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What is your name?
Danielle Nierenberg
What is your job title?
Senior Researcher & co-Director, Nourishing the Planet
What organisation do you work for?
Worldwatch Institute
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Access and benefit sharing, Agriculture, Biodiversity targets, Biotechnology, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Education, Endangered species, Forests, Invasive species, Poverty and biodiversity, Protected areas, Trade and biodiversity, Traditional knowledge, Urban biodiversity, Wetlands
What languages do you speak?
English & Spanish
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Danielle Nierenberg begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting is a Senior Researcher at the Worldwatch Institute and co-Project Director of State of World 2011: Nourishing the Planet. Her knowledge of sustainable agriculture issues, in particular factory farming and its global spread, has been cited widely in the New York Times Magazine, the International Herald Tribune, the Washington Post, and other media. Danielle worked for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and currently volunteers at farmers' markets, the Earth Sangha (an urban reforestation organization), and 1Well (an NGO focused on sustainable development projects around the world). She holds an M.S. in agriculture, food, and environment from Tufts University and a B.A. in environmental policy from Monmouth College.

Danielle appeared in the 2008 documentary "Meat the Truth" discussing the impact of livestock production on climate change, and her work has been televised on Voice of America and local television and radio stations around the world. She has presented to international audiences including members of the Mexican National Congress, the American Public Health Association, the British Society for Animal Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as university students, policymakers, farmers, chefs, and consumers.

Danielle Nierenberg's Blog

Going Green in 2012: 12 Steps for the Developing World

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.

Many of us are thinking about the changes we want to make this year. For some, these changes will be financial; for others, physical or spiritual. But for all of us, there are important resolutions we can make to “green” our lives. Although this is often a subject focused on by industrialized nations, people in…


Posted on January 19, 2012 at 18:07

Going Green: 12 Simple Steps for 2012

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.

As we head into 2012, many of us will be resolving to lose those few extra pounds, save more money, or spend a few more hours with our families and friends. But there are also some resolutions we can make to make our lives a little greener. Each of us, especially in the United States, can make a commitment to reducing our environmental…


Posted on December 28, 2011 at 20:46

World Grain Production Down in 2010, But Recovering

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.

World grain production fell in 2010, exacerbating a global food situation already plagued by rising prices, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. Despite record rice…


Posted on December 1, 2011 at 18:45

Global Expansion of High-speed Railroads Gains Steam

Interest in high-speed rail (HSR) is growing around the world and the number of countries running these trains is expected to nearly double over the next few years, according to new research by the Worldwatch Institute for Vital Signs Online. By 2014, high-speed trains will be operating in nearly 24 countries, including China, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the United… Continue

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 18:09

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At 7:37 on July 22, 2011, Phil Pauley said…

Hi Danielle,

I was reading you post on Biodiversity Media Alliance and thought I would drop you a line, I hope that you do not mind.

We would be honoured if you were to post the same or similar articles on our global sustainability website




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