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Recent Updates from the Good Food Fund

Participants in the February 2nd China Talk.

The Good Food Fund (GFF), our partner organization in China, has been actively engaged in the lead up to the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit. Jian Yi, Director of GFF, is chairing the Food Environments section (Workstream 1) within Action Track 2, “Shift to Sustainable Consumption Patterns”. Brighter Green Executive Director Mia MacDonald is deputy lead to Jian Yi for Work Stream 1, Food Environments. (more…)

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Recent News

In memoriam: Gene Gollogly, member of the Brighter Green board of directors

It is with considerable sadness that we announce that Brighter Green board member Eugene (Gene) Gollogly passed away suddenly earlier this month, aged 70, of a heart attack in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. A publisher, convener, world traveler, great walker, and someone of immense curiosity, energy, and conviction, Gene had served as secretary/treasurer of the board for several years. (more…)

January 24, 2021
Great.com Interview with Brighter Green

Executive Director Mia MacDonald was interviewed by Great.com in a piece called “How Can We Avoid a Repeat of the Coronavirus Pandemic?(more…)

January 12, 2021
Winter 2020 Newsletter

Looking Forward to More Sanity and Equity in 2021 (2020 was Quite a Year) (more…)

December 17, 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.