Brighter Green and Climate Week NYC

Over the years, Brighter Green has given presentations on the links between meat consumption and global warming in conjunction with Climate Week NYC. In 2010, Mia MacDonald gave a presentation on the links between meat consumption and global… Read More

Articles on Food Security, Factory Farming, and the Environment

Over the years, Mia MacDonald and Brighter Green associates have produced many op-ed pieces, articles, and book chapters, on factory farming’s contribution to the climate crisis, food insecurity, environmental pollution, biodiversity loss, and public health. They have also… Read More

SIMOO and IIN at Basecamp in Kenya

The six person delegation of pastoral community activists and one radio reporter who travelled to Basecamp Maasai Mara in southern Kenya to exchange experiences has reported back. “It was very enlightening and beneficial to the participants,” writes Daniel Salau of SIMOO. “We hope this will be the beginning of long-term partnership.” The delegation’s report offers details of what this peer-to-peer learning visit entailed, and what sustainable development looks like on the ground.

Brighter Green’s Girls’ Education Initiative

Brighter Green’s initiative, piloted with partners in the U.S., Kenya, and Tanzania, launches this week, with the participation of 10 girls from Maasai communities. “All the girls have now secured places in schools and look forward to start classes in the next one week.”

Brighter Green and the Simba Masai Outreach Organization (SIMOO)

From 2008, Brighter Green, along with the Tribal Link Foundation, collaborated with Francis ole Sakuda and Daniel Salau Rogei of the Simba Maasai Outreach Organization (SIMOO) in Kenya to grapple with the realities of climate change for indigenous… Read More

Worse for Climate Than Cars: Eating Meat: A 2007 Op-Ed

The following op-ed by Brighter Green’s Mia MacDonald, co-written with Hope Ferdowsian, then director of the Washington Center for Clinical Research, a division of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and founder of the Phoenix Zones Initiative, appeared in… Read More

Brighter Green and the Indigenous Information Network (IIN)

From 2007, Brighter Green partnered with the Nairobi, Kenya–based Indigenous Information Network (IIN). Founded in 1996, IIN works on development issues that affect and impact Indigenous peoples and local communities, with a focus on women, girls, children, youth… Read More