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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.

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.

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Programs

Brighter Green seeks to advance our core commitments to
through our three program areas:

Climate Change, Livelihoods, and Rights

Brighter Green Executive Director Mia MacDonald with Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai and others, speaking at the UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen

Brighter Green Executive Director Mia MacDonald, Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai and others in Copenhagen

Brighter Green is engaged in a number of projects that seek to empower individuals and groups to create paths to sustainable development that mitigate the effects of climate change as rising sea levels, warming oceans, drought, and erratic weather challenge traditional livelihoods. Our work extends from local communities to the global policy arena.

Sustainability and Community

Some of the Girls' Education, Leadership and Rights Training Initiative participants with their mothers

Some of the Girls' Education, Leadership and Rights Training Initiative participants with their mothers outside Nairobi

Brighter Green is initiating and supporting work that aims to promote an empowered civil society, democracy, human rights, environmental conservation, sustainable development, and equity in the global South. These initiatives are being carried out with a number of NGOs, community-based organizations, and individual leaders.

Food Policy and Equity

China is now the number one producer of pork, raising and slaughtering 700 million pigs each year

China is now the number one producer of pork, raising and slaughtering 700 million pigs each year

Brighter Green is examining the environmental, political, economic, and social consequences of our food choices, and how an increasingly industrialized, corporatized, and globalized food and agricultural system is affecting the climate, food security, public health, animal welfare, and resource allocation in countries around the world. Brighter Greenís work encompasses fostering dialogue and encouraging adoption of public policies and practices that support equitable, sustainable agriculture.