Mia MacDonald Joins Green Belt Board

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.

OpEdNews Reprints Brighter Green Article

The piece by Mia MacDonald, originally published in “Sanctuary,” the newsletter of Farm Sanctuary, makes clear the connection between animal agriculture and environmental degradation, and spotlights city-level “green food” resolutions.

Presentations from Copenhagen Climate Talks Now Available

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.

Brighter Green on Air America Radio

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.

COP 15 Post Covers Wangari Maathai and Side Event

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.

“What’s for Dinner?” Screening a Hit in Copenhagen

Brighter Green’s screening of “What’s for Dinner?” took place last night at the Klimaforum in Copenhagen. The turn out was great, with the venue filled to capacity, and a lively discussion taking place afterwards. Read more about the event in Mia MacDonald’s blog.

Check Out the Green Belt Movement Website for More Blogs from Copenhagen

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.

In the Media

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.

Brighter Green Fall Newsletter Published

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.

Three New Draft Papers Added to Website

Brighter Green has posted three new draft summaries (PDF)—of Ethiopia, Brazil, and India—of its forthcoming papers on the challenges to public health, environmental conservation, and animal welfare faced by these countries as they attempt to increase their production of meat and dairy.