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

India’s Vegetarian Crossroad

India: a vegetarian’s mecca. This seems to be the stereotypical image envisioned when thinking of this culturally Hindu society. But are globalization, a growing middle class, and the urge to emulate western ways eroding this traditionally ethical lifestyle?… 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

Ethanol Contributes to Food Price Spikes – But So Does Meat

The United States’ ethanol policy has been identified as a major contributor to the global spike in food prices in recent years, accounting for 20 to 40 percent of the price surges in 2008. The issue isn’t simply our… Read More

Summer Update: East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative

Here’s what’s been happening in Kenya and Tanzania with the East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative over the last few months. Daniel Salau, the program coordinator, and Julie Ojiambo, a Brighter Green intern who traveled to Kenya in… Read More

Could Lab-Grown Leather Mean a Decline in Dairy?

Dairy and leather go hand-in-hand. In addition to consumer demand for dairy products, leather demand provides an often overlooked financial incentive to breed ever larger herds. Indeed, without the support of the leather industry, dairy industry profits would… Read More

Eating Up the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest spans nine different countries across South America, and plays an essential role in the biosphere. It captures global-warming-inducing carbon dioxide, and also produces oxygen necessary for life. Although deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has decreased… Read More

Pyeongchang 2018: What’s on the Menu?

In the eastern province of Gangwon-do in South Korea, preparations are underway for the 2018 Winter Olympics, which will be held in Pyeongchang-gun. Infrastructure upgrades including highway expansions and a new subway rail line are all in the… Read More