Brighter Green’s Executive Director Mia MacDonald is back teaching her course at Columbia University’s Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability, called “The World on Your Plate: Food, Equity, and Sustainability.”
The course is part of the Institute’s Executive Education Program, allowing professionals from all sectors to gain the knowledge and tools to make sound decisions about business activities and policy practices that impact the environment.
Mia’s course will provide an overview of the multiple and varied intersections among environmental, social, and ethical factors involved in global food production and consumption. The broad challenge and opportunity of sustainability requires such a multifaceted approach, which deviates significantly from many current, unsustainable models that focus on single factors like yield. A focus of the course will be animal agriculture. The course is about public policy—its development as well as implementation. It will, however, also explore the roles of public understanding and collective and individual action in changing practices. The course starts on September 5th and runs for 5 weeks. To learn more, see the syllabus, and sign-up, click here.