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Book review: This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein (2014)

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, from the international bestselling author Naomi Klein, argues that global warming is not about carbon but about capitalism, because a focus on growth and profit is exacerbating the problem. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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On this day in 1893: Women gained voting right in New Zealand

On September 19 in 1893, New Zealand became the first country to pass a bill allowing women to vote, paving the way for others that later agreed on women’s suffrage. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Governor Lord Glasgow gave...


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Film review: The Price of Sand (2013)

The Price of Sand investigates the frac sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin, US. Pure silica sand has seen rapid increase in demand and has become a valuable commodity, leading to mines opening up across the states. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Save B&GT: We’ve hit 30% – thank you!

If we can get to 50% in the next few days we can secure the other half. Our average pledge is £208, so we just need another 87 of those to hit £45,000. The average pledge across Crowdfunder is around £52, so we’d just need another 346 of those....


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Scotland’s decision: a more sustainable United Kingdom democracy

Scotland’s independence debate has dispelled the myth that people are apathetic about politics. What is critical is the importance of the vote and the way the campaign is conducted. A clash of opposing ideas creates a higher turnout. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 19 September 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. Met Office warns of high pollution levels in southeast England New series demonstrates climate change impacts on businesses Two of the ‘big...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 18 September round up

Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow we reported on the UN general-secretary announcing he was to take part in a climate march and the results of our Scottish referendum poll. Leonardo DiCaprio confirmed as UN climate change representative Hollywood actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has been appointed by United Nations...


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Community Energy Fortnight: Low Carbon hub

The Community Energy Fortnight hopes to raise awareness of renewable energy projects this September. As part of the national event, the Low Carbon Hub – a social enterprise in Oxford working with key stakeholders to lower carbon emissions and develop renewable, community-driven energy projects -are launching a share offer for a new...


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Paul Robinson: capitalism isn’t working – speech

Paul Robinson, CEO of Alquity spoke about capitalism and transforming the financial industry to change the world as the company rebranded and launched a new emerging market fund. The full text of the speech is below. A kick-about that changed everything… For me, this journey started with a ball....


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Scottish independence: Blue & Green readers’ view

In perfect symmetry the share of Blue & Green readers in Scotland who want to see it as an independent nation matches those who don’t elsewhere. ‘Yes to independence’ for our readers in Scotland and ‘no to independence’ for our readers elsewhere. Our flash poll saw 167 readers vote....


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Scotland decides as Blue & Green readers decide our fate

Some 4.3 million Scots may be going to the polls today to decide their country’s status as an independent or union nation, but 3,500 Blue & Green subscribers and 72,000 readers are deciding our fate on whether they pledge to keep us going or not. We really need your...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 18 September 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. UK at all-time low in attractiveness for renewable energy investment Companies set to justify executive pay Urgent ban on fracking in the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 17 September round up

Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we reported on extreme weather events displaced 22 million people – three time more than conflict – and the Financial Reporting Council unveiled changes to the corporate governance code to focus businesses on the long term. Google reveal data requests from governments up...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Colin Leslie Eyewear

Colin Leslie Eyewear produces popular and eco-friendly glasses and sunglasses that are made ethically and are becoming a must-have among celebrities. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The glasses are made of responsibly sourced bamboo and other simple recycled materials,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 17 September 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. Responsible travel is to give back to the community you visit Pension funds urge firms to engage with shareholders over executive pay...



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