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Smart cities don’t add complication, they allow society to thrive

I still have in my head the notion that sustainability means green, green means countryside, and countryside means something nostalgic – a remote unreality for most of us, other than at weekends when we might consider a break from the urban or suburban areas in which we live. Technology...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 23 June 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 Giving Pledge: the world’s billionaires and their philanthropic promise UK ‘sharing economy’ gaining widespread momentum – report Obama promises measures to...


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The Giving Pledge: the world’s billionaires and their philanthropic promise

Can we really get all of the world’s billionaires to give away half of their wealth to charity? This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Philanthropy 2014.  Since the Giving Pledge was made public four years ago, some 127 of the world’s wealthiest individuals have...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Little Edstone Farm, Yorkshire

Standing amidst wonderful countryside close to the North Yorkshire Moors, Little Edstone Farm is a magnificent location for a combined sea and country holiday, it is available to book now through cottages4you. Secluded and tranquil, guests are free to explore the woodland and landscaped grounds, which are home to...


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TED talks: hackers: the internet’s immune system – Keren Elazari

Most internet hackers are trying to create a better world for society, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari in this week’s featured TED talk. Elazari, an analyst at the technology blog GigaOM, says hackers expose vulnerabilities, fight corruption and advocate for our rights. Some might use their skills for darker means, but the...


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Film review: Dirty Energy (2012)

Dirty Energy tells the story of the Deepwater Horizon disaster from a personal point of view, demonstrating that in the years after the event occurred, those living in the local area continue to be affected. On April 20 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which at the time was...


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Book review: The Dream of the Earth – Thomas Berry (2006)

The Dream of the Earth was first published in 1988 and since then has come to be considered as a foundational volume in ecological thought. Author Thomas Berry, who was a Catholic priest, demonstrates why it is important to consider the needs of the planet both for the environment...


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Royal Ascot: what is horse racing doing around sustainability?

As the Royal Ascot enters its fourth day of races and people put on their gladrags in preparation – with the hope of coming home with some winnings – Charlotte Malone looks at whether horse racing is moving towards sustainability. Each year, Royal Ascot welcomes 280,000 people over the...


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20 questions with… Lucy Siegle

Lucy Siegle answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. A columnist with the Guardian and Observer and reporter on programmes like The One Show and Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent, Siegle is the brains behind the acclaimed Observer Ethical Awards, which took place last week in London. She was appointed a visiting professor in...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 20 June 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. Education is the Seed for effective energy transformation Future sustainability leaders: Adam Lewthwaite Oakland votes to divest from ‘dirty energy economy’ based...


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Future sustainability leaders: Adam Lewthwaite

What will business look like in the future and who are our future leaders? This is the next instalment in our series speaking with a group of young people who are making waves in sustainability. All 12 are scholars on Forum for the Future’s renowned master’s course in leadership for sustainable...


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Education is the Seed for effective energy transformation

Education in the UK is in a prime position to be the leader in transformation of precious public sector energy resource management through Seed. Seed – or Sustainable Efficient Energy Direction – encapsulates just one group of ideas that SaveMoneyCutCarbon is shaping to create effective strategies for schools, academies,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 19 June 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. Is generation Y becoming generation right? We need ‘lobbying for good’ for successful climate action Government rejects MPs’ greener vision for HS2...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Ethical Pets

Ethical Pets is an online retailer for pet owners, selling various brands of organic, GMO-free, vegetarian and low-carbon food for all kinds of animal companions. Set up in 2011 by animal lovers Joey and Anna, it aimsto widen the ethical options for pet owners. It sells a wide range...


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Is generation Y becoming generation right?

We begin our youth as left-wing idealists with little focus on self-enrichment. As we age, however, we become progressively right-wing – with a focus on individual goals. Today, people in generation Y are on the political right of where their parents and grandparents were as youngsters, representing a change...


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