Brighter Green Oped Published by Worldwatch

An oped by Mia MacDonald on the challenges posed by China’s rapid adoption of industrial-style animal agriculture appeared in the Institute’s environmental news portal, “Eye on Earth.” The piece also appeared on the Environmental News Network.

Brighter Green Fall 2008 Newsletter

Welcome to Brighter Green’s fall newsletter and thank you for your interest in our work. Here is what we’ve been up to.

China and Factory Farming: Brighter Green Releases New Policy Paper

The challenges for China’s people, and environment, extend beyond the Olympics, and are encapsulated in Brighter Green’s new report (PDF). For a summary in Chinese, click here.

Brighter Green Presentations in Portland, OR

Executive Director Mia MacDonald gave two talks in Portland earlier this month on the links between the globalization of industrial meat production and the global environment, public health and food security.

Brighter Green on Portland Radio

Click here to listen to a podcast of an interview with Mia MacDonald on KINK radio in Portland.

Mia MacDonald on Air America

Mia MacDonald appeared on Thom Hartmann’s Air America radio program today to discuss a world without meat — and the world we actually live in.

Farm Sanctuary becomes bestseller

Farm Sanctuary by Gene Baur was number 12 on the Los Angeles Times’ hardcover bestseller list for the week ending March 30, 2008.

Brighter Green Co-sponsors Earth Day 2008 Event: Climate Change and Green Energy

On Friday, April 25th, join Francis ole Sakuda and Daniel Salau of Simba Maasai Outreach Organization (SIMOO) in Kenya as they discuss the realities of climate change and solar and wind power for indigenous communities in Kenya and elsewhere. Co-sponsored with the Sierra Club NYC Group and Tribal Link Foundation.

Brighter Green at University of Chicago

Executive Director Mia MacDonald gave a presentation on Monday, April 7, at the University of Chicago entitled: “Meat World?: Current and Future Scenarios.”

Farm Sanctuary Book Released

Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, by Gene Baur, co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, has just been published by Simon & Schuster, with Brighter Green’s participation.