Unspoken Cultural Costs to India’s First Mega-Dairy: Part II

This is the second of two blogs examining just a few of the unspoken cultural costs to India as a result of the transition from small-scale dairy operations to factory-style mega-dairies, like the recently opened Bhagylaxmi Dairy Farm…. Read More

Unspoken Cultural Costs to India’s First Mega-Dairy: Part I

Last year, Bhagylaxmi Dairy Farm in the city of Pune opened as India’s first industrialized mega-dairy with a total of 3000 Holstein-Friesian cows. Although India is currently the world’s top producer of cow’s milk, the burgeoning middle class… Read More

Growing the Movement for Nature’s Rights

The Earth Island Journal recently published a resource-filled article on natural law, which is becoming an ever-hotter topic in the environmental advocacy realm. Covering the history and key players in the ongoing campaign for the rights of nature,… Read More

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

A New Health Care Approach: The Right to Healthy Food

Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, presented a report to the UN Human Rights Council on March 6th calling for governments to promote individuals’ right to a healthy diet. He argued… Read More

Biodiversity and Advocacy in Technicolor

A recent article in The Guardian described a new technology that is mapping the Amazon forest in an unprecedented way: in colorful 3D. The Carnegie Airborne Observatory consists of a small airplane, the tropical ecologist Greg Asner, his… 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