“Meat World: China”: Filming Begins

Brighter Green is trying to answer a big question: can people in the developing world eat as much meat and dairy as people in the industrialized countries without destroying the planet? And do they really want to? Right… Read More

Indigenous Communities: Changing Climates, Changing Lives

An image of a young woman and child bathing in a pristine Amazonian lake grabbed my attention last Friday – part of a New York Times piece on the Kamayura tribe, and the challenges they’re facing in our… Read More

China: Animal Welfare on the Legal Docket

China has drafted its first Animal Protection Law. At present, Chinese animal law covers wildlife only. A team of experts headed by Chang Jiwen, director of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences‘ Social Law Research Department, is looking… Read More


From mere idea to more likely reality: a huge solar power project in North Africa, funded by European investors, to provide electricity to much of Europe and perhaps to much of North Africa as well. The many billion… Read More

Indian Youth Prepare to “Be the Change”

A week-long climate change camp kicks off this Saturday in New Delhi with the goal of empowering the next generation of South Asian climate activists. Organized by the Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN), Badlaav 09: Be the Change… Read More

Beef – the Wrong Bus

In the town of Dunnae, in South Korea’s eastern province of Gangwon-do, pictures of cows are everywhere. They’ve been staring at me from billboards along the highway, featured on the cover of promotional brochures, and even haunting this… Read More

Fruit for Thought

I am writing from a small organic blackberry farm in the foothills of the Taebak Mountains in the eastern Province of Gangwan-Do in South Korea, where I have spent the past week picking and enjoying–with purple stained fingertips… Read More

G8 Leaders Convene as India Waits for its Delayed Monsoon

As G8 leaders meet in Italy this week with climate change hot on the agenda, residents of Mumbai, India are experiencing the most severe water shortages in living memory. The summer monsoon, typically an immense force that dictates… Read More

New York City Food Resolution Launched

On the steps of city hall today, Councilmember Bill de Blasio and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer introduced Resolution 2049 (PDF) that seeks to tackle climate change through localized food production. The resolution is the first of its… Read More