/11/14

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou presented her paper, "The Triangle: Factory Farming in the U.S., China and Brazil" in Shanghai, China at the Global Research Forum on Production and Consumption.

BG Partner Global Forest Coalition Releases Paraguayan Case Study 5/22/14

Brighter Green partner Global Forest Coalition publishes Paraguayan case study on the environmental and social impacts of unsustainable livestock and soybean production.

Brighter Green and Global Forest Coalition New Report and Briefing Paper 5/22/14

Brighter Green and the Global Forest Coalition announce the release of a new report and briefing paper on redirecting government support for unsustainable livestock production as the key to biodiversity conservation.

Brighter Green Appears in the Scientific American Magazine 5/20/14

The Scientific American article "China's Appetite for Meat Swells, Along with Climate Changing Pollution" references Brighter Green research as well as quotes Executive Director Mia MacDonald and Associate Wanqing Zhou.

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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