Future of Food: Transatlantic Perspectives

Executive Director Mia MacDonald will be speaking at The Future of Food: Transatlantic Perspectives conference, co-sponsored by the European Union and Boston University.

Brooklyn Food Conference

Executive Director Mia MacDonald will be speaking at the Brooklyn Food Conference as part of a panel on food, agriculture and global warming.

Basecamp Explorer on Responsible Tourism

Lars Lindqvist, CEO of Basecamp and Brighter Green partner, will speak about Basecamp’s approach to responsible travel: tourism for people, planet, and profit.

Wangari Maathai on The Challenge for Africa

Author, activist, Nobel Prize laureate and Brighter Green colleague Wangari Maathai discusses her new book, The Challenge for Africa (Pantheon, 2009), with Leonard Lopate of WNYC New York public radio.

Half the Sky: Climate Change, Women & Population

In honor of International Women’s Day, Brighter Green is co-sponsoring this innovative panel discussion on the effects of global warming and its intersection with gender and population realities worldwide.

Selling of Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Sierra Club NYC Group presents an examination of the increasing commercialization of NYC parks, focused on the Brooklyn Bridge Park, with Judi Francis, president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Defense Fund, and Roy Sloane, who has led public outreach efforts as a board member of the BB Park Local Development Corp. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

What Are We Eating?

Come learn about the state of farming and the invasion of CAFOs (confined/concentrated animal feeding operations) aka factory farms in New York state. Speakers on the issues as well as tastings of locally produced food and wine.

Brighter Green in Portland

Brighter Green’s Executive Director, Mia MacDonald, will speak at Portland VegFest 2008.

Earth Day ’08: Climate Change and Green Energy – A View from the South

Global warming will not affect all of the planet’s people equally: it is those in southern countries with the fewest natural and financial resources who will find it hardest to adapt to climate shocks. Join Francis ole Sakuda and Daniel Salau of the Simba Maasai Outreach Organization (SIMOO) in Kenya as they discuss the realities of climate change for indigenous communities in Kenya and elsewhere. They’ll also share details of how they’re using solar power to bring fossil-fuel free energy, and new opportunities, to rural communities off the grid. Co-sponsored by Brighter Green, the Sierra Club NYC Group and Tribal Link Foundation.