What's New

Op-ed on the Mass Depopulation of Farmed Animals

Executive Director, Mia MacDonald, and Dr. Jennifer Molidor, Senior Food Campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity, have written an op-ed together called “Gassed, Shot and Suffocated” in Medium. (more…)

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Recent News

New Publication: Ingredients For a Sustainable World: The Chef’s Good Food Handbook

We have a new publication available, Ingredients For a Sustainable World: The Chef’s Good Food Handbook, released by our partner organization in China, the Good Food Fund, in collaboration with Yale Hospitality. Written by a chef and chef educator in the U.S. and China, the Handbook is intended to encourage chefs to undertake further innovation and to provide practical guidance and tools to do so. As COVID-19 exposes the connections among zoonotic disease, meat consumption, equity, and human encroachment on the natural world, we cannot ignore the urgent need to transform our diets and food system. Who better than chefs to embody and spread the message that plant-centered dining is the best way forward—for public health and food security; our imperiled climate and ecosystems’ and non-human animals, domesticated and wild? (more…)

June 15, 2020
Brighter Green Statement on World Environment Day

Read the full statement here.

“A different vision for ourselves and the non-human world is not only desirable but necessary. This new future prioritizes the needs of communities for a livable environment, provides easy and affordable access to fresh food and healthy living arrangements, and compensates all its citizens commensurate with their value in the crises we are undergoing now.”

June 5, 2020
Joint Statement Promoting Plant-rich Diets for Resilient Food Systems and Planetary and Human Health

Brighter Green joined ProVeg International and about 30 organizations in sending a joint statement to the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme. (more…)

June 4, 2020

Joint Side Event at UNEA-4 in Nairobi, Kenya

The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) is taking place from March 11-15, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Learn More

Recent Events

Brighter Green at COP24

Brighter Green will be at this year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24 for short). It’s taking place from December 3-14, 2018 in Katowice, Poland. Learn More

December 4, 2018
Affiliate Event – Global Climate Action Summit

Brighter Green will be at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco from September 12-14th. Beforehand, on the 11th, we will be hosting an Affiliate Event. Learn More

September 5, 2018

Our Mission

Brighter Green is a public policy action tank that works to raise awareness of and encourage policy action on issues that span the environment, animals, and sustainability. Based in New York, Brighter Green works in the U.S. and internationally with a focus on the countries of the global South and a strong commitment to ensuring and expanding equity and rights.

On its own and in partnership with other organizations and individuals, Brighter Green generates and incubates research and project initiatives that are both visionary and practical. It produces publications, websites, documentary films, and programs to illuminate public debate among policy-makers, activists, communities, influential leaders, and the media, with the goal of social transformation at local and international levels.

The Asia Program

Linking activists and organizations from across Asia and other parts of the world, the Asia Program focuses on the development of sustainable food systems through knowledge exchange and public education. Our work focuses on China, but we are expanding to countries across the continent. We have produced documentaries, published policy papers, organized speaking tours, and hosted conferences to foster critical, collaborative engagement on climate change and food systems across Asia.

Global Factory Farming

Intensive animal agriculture constitutes one of the greatest contributors to climate change. In an effort to expand awareness of the negative effects of factory farming, Brighter Green has produced policy papers, briefs, and short documentary videos that examine the globalization of factory farming through the lens of climate change, with a focus on the Global South.

International Climate Advocacy

Brighter Green collaborates with organizations from all over the world to bring attention to climate change and sustainable development. Through our International Climate Advocacy program, we empower individuals and groups to work together to resist deforestation, cope with erratic rainfall, and foster adaptation and resilience to climate change by creating paths to sustainable development.

Vegan America Project

Combining writing, presentation, and research, the Vegan America Project uses veganism as a lens through which to examine complex issues related to climate change. This project focuses on food security, animal welfare, and social transformation, and considers how the United States might reimagine food systems in the Anthropocene.