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

When Anti-Waste Becomes A Movement in China

During an interview with Legal Weekly, Mr. Xu Zhijun, the initiator of the food waste campaign “Operation Empty Plate”, said he did not want the operation to become a movement. While the campaign received endorsement from Mr. Xi… Read More

More Meat, More Dairy, More Egg–More Antibiotics

By 2050, global meat and dairy consumption are projected to double and quadruple, with most growth seen in the emerging markets of developing nations. This unprecedented rise in animal agriculture will also bring an unprecedented rise in the… Read More

Antibiotics in Pig Farming: How We Poisoned Ourselves

On March 15, 2011, World Consumer Rights Day, the clenbuterol pork scandal was exposed in China and shocked meat-lovers with this health-threatening “lean meat powder” used to make animals grow muscle rather than fat. But in addition to… Read More

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