Mia MacDonald

Mia MacDonald is a public policy analyst and writer who has worked as a consultant to a range of international non-governmental organizations—including the Ford Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, the Green Belt Movement, the Sierra Club, and Save the Children as well as several United Nations agencies, among others—on issues of environment, gender, sustainable development, women's rights and gender equality, reproductive health and population, and conservation and animal protection. She is founder and executive director of Brighter Green, a non-profit public policy "action tank." Brighter Green aims to raise awareness and encourage dialogue on and attention to issues that span the environment, animals, and sustainable development both globally and locally.

Mia has published many articles in popular and environmental media, authored a number of policy papers and reports, and has contributed to three books, including Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai's best-selling autobiography, Unbowed. She is a Senior Fellow of the Worldwatch Institute and has taught in the human rights program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. (2009)

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