Low Lying Islands On High Moral Ground

Last week, I had a chance to see The Island President, a film by Jon Shenk about Mohammed Nasheed, the former President of the Maldives, and his fight for climate justice. Shenk followed Nasheed from his election in… Read More

East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative December Workshop Report

The East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative held a workshop for the participating Tanzanian women on December 7, 2011 in Morogoro, Tanzania.  Four out of the five Tanzanian women attended (Mary Saidi was ill). The workshop began with a review… Read More

Climate Change Adaptation Training in Micronesia: Part III

Former Brighter Green intern Whitney Hoot is chronicling her experiences as a supervisor in a climate change adaptation program in Pohnpei, Micronesia, a small island developing nation at risk from rising sea levels and other effects of global… Read More

Climate Change Adaptation Training in Micronesia: Part II

Former Brighter Green intern Whitney Hoot is chronicling her experiences as a supervisor in a climate change adaptation program in Pohnpei, Micronesia, a small island developing nation at risk from rising sea levels and other effects of global… Read More

Climate Change Adaptation Training in Micronesia: Part I

Former Brighter Green intern Whitney Hoot is chronicling her experiences as a supervisor in a climate change adaptation program in Pohnpei, Micronesia, a small island developing nation at risk from rising sea levels and other effects of global… Read More

Global Civil Society Workshop Analyzing Rio+20 “Zero Draft”

This past Tuesday, I attended the Global Civil Society Workshop on the Rio+20 “Zero Draft” and Rights for Sustainability. The workshop lasted a little over three hours, with input from various representatives from international NGOs about how best… Read More

Literary Animal: Reading India, Part III

This installment of the Literary Animal: Reading India series will be a slight foray into linguistics. Part III: The Language of Violence Katherine Russell Rich’s Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language is part travel memoir, part… Read More

East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative January Workshop Report

The five Kenyan women gathered at the Seuseu Cultural Centre in Olosh-Oibor, Kenya on January 3rd for their annual workshop. The workshop began with a review of last year’s meeting in Arusha. Each woman discussed how she had applied those… Read More

India Paper at Last!

Brighter Green’s multi-year, multi-media project, Climate Change and the Globalization of Industrial Animal Agriculture is now complete with the release of the India case study, “Veg or Non-Veg? India at the Crossroads.” India’s status as a vegetarian society… Read More

Ask Him Why He’s a Vegetarian

A near-final version of Brighter Green’s forthcoming policy paper, Veg or Non-Veg: India at the Crossroads (policy brief, here [PDF]), charting the climate change, food security, resource use and animal welfare impacts of the intensification of India’s livestock… Read More