Biogas brings benefits – but also questions

Animal farms of all sizes are beginning to use biogas technology to create a form of non-fossil fuel energy. The use is controversial at the size of large-scale factory farms, where opponents argue that the technology perpetuates the… Read More

Consumption Cities

More than fifty percent of the world’s population currently lives in cities, and in the coming decades that percentage is projected to increase, particularly in Africa and Asia. Steward Pickett, a well renowned ecologist with the Cary Institute… Read More

Delhi Sustainable Development Summit Overlooks Animal Agriculture

The annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), organized by The Energy and Resources Institute, provides an international platform for global leaders, Heads of States, policy makers, and academia to engage in dialogue on matters related to sustainable development… Read More

East Africa: Young Women’s Program Update and Maasai Human Rights (Part II)

Climate Change and the Effect on the Maasai Community’s Human Rights Brighter Green’s East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative, provides nine Maasai young women from Kenya and Tanzania with leadership, rights training, and educational opportunities so they can attend… Read More

East Africa: Young Women’s Program Update and Maasai Human Rights (Part I)

Kenyan and Tanzanian Young Women’s Progress The end of 2012 marked huge accomplishments and milestones for the East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative. All five Kenyan young women, Ann, Hellen, Joyce, Sabina, and Elizabeth, sat for the Kenya… Read More

Shrimp Factory Farms in India

India, now second in global seafood production, plans to double its marine exports within the next two years thanks to the introduction of an Aquaculture Quarantine Facility in the Northeastern city of Chennai. Aquaculture Quarantine Facility, AQF for… Read More

China Video Updated with Chinese Narration and English Subtitles

Thanks to Brighter Green associate Eve Feng, we have been able to translate the English narration of the video “China’s Meat Consumption” into Chinese. We hope to be able to distribute the short video to wider audiences in… Read More

The East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative Fundraiser

The East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative fundraiser on December 6th was a success.  We have almost reached our goal of $3,000, enough money to support the education, living costs, rights training, mentoring, and leadership skill workshops for… Read More

Xie Zheng Posts a Video of His Talk at the COP 18 Side Event with Brighter Green

Xie Zheng, or “Shay,” as he is known familiarly, is a Chinese activist, musician and environmentalist who was featured in Brighter Green’s short documentary,What’s For Dinner? recently attended COP 18 in Doha. He recently posted a video of… Read More

The Global Climate Crisis & Animal Agriculture: Doha and Beyond

[Note: this blog was published originally on the Huffington Post.] Delegates from the world’s governments, and a range of scientists, advisers, and advocates have gathered in Doha, Qatar for the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties… Read More