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Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay: the mastering of the tide

Utterly predictable and with huge potential, could tidal lagoons provide the impetus that UK marine renewables need to thrive? This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Clean Energy 2014. At Swansea Bay, there are sandy beaches, surfers and dog walkers. Sometimes, porpoises glide through the...


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Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards: Q&A with Neal’s Yard Remedies

Louise Green is acting head of sustainability at Neal’s Yard Remedies, a leading British retailer of organic natural health and beauty products. The company won Ethical Corporation’s 2013 Responsible Business Award for its Bee Lovely campaign, in the consumer engagement category. In the run up to this year’s Responsible Business Awards,...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Rame View, Cornwall

Rame View cottage is the perfect place for families to enjoy the stunning views and activities that Cornwall has to offer and is available to book now through cottages4you. Enjoying an enviable position overlooking the tiny fishing village of Portwrinkle and the dramatic coastline of Whitsand Bay and Rame...


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Sustainable September: 20 questions with… Manda Brookman

Manda Brookman answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Manda Brookman is the director of CoaST: One Planet Tourism network, an independent social enterprise leading sustainable tourism in the Cornwall area, which she also co-founded. She will be speaking at Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Sustainable September Tourism Debate,...


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Bad restaurant lighting a big turn-off for customers

Poor restaurant lighting in the UK is driving away customers, according to a new survey. The OnePoll study surveyed 1,500 people across the UK for energy company Npower and found that nearly a third of respondents (29%) have walked out of a restaurant or bar because of bad lighting,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 5 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. Everybody’s 10% is more influential than a few with 100% Is it right to invest in an FFFF (Fossil Fuel Free Fund)?...


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The poets of the First World War: Siegfried Sassoon

This week marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. It is a week in which many will think of the horrors endured by so many in that first industrialised conflict, and of the millions who lost their lives. Few can reveal the truth of the...


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Everybody’s 10% is more influential than a few with 100%

If we all chip in to help sustainable and ethical investment move from the margins into the mainstream, the market will not only grow quicker, it will also gain credibility, writes Richard Essex. This article is an extract from Richard Essex’s 2014 book, Invest, Feel Good and Make a Difference,...


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Fill in our reader survey now and you can win an iPad, Kindle or charity donation

Would you like to win an iPad, Kindle Fire or charity donation? Then join the almost 700 readers who have told us what they think of Blue & Green Tomorrow by filling in our 2014 reader survey. We want to give you, our wonderful readers, the opportunity to tell us...


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Is it right to invest in an FFFF (Fossil Fuel Free Fund)?

With the arguments against investment in fossil fuel companies mounting, Clare Brook, founding partner at WHEB Listed Equities, asks if going fossil fuel free is simply the right thing to do. When the American environmentalist, Bill McKibben, published his article ‘Climate change’s terrifying new math’ in Rolling Stone magazine in 2012,...


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Renewable energy through the ages

The wind, the sun, steam, waves and organic materials were the first forms of energy that humans ever knew. The power of nature has accompanied mankind through the centuries but was cast aside as an energy source when fossil fuels – oil, gas and coal – started to prosper....


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 4 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. Integrated sustainability key to business resilience, according to new report MIT study links climate change, air pollution and decreasing food supplies Fashion...


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The poets of the First World War: Wilfred Owen

This week marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. It is a week in which many will think of the horrors endured by so many in that first industrialised conflict, and of the millions who lost their lives. Few can reveal the truth of the...


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Sustainability institute of the week: Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership has been working to build the leadership capacity necessary to tackle critical goal challenges for 25 years. Through education programmes and initiatives the organisation aims to deepen leaders’ understanding of the social, environmental and economic context in which they operate. The ambition of...


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Top ecotourism destinations: Palau, Pacific Ocean

To celebrate the conclusion of the 45th Pacific Islands Forum held in Koror, Palau, this week’s ecotourism destination is the tiny Pacific state that has decided to fight climate change through sustainable tourism. Similarly to other nations in the region, Palau and its people are threatened by the effects...


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