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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Cairn View, Aviemore

Set on the fringes of Aviemore village, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland, this is a wonderful location to enjoy the outdoors available to book now through cottages4you. Sitting in a quiet cul-de-sac, these cottages are ideal for family gatherings. The hub of four...


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Sustainable September all-day conference to be held at Central Hall Westminster

Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Sustainable September all-day sustainability event – which will bring together leading experts on various aspects of sustainability – will be held at Central Hall Westminster in London, on September 30. Central Hall Westminster is committed to promoting sustainability through a series of measures to save...


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Better financial products from research: Blue & Green Research

Today, Blue and Green Tomorrow is launching a research platform for financial service companies to help them provide significantly better savings and investment products, more tailored to the needs of savers and investors. Why does this matter to our readers? Because we want you to get even better products....


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Meet the Blue & Green Tomorrow team: Ilaria Bertini

With Sustainable September drawing closer, we thought we’d open a window into the world of Blue & Green Tomorrow. Journalist Ilaria Bertini tells us about his background, interest in sustainability and what the future might hold. Tell us briefly about your background and your current role. I come from Northwest Italy...


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Reader Survey 2014: your opportunity to win a prize and buy a share in Blue & Green Tomorrow

Join 450 readers who have already told us what they think we should write about and get your chance to win an iPad mini, Kindle Fire or a charity donation. Having moved from 8,400 to 84,000 readers in just two years, we want to keep doing what our readers...


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Ethical IFA of the week: Lee Coates

Ethical investment expert Lee Coates has done it all. As founder-director of Ethical Investors Group, a specialist ethical financial advice firm, he has over 25 years’ experience under his belt. He set up a screening service for charities, faith groups and funds called Ethical Screening, serves as vice-chair of...


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Crowdfunding – it’s not all about the money

At the forefront of an alternative finance revolution, crowdfunding is changing business for the better, writes Jess Ratty of Crowdfunder. There are some pretty big stats and data out there talking about future finance, with one of biggest laying claim to the fact that the UK alternative finance market...


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War on the high street: Lush’s battle against environmental destruction

Lush’s ethical director Hilary Jones speaks to Ilaria Bertini about ethical cosmetics and sustainable spending. First comes the scent, then the look. Anyone who has ventured into one of Lush’s many stores around the UK knows the retailer has a very original and sensory way of presenting its products:...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 22 July headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Oxitec: the Oxford business genetically engineering a dead end of mosquitos Sustainable investment is built on trust Former environment secretary Owen Paterson...


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Meet the Blue & Green Tomorrow team: Tom Revell

With Sustainable September drawing closer, we thought we’d open a window into the world of Blue & Green Tomorrow. Journalist Tom Revell tells us about his background, interest in sustainability and what the future might hold. Tell us briefly about your background and your current role. I’m from the village of...


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Sustainable September speaker Will Day on Guardian chat today

PwC’s sustainability adviser Will Day, who will take part to Sustainable September’s all day conference, will be on the Guardian’s live chat today to answer questions about conscious businesses and sustainability. Day will join others, like Dan Gregory, head of policy at Social Economy Alliance and co-founder of Conscious Business...


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Sustainable investment is built on trust

Trust is vital to socially responsible investing (SRI) and funds are now digging much deeper into potential investments, says Richard Essex. This article is an extract from Richard Essex’s 2014 book, Invest, Feel Good and Make a Difference, which is available now on Amazon. Trust is vital for the success of...


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Oxitec: the Oxford business genetically engineering a dead end for mosquitos

The mosquito is by some way the deadliest animal in the world. In terms of the number of human victims they claim each year nothing comes close, not even humans. Certain species of the midge-like insects can carry extremely harmful diseases, which are transmitted when they feed on human...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 21 July headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Together in Electric Dreams? Abundance Generation’s Karl Harder on being part of the bigger conversation Scientists to investigate Arctic sea ice melt...


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Sustainability institute of the week: Global Sustainability Institute

The Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) was established by Anglia Ruskin University in 2011 as part of a commitment to sustainability in research and training. GSI’s mission is to establish an internationally significant centre for excellence for integrated sustainability thinking and teaching, drawing on the breadth of expertise within the...


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