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TED talks: paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore: Leyla Acaroglu

With a rising global population, greater demand in consumerism and many tightly-held green myths, ecological systems are expected to face grave pressures in the coming decades. Leyla Acaroglu, designer and sustainability strategist, discusses how we can rethink environmental folklore in this week’s featured TED talk. “Everything at some point...


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20 questions with… Joel Solomon

Joel Solomon answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Chairman of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest social venture capital firm, Solomon is a compelling speaker on ethical and responsible investment. He was interviewed by Blue & Green Tomorrow in 2013 and has since become a valued contributor. His 2013 TED talk on morality and...


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Why the Treasury makes it hard to invest sustainably

Canary Wharf is a surreal place. Part theme park, part Alcatraz, it sits on top of a subterranean network of luxury shops: conspicuous consumption underpinning the heart of our financial sector. If you haven’t been, I’d recommend it, if only to experience the lingering sense of removal from reality....


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 28 February 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. Owen Paterson should get with the conservation programme Fairtrade Fortnight and the environment: fair is the new green Report welcomes progress as nearly...


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Sustainable holiday destinations: Fjords, Norway

The Fjords of Norway are a collection of unique, stunning and diverse natural landscapes, from mountains to waterfalls. Its Viking heritage can be experienced through active holidays and national designated wildlife routes. Situated in the western part of the country, the Norwegian Fjords are broken down into four main...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Cuckoo Springs Cottages, Newcastle Emlyn

Cuckoo Springs is a haven of peace and tranquillity and is available to book now through cottages4you. Set in 20 acres of fields and bluebell woods Cuckoo Springs offers guests a beautiful place to relax. The property is just four miles from award-winning beaches and the historic market town...


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Owen Paterson should get with the conservation programme

Climate change is real and human activity is a significant contributor to it. Our unenvironmental secretary rejects this simple truth. Just as the majority of people accept the scientific consensus on medicine for our health, and engineering for our built environment, the majority should accept the scientific consensus on...


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Fairtrade Fortnight and the environment: fair is the new green

The Fairtrade system doesn’t just protect farmers and communities; it also ensures that food production is sustainable for the whole ecosystem, as this is the only way to achieve long-term prosperity. The latest Fairtrade Fortnight launched on Monday, focusing on bananas, one of Britain’s favourite fruit that is consistently...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 27 February 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. Women play a key role in helping make the investment world sustainable David Cameron: ‘climate change on of the most serious threats...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Just Trade

Just Trade offers Fairtrade jewellery made by artists from developing countries and trains them to design and shape jewels in a co-operative way. It was set up in 2006 to help a small Fairtrade project in Peru, the Zoe Project, to thrive and conquer a slice of the European...


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Women play a key role in helping make the investment world sustainable

Women are leading the way in sustainable investment – according to academic research and lots of anecdotal evidence. It is for this reason why they are crucial in the transition towards sustainability. When it comes to sustainable and responsible investment (SRI), women are a “significant economic force”. That’s according to...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 25 February 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. FTSE: sustainability at the world’s leading investment index provider Shell investors urged to take action on ‘high-risk’ Arctic drilling Investment banks ‘could...


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Fairtrade Fortnight video: Banana Wars

There are several communities around the world whose prosperity depends on bananas. Despite one in three bananas sold in the UK being certified Fairtrade – meaning that farmers are ensured a minimum price and a premium for each box sold – the mainstream market is squeezing resources and keeping...


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FTSE: sustainability at the world’s leading investment index provider

In 2001, a new investment index caused controversy when it omitted some of the UK’s leading companies on ethical grounds. Tesco, Safeway and the Royal Bank of Scotland all failed to make it onto the FTSE4Good, launched by leading index firm FTSE. Speaking to the BBC at the time,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 25 February 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. Fairtrade Fortnight: the great banana ‘price war’ uncovered HS2 could increase flood risk, MPs fear Ed Miliband: Climate change is a ‘national...


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