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Happy holidays from Brighter Green. Here's what we did this year, and what we're planning for 2016. We appreciate your interest in and support of our work. Photo below by Jacqui (Flickr: shannonsong).
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Happy Holidays from Brighter Green
As we end 2015, we at Brighter Green would like to wish you all the best for the holidays and the New Year. 
Brighter Green's Executive Director, Mia MacDonald, and Associate, Wanqing Zhou, recently returned from COP21 in Paris, France. We had a multi-media exhibit space, shared with partners Global Forest Coalition and Humane Society International, where we displayed and disseminated our policy research. We also coordinated a well-attended side event, highlighting meat and its significant impact on global climate change. We also screened our short documentary What’s For Dinner? and released Wanqing’s discussion paper The Triangle: The Evolution and Future of Industrial Animal Agriculture in the U.S., China, and Brazil. Mia MacDonald was interviewed in Time to Choose, the new documentary about climate change by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson (bottom right, with Wanqing in Paris)which screened in Paris during the climate conference.
What's For Dinner? director Jian Yi wrote a trending article for The Guardian earlier this month where he argued against a plan to clone up to one million cows in China for beef production. He also discussed our collaborative work on food and sustainability in China. To learn more about this work, please look at Wanqing Zhou's powerpoint presentation from COP21.
Brighter Green side event in Paris at COP21, from left to right: Wanqing ZhouJohan Rockström (EAT Initiative Chair and Stockholm Resilience Centre Executive Director)Anthony Froggatt (Chatham House)Jo Leinen (Member of the European Parliament), and Alexandra Clark (Humane Society International).
Thanks to Associate Wanqing Zhou, who contributed extensively in 2015 to our Food Policy and Equity program, spoke at many events (including COP21), live blogged the climate summit for our growing WeChat network in China, and synthesized a complex set of issues in China and other countries—contributing a unique perspective on the globalization of industrial livestock.
Program Associate, Caroline Wimberlyrepresented Brighter Green at three conferences on climate change mitigation and community resilience in South Africa. She screened What's For Dinner? and was joined for a discussion by guests, Tony Gerrans (middle) of Compassion in World Farming and Tozie Zokufa (right) of the Pan African Animal Welfare Alliance. She also wrote a blog series about her experiences traveling around South Africa and sharing Brighter Green's work.
We launched a new website for our East African Young Women's Leadership Initiative. We were proud to see Kakenya Joy Barta (right) graduate from her program in communications and journalism at Mt. Kenya University and Ledaiki Ann Nailantei complete her training as a wildlife protection officer for the Kenya Wildlife Service
This year we have had a strong global presence with representatives in Nairobi, Kenya; at the Animal Rights 2015 National Conference in Washington, DC; at the CSAP conference in Durban, South Africa; at the Committee on Food Security in Rome; at Expo Milano; and at Sustainatopia in Boston. Our documentary film, What's For Dinner?screened at the Minding Animals Conference 3 in New Delhi; the 2015 Vegetarian Food Asia Expo in Hong Kong; the University of Oxford; at The Ethics of What We Eat panel at Boston University; at VegFest UK Brighton; at the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame; at the AFO50 film festival in the Czech Republic; at DePaul University in Chicago; and at the Montreal Vegan Festival; as well as at more than 20 venues across China.
We plan to accomplish even more in 2016. We hope you'll consider making a tax-deductible donation so we can continue our unique work to increase awareness and policy and public action on issues that span the environment, animals, and global sustainability.

Thank you from Mia MacDonald and all of us at Brighter Green. Happy 2016.
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