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Per ardua ad astra – an update on Sustainable September

“Through adversity to the stars” is the motto for the Royal Air Force, which is apposite for a magazine that grew out of the RAF county of Lincolnshire. Visit Lincoln sometime, best Castle-Cathedral combo in the world. Period. Anyway, here’s an update on Sustainable September. Heart-breaking though it was,...


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Angels back regeneration via the crowd

Regeneration needs to consider the needs of the community the area serves, says Clare Jones of ClearlySo. Those who live in certain London boroughs – and other urban centres throughout the country – are all too familiar with how regeneration, with its millions of pounds in investment, can be...


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A designer future: communicating sustainability by design

Sustainable design, be it fashion, home décor, packaging, electronics or anything else, has many guises. There is the unapologetically crunchy: the steampunk-esque hacked tech, upcycled furniture or refashioned clothes that wear their hearts on their sleeves. Then there is efficient design: gadgets that are streamlined to be transported more...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 21 August 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. Reclaiming the night: Northumberland’s dark skies The Global Reporting Initiative: the ‘keeper of the keys’ of corporate sustainability Green volunteers should receive...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Faux

Faux is a leading luxury brand producing faux fur clothes and home accessories rigorously made in London by the same family since its beginnings. The fur industry has been unanimously criticised over the past few decades for the sufferance it inflicts to animals such as rabbits, minks or foxes,...


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The Global Reporting Initiative: the ‘keeper of the keys’ of corporate sustainability

Michael Meehan, the new chief executive of the Global Reporting Initiative, speaks to Tom Revell about the future of corporate sustainability reporting and the challenges of uniting the market.  In July the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the world leader in the reporting of corporate sustainability, welcomed Michael Meehan as...


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Reclaiming the night: Northumberland’s dark skies

I was pretty amazed at the glowing speckles in the sky. Living in London, and having been brought up in the densely populated south east, I’ve been used to the night sky having a faint orange glow to it, rather than being dark and deep – or, on a...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 20 August 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. Why collaboration improves supply chains sustainability and the ways you can do it Tories ‘out of touch’ with British public on renewable...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Jay Barn, Gloucestershire

The beautiful Jay Barn offers plenty of room and an ideal place to explore the Cotswolds and is available to book now through cottages4you. Attractive rural surroundings with sweeping views, a suntrap garden and a beautifully appointed and very comfortable interior, ensure this converted 19th century barn makes the...


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Ethical IFA of the week: Ethical Futures

There are many independent financial advisers (IFAs) across the country, that give advice on ethical, sustainable and responsible investment. Among them is the Edinburgh-based Ethical Futures. Ethical Futures was established in 2005 by financial advisers Julian Parrott and Martin Wight, to help people plan for their futures by investing...


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Why collaboration improves supply chain sustainability and the ways you can do it

Collaboration could allow organisations to tackle problems far greater than themselves, and work together for more sustainable and transparent supply chains, writes Martin Chilcott, founder and CEO of 2degrees. With the impacts of climate change, a global population of 9 billion and a dramatic expansion of the middle-classes, our...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 19 August 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. Poll: three quarters of MPs don’t understand how money is made Half of world could face extreme water scarcity by 2095 Ministers...


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The Scottish referendum is good news for renewable energy

The forthcoming Scottish Referendum could be a useful trigger for improved strategic planning within the renewable energy sector, writes Richard Essex. The need for strategic planning with regards to renewables has never been greater. Yet there is a growing frustration that this government (and potentially future governments) will be...


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Sustainability institute of the week: Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research

The Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research (ISSR) was launched in 2012 and brings together the world-class sustainability research carried out at Plymouth University. The institute has over 420 members, including over 300 researchers investigating sustainability from a variety of different disciplines and perspectives including science, business, and health. It...


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Top ecotourism destinations: Puerto Rico

The Caribbean archipelago is home to many diverse species of fauna and flora and offers amazing eco-tours to travelers wishing to enjoy its tropical natural beauty in a sustainable way. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the US, located between the Dominican Republic, the US Virgin Islands and...


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