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Gone, but not completely forgotten

There comes a point in every person’s career when the time is right to take a break. Alex Blackburne is taking a sabbatical from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Having helped take us from 8,400 visitors in May 2012 to 84,000 this June, he’s decided he needs to return to...


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It’s time investors and businesses asked questions about animal testing

It’s time government, businesses and investment managers clubbed together to ban animal testing once and for all, writes Michelle Thew of Cruelty Free International. In March 2011, then-Home Office minister Lynne Featherstone MP promised the UK a ban on animal tested household products: “The prohibition will apply to both finished household products...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 16 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. Lessons in sustainability from the city that touches the clouds Sustainable Investment Bootcamp, Edinburgh – review Liz Truss to replace Owen Paterson...


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Do you want to own a slice of Blue & Green Tomorrow?

On Monday we launched our 2014 Reader Survey. Contained within was the little announcement that we’ll shortly be offering our readers the opportunity to buy shares in Blue & Green Communications Limited, Blue & Green Tomorrow’s ultimate owner. In just 24-hours we had £53,000 offered. To date, the business...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Game Keepers, Llangadog

These two cottages, situated in Llangadog, Wales, are perfectly located to explore the Brecon Beacons and are available to book now through cottages4you. Two delightfully located cottages on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and in stunning countryside share a cobbled courtyard with the owner’s stables and...


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Sustainable Investment Bootcamp, Edinburgh – review

Blue & Green Tomorrow hosted a Sustainable Investment Bootcamp for financial advisers on June 26 in Edinburgh. Four leading funds presented and discussed a range of sustainable and responsible investment themes to a number of interested advisers, which was hosted by Standard Life in its central Edinburgh office. The...


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Lessons in sustainability from the city that touches the clouds

The year is 2000 and Jan Levy is in Bolivia. A year into his MBA course, he had become disillusioned. Fed up of the share price-obsessed budding bankers and consultants, he had made the trip to South America in his summer break to do some volunteering. He is standing...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 15 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. Solar power: renewables energy’s ’more acceptable face’ Social impact: on the angel investment agenda Study: UK must adopt sustainable approach to food, health...


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Meet the Blue & Green Tomorrow team: Jemma Collins

With Sustainable September drawing closer, we thought we’d open a window into the world of Blue & Green Tomorrow. Journalist Jemma Collins tells us about her background, interest in sustainability and what the future might hold. Tell us briefly about your background and your current role. I have always...


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Social impact: on the angel investment agenda

Mike Mompi of ClearlySo writes how social impact investment might just be making its way into the mainstream. In early July, I was fortunate enough to attend the UK Business Angel Association (UKBAA) Angel Investment Awards. Every year, it is an exceptional event and well-attended by some of the most...


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Solar power: renewable energy’s ‘more acceptable face’

Solar farms across the UK opened their doors to the public on July 4 as part of Solar Independence Day. Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Jemma Collins went to visit the Hollies solar farm in sunny Skegness, Lincolnshire. Solar Independence Day, set up by the trade body the Solar Trade...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 14 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. Scientists call for action on plastics being dumped in marine environment Electric vehicles in UK could reach 5 million with right policies,...


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More readers than Manchester United’s Old Trafford could hold

Manchester United’s home ground, Old Trafford, has a capacity of 75,731. It’s the fourth largest stadium in Britain, after Wembley, Twickenham and the Olympic Stadium. On July 4, our monthly readership hit 76,283. Thank you to all 76,283 of you. Opened in 1910, after spending the princely sum of £90,000...


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Top features of the week: July 13

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Richard Essex explored how you can invest positively and feel good about it and how the sustainable investor is no longer marginal. We also discussed executive pay as an issue of responsible business for shareholders, while Melinda Harm Benson and Robin Craig...


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Top ecotourism destinations: Bonito, Brazil

Bonito, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, is one of the top ecotourism destinations suggested by responsibletravel.com ahead of the 11th World Responsible Tourism Awards. Bonito is a municipality in the Mato Grosso do Sul state in central-west Brazil and has been often referred to as the ‘Caribbean...


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