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TED talks: your top five featured TED Talks

At Blue & Green Tomorrow, we like to spend our Friday afternoons sharing with you our favourite informative, enlightening, jaw-dropping TED talks. As a special treat this week, we round up your favourites. These five clips are the featured TED talks most watched by our readers. 1. Does money...


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Film review: Extinction in Progress (2014)

The poorest country in the western hemisphere, Haiti, is still trying to recover following a devastating earthquake in 2010. Extinction in Progress examines another disastrous issue the country faces – degradation of its natural resources. The film states that overpopulation, unsustainable agriculture and an ever-growing need for cheap energy...


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Book review: When the Rivers Run Dry – Fred Pearce (2007)

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water – The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century follows science correspondent Fred Peace as he travels to more than 30 countries to examine the current state of crucial water supplies. The book argues that the world is running out of water, even in...


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UK higher education partners with UN to promote global sustainability study

UK higher education has underlined its commitment to sustainability studies through North-South collaboration on developing specialist graduates in the area. The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) has just agreed a three-year partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to advance sustainable innovation. The partnership brings together...


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20 questions with…Stuart Singleton-White

Stuart Singleton-White answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Stuart Singleton-White, senior manager of external communications for Europe and Australia at the Rainforest Alliance will take part to the Sustainable September’s retail debate, one of the many events organised for Blue & Green Tomorrow’s month-long sustainability event. He...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 25 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. The Secret Environmentalist: Exit, pursued by a (Green) Blob Row between ABTA and responsible travel operator over orca circus EU commissioners announce...


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Meet the Blue & Green Tomorrow team: Chloe-Louise Cole

With Sustainable September drawing closer, we thought we’d open a window into the world of Blue & Green Tomorrow. Chloe-Louise tells us about her background, interest in sustainability and what the future might hold. Tell us briefly about your background and your current role. I’m from Cambridgeshire and, as I had...


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The Secret Environmentalist: Exit, pursued by a (Green) Blob

Poor Owen Patterson, he’s not exactly Steve McQueen. Like Steve, Owen was (or felt) attacked by a blob, his borrowed term for the environmental movement; a mix of NGOs, lobbying organisations and other environmental interest groups. The erstwhile UK environment secretary apparently felt besieged by a well-funded, coordinated machine....


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Why we’re supporting Sustainable September: Ecology Building Society

Several organisations are helping us organise and underwrite Sustainable September, the month-long celebration of sustainability, for which you can buy your tickets here. We are asking each of them to tell us why they are supporting the event. Next up is the Ecology Building Society. Why is Ecology supporting Sustainable September?...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 24 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. ‘Illustrate links’ between money and the real world to boost sustainable investment Australian responsible investment funds outperforming the mainstream London among cities...


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Meet the Blue & Green Tomorrow team: Seth Kirby

With Sustainable September drawing closer, we thought we’d open a window into the world of Blue & Green Tomorrow. Seth Kirby tells us about his background, interest in sustainability and what the future might hold. Tell us briefly about you background and your current role For the early part...


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20 questions with… Karl Harder

Karl Harder answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Karl Harder, the co-founder and operations director at renewable energy crowdfunding platform Abundance Generation, will be joining the Sustainable September energy debate on September 16 as part of Blue & Green Tomorrow’s month-long sustainability event. He will debate, along...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Lanka Kade

Lanka Kade is a Sri Lanka-based business that produces multicultural and fairtrade toys and gifts for children responsibly made by local communities with recycled materials. Lanka Kade – which means the Sri Lankan shop – was founded in 1994 by couple Upul and Diane and aims to trade products...


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‘Illustrate links’ between money and the real world to boost sustainable investment

The financial world needs to be better at connecting the dots between an investor’s money and the real world impacts it is having, according to a leading sustainable investment fund manager. Simon Clements, who works for Alliance Trust Investments, said “illustrating the link” between the two would help boost...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 23 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. Crowdfunding – it’s not all about the money War on the high street: Lush’s battle against environmental destruction North West could see...


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