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The Chinese Green Finance Revolution Is Set to Take the World by Storm

This century has witnessed the peak of human civilization, in terms of sheer progress in technology, industry and human capability. This peak, however, is accompanied by large scale depletion of environmental resources, pollution and harm to the environment. Hence, the need for green finance is larger than ever. Green...


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Green Financing and Responsible Investing: A New Way of Life in Canada

Responsible investing is very much in vogue in Canada. The present scenario in Canada is immensely encouraging and inspiring. Currently companies in Canada are concerned and very much aware of their social and environmental footprint. They are realizing how any wrong steps or initiatives by them could adversely affect...


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Green Finance: An Apt Answer to China’s Pollution Related Crisis

About a month back a documentary called Under the Dome was released by Chai Jing, a reputed journalist. This documentary shook the entire nation as it highlighted the serious extent of air pollution in the country. The documentary was watched by more than 200 million people across the nation...


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Slow and Steady: Easy Ways to Start an Emergency Food Stockpile

When the apocalypse comes, will you have enough food? OK, in all seriousness, an emergency food supply is a good thing to have just in case the power goes out or there’s a state of emergency and the roads are closed for an extended period of time. At the...


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Your Obsolete Electronics: Recycle, Repurpose and Reap the Rewards

Technology is moving at such a rapid pace and this means that there are bound to be more than a few gadgets in your home that are so last year. No sooner do you buy the latest version of your favourite gadget, only to find that the manufacturer is...


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Why Hardwood Flooring is Often a Better Choice Than Carpet

Hardwood flooring is very easy to clean and maintain. It is tough and strong, and will not easily discolour or stain. The disadvantages of carpet 1) According to John Bower, studies have shown that there are over 10 million organisms living in one square foot of carpet. These organisms...


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Clothes from yesteryear inspire sustainable fashion range

A master’s student from Nottingham Trent University took inspiration from her mother’s wardrobe to research a new clothing collection which combats the culture of fast fashion. Mihaela Markovic, who’s studying MA Fashion Knitwear Design at the School of Art & Design, created Clothes My Mother Wore after becoming inspired...


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Digital campaign launched to help shoppers reduce food waste

Electrical retailer AO.com has unveiled a new campaign designed to help tackle the food waste epidemic in the UK, currently costing the country an estimated £19bn every year. The campaign centres around an interactive platform entitled “A Wasteless Journey” that takes consumers through an average shopping trip, from picking...


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Investing our way towards dystopia

Dystopian fiction is all the rage on the silver screen. From Terminator: Genisys, Mad Max: Fury Road, the final instalment of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay, to the next instalment of Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, to Divergent’s sequel, Insurgent. Meanwhile, mainstream investment seems determined to make all that fiction a...


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How adoption of Moringa Oleifera as a health supplement supports developing world farmers

It may seem like there is always some exotic sounding plant or other being touted for its supposed health benefits. Sometimes, when the claims are genuine and can be proven, these plant extracts become a common part of our typical health or beauty regimes – for example it is...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 10 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. University of Warwick commits to fossil fuel divestment Report: oil investments facing ‘heightened risks’ Summer budget 2015: benefit cuts to affect 13m...


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Solar power: making money or just changing the world?

In 2010 the BBC ran a radio series called A History of the World in 100 Objects. Based on exhibits from the British Museum, the series stretched from pre-historic artefacts to a Russian revolutionary plate. Object 100 though was chosen to represent the future. Neil MacGregor the British art historian and...


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How cooking endangers planet and people

Almost half of the world’s population still uses open fires to cook their food risking a number of diseases because of their exposure to air pollution, explains Nathalia Hentze Nielsen, communications manager for Dazin. Can you remember the last time you cooked a meal over open fire? I am going to take...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 9 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. Climate-aligned bonds grow 20% to reach $600bn Summer Budget 2015: renewables Climate Change Levy exemption to be scrapped Ambitious policy ‘essential’ to...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 8 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. Investments in gas projects could become stranded, warns Carbon Tracker Report: economic growth and achieving emissions targets possible ‘Unprecedented level of cooperation’...



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