East African Women’s Leadership Initiative – April Update on the Kenyan Students

April has been a busy and productive month for the Kenyan students in the East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative. The Kenyan students spent six weeks completing a basic computer course at Lewisa College of Professional Studies in… Read More

Sustaining Agro-Forests

Last week, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization held its first International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in attempts to raise awareness of the contribution of forests to food security, economic development, and ecosystem… Read More

Meat prices continue to rise

The United States Department of Agriculture reports that food prices will continue to rise in 2013. Factors that led to this price increase are multifaceted and complex, with the 2012 United States drought and mass cattle culling, other… Read More

Updates on the Avian Flu, and Will It Foster Changes in China’s Animal Farming System?

It has been a month since the first case of the human-infected influenza A (H7N9) was reported. By May 1st, the virus had been diagnosed in 128 people and has killed 27 people since March. Recently, a booklet… Read More

Rethinking Agriculture: National Climate Assessment Provides (Another) Reason

[Note: this blog was published originally on the Huffington Post.] It’s Earth Week, a good time to celebrate the natural environment and also examine some of the ways we use — and abuse — Earth’s resources and climate…. Read More

East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative: Exam Results and the Kenyan Election

As American high school seniors around the United States are currently deciding where they are going to college, the Kenyan East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative students have been finding out about their end of year examinations. All… Read More

Healthful Fast Food: A Gateway to Sustainable Food Habits?

Adopting a meat-free diet has positive implications on the environment. We’ve seen how the increased consumption of meat around the world increases greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and is a major factor in climate change. But is adopting a… 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