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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 22 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. Oxitec: the Oxford business genetically engineering a dead end of mosquitos Sustainable investment is built on trust Former environment secretary Owen Paterson...


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Meet the Blue & Green Tomorrow team: Tom Revell

With Sustainable September drawing closer, we thought we’d open a window into the world of Blue & Green Tomorrow. Journalist Tom Revell tells us about his background, interest in sustainability and what the future might hold. Tell us briefly about your background and your current role. I’m from the village of...


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Sustainable September speaker Will Day on Guardian chat today

PwC’s sustainability adviser Will Day, who will take part to Sustainable September’s all day conference, will be on the Guardian’s live chat today to answer questions about conscious businesses and sustainability. Day will join others, like Dan Gregory, head of policy at Social Economy Alliance and co-founder of Conscious Business...


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Sustainable investment is built on trust

Trust is vital to socially responsible investing (SRI) and funds are now digging much deeper into potential investments, says Richard Essex. This article is an extract from Richard Essex’s 2014 book, Invest, Feel Good and Make a Difference, which is available now on Amazon. Trust is vital for the success of...


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Oxitec: the Oxford business genetically engineering a dead end for mosquitos

The mosquito is by some way the deadliest animal in the world. In terms of the number of human victims they claim each year nothing comes close, not even humans. Certain species of the midge-like insects can carry extremely harmful diseases, which are transmitted when they feed on human...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 21 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. Together in Electric Dreams? Abundance Generation’s Karl Harder on being part of the bigger conversation Scientists to investigate Arctic sea ice melt...


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Sustainability institute of the week: Global Sustainability Institute

The Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) was established by Anglia Ruskin University in 2011 as part of a commitment to sustainability in research and training. GSI’s mission is to establish an internationally significant centre for excellence for integrated sustainability thinking and teaching, drawing on the breadth of expertise within the...


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Together in Electric Dreams?

The UK government has extended its financial support for electric vehicles by a further £500m, which is likely to accelerate the steady growth in this sector. Yet investors looking for low-risk growth should also consider the broader theme of vehicle efficiency, says Ben Goldsmith. A new, futuristic-looking car has...


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Top ecotourism destinations: Røros, Norway

Former mining town of Røros in Norway is one of the top ecotourism destinations suggested by responsibletravel.com ahead of the 11th World Responsible Tourism Awards. Røros, in the Norwegian county of Sør-Trøndelag, used to be an iconic mining town, famous for its copper reserves and is now “a place...


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Top features of the week: July 20

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Mike Mompi explored how social impact investment is making its way to the mainstream. For Solar Independence Day, Jemma Collins visited the Hollies solar farm in Lincolnshire to discover more about solar power, while Michelle Thew argued that it is time government,...


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What would we do with an extra £50,000?

On Thursday we wrote about what we would do with £200,000 pledged for our initial share offer. Since then we’ve had another £50,000 pledged, which is astonishing. So what would we do with that extra investment? On Thursday we focused on developments such as improving our website and launching...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Rufford Park Lodge, Nottinghamshire

Approached by a private drive, this idyllically peaceful and smartly furnished detached property, enjoys open farmland views and is available to book now through cottages4you. A grade II listed converted hunting lodge situated in what used to be the grounds of Rufford Abbey, which is a short drive or...


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Blue and Green’s top 10 electric cars: #2 Tesla S Model

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. Tesla’s s range is by far the most supreme in the electric car range. Creating a storm in the industry, Tesla are industry leaders with a view...


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Abundance Generation’s Karl Harder on being part of the bigger conversation

Karl Harder speaks to Blue & Green Tomorrow about his upcoming sustainable energy debate at Sustainable September and why he thinks the renewable energy investment sector is so important. Harder is the co-founder and operations director at renewable energy crowdfunding platform, Abundance Generation. He will be arguing against the...


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Top articles of the week: July 19

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, as part of the government reshuffle Owen Paterson was sacked from his post of environment secretary and has been replaced by Liz Truss. We also discussed in a new study how rainfall levels are expected to drop by 40% in Australia, creating...


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