Executive Director Mia MacDonald has joined the Board of Directors of Green Belt Movement International-North America. Founded in 1977 by Nobel Peace Laureate and Brighter Green colleague, Wangari Maathai, the Green Belt Movement (GBM) promotes a bottom-up, holistic approach to development and environmental conservation.
Presentations from Brighter Green and the Green Belt Movement’s Copenhagen side event are now available. Click to view PDFs from Brighter Green’s Mia MacDonald, Dupoto Forest and Wildlife Association’s Samwel Naikada and The Green Belt Movement’s Fredrick Njau. Interested in more? Here’s Mia’s blog on the side event.
Richard Greene, host and producer of a daily show on Air America, interviewed Mia MacDonald last night at the Klimaforum about “What’s for Dinner?” and Brighter Green’s work on the globalization of industrial animal agriculture.
Citing parts of Samuel Naikada’s presentation at the “side event” co-sponsored by the Green Belt Movement and Brighter Green on December 11 at the Copenhagen climate summit, the COP 15 Post (a daily paper on the summit proceedings in English) has published an article on Wangari Maathai, and climate change in Kenya.
In addition to posting here, Brighter Green’s Executive Director Mia MacDonald is also blogging from the Copenhagen climate talks for Nobel peace laureate Wangari Maathai’s Green Belt Movement. Read her blogs here.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Reporting Services has picked up on Brighter Green’s and the Green Belt Movement’s side event on Livelihoods, Forests, Livestock and Climate, at the Copenhagen climate conference. Read the full article here.
Fall is winding down, and Brighter Green is getting ready for the UN climate talks in Copenhagen, beginning on December 7th and running for two weeks. Executive Director Mia MacDonald will be at the climate summit in Copenhagen, beginning on December 10th. Brighter Green was approved to attend as an “observer organization” (UN speak for NGO attendees). Read on to learn about our what we’re planning for Copenhagen and our current projects.