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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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Top features of the week: August 3

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Richard Essex discussed how investors have an ever-increasing range of safe sustainable investment options in today’s funds market. We also explored a few more of the confirmed speakers for our energy debate during Sustainable September, and the executive producer of The Simpsons...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Stables Cottage, Oban

Stables Cottage offers guests the perfect opportunity to explore the beauty west Scotland has to offer and is available to book now through cottages4you. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rich in wildlife, with pine marten, otters and golden eagles close by to the cottage. A warm welcome...


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Top articles of the week: August 2

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Scottish Renewables is using the Commonwealth Games as a platform to showcase Scotland’s renewable energy developments. We also discussed the launch of TripAdvisor’s new platform to make holidays greener, which will help European travellers choose hotels that are environmentally friendly. Finally, in...


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Blue and Green’s top 10 electric cars: #4 Nissan Leaf

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. The Nissan Leaf has enjoyed a level of dominance in the UK electric car market as it was the first to go on sale in 2010 – for...



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