Mia MacDonald Talks Brighter Green on Our Hen House TV

Mia MacDonald was recently on the season 2 premiere of Our Hen House TV. The 23rd episode featured Mia, along with well-known animal activists Josphat Ngonyo (founder and executive director of The Africa Network for Animal Welfare) and… Read More

The Hummingbird and the Climate Summit

This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post on September 23, 2014. Co-authored by Wanjira Mathai, director of the wPOWER Project at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi and Chair,… Read More

Activism in China: Q&A with Associate Wanqing Zhou

This blog originally appeared on the Our Hen House website on July 23, 2014. Today, I’m excited to tell you about a screening tour across China of the 30-minute documentary WHAT’S FOR DINNER? Providing a unique look into… Read More

Small, Smart, & Green: Revolutionizing Organic Agriculture in West Africa

Erwin Knippenberg is a guest blogger for Brighter Green. Brighter Green sometimes features updates on agricultural changes, particularly the global South. Sam Binda is a farmer like his father and his father before him. He grows okra, African… Read More

The Inequality of Climate Change

The front page of the New York Times on March 28th featured an article on the plight of Bangladesh’one of the countries most vulnerable to the rising temperatures and sea levels due to climate change. This is an… Read More

Brazil’s New Dietary Guidelines: Cook and Eat Whole Foods, Be Wary of Ads

By Mia MacDonald and Judy Bankman This blog originally appeared on the Civil Eats website. What if your national dietary guidelines advised you to cook and enjoy fresh, whole foods, and serve them with friends and family while… Read More

Got Milk?: New Policy Paper on Industrialized Dairy in Asia

Brighter Green is excited to announce the release of a new policy paper exploring the growth of industrial dairy systems in India, China, and countries of Southeast Asia. The report, 

Sochi & Environmentalism (& Brighter Green’s Primer in Russian)

Brighter Green is partnering with the Global Forest Coalition (GFC) and Biofuelwatch on a new project studying the intersection of deforestation, climate change, and industrial animal agriculture, in hopes of bringing attention to the connections between these issues… Read More

American Hippopotamus: The Meat Question

In 1910, Louisiana congressman Robert Broussard introduced a bill to import African Hippopotamuses to the swamplands of the U.S. Gulf Coast to supplement the U.S. food supply. Author Jon Mooallem’s longform nonfiction multimedia story “American Hippopotamus” published by… Read More

Cruelty-Free and Sustainable Meat?

At the New York Academy of Sciences Frontiers in Agricultural Sustainability: Studying the Protein Supply Chain to Improve Dietary Quality seminar a few weeks ago, scientists unveiled a new and exciting development into sustainable and cruelty-free meat and… Read More