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Climate change will have a ‘major impact’ on food production

Patrick Elf speaks with Peter Andrews, sustainability executive at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), on how to feed people sustainably given the serious and numerous social and environmental challenges we face. FDF is the voice of the UK food and drinks manufacturing industry, with members such as Mondelez,...


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Are cities where sustainable futures will be made?

Cities – those grey, urban, concrete structures – could be the green centres of the modern world. Rolling hills and lush fields may be actually green, but in terms of contributing to a sustainable future, quiet countryside towns may have a far smaller impact. Of course, urban areas contribute...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 9 June 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. The secret shipping industry uncovered ‘To understand climate change, think of the game Tetris’ To BP or not to BP? Protest against...


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The secret shipping industry uncovered

The shipping industry transports 90% of the goods we use and consume – so why do we know so little about it? This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Transport 2014.  The shipping industry transports around 90% of all imports to the west. It has...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Beer Farm, Somerset

Beer Farm, near Wiveliscombe in Somerset, is the perfect place to get away from it all, and is available to book now through cottages4you. Tucked away in rural Somerset on the edge of Exmoor, down a private track in 15 acres, this detached barn conversion, decorated and furnished to...


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TED talks: how the teddy bear taught us compassion – Jon Mooallem

The way we tell stories matters and can have very real consequences on the survival of certain wild animals, says writer Jon Mooallem in this week’s featured TED talk. He opens with the story of Theodore Roosevelt’s encounter with a black bear in 1902. The former US president spared the bear’s...


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Film review: If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

If A Tree Falls explores the origins and motivations of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), an organisation of radical environmentalists that went on to be called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat” by the FBI. ELF was founded in the UK in 1992 and has since spread to become...


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Book review: The End of Poverty – Jeffery Sachs (2005)

The End of Poverty: How We Can Make it Happen in Our Lifetime argues that extreme poverty could be eliminated within a 20-year period through carefully planned development aid. It says that very poor countries need help to reach the ‘bottom rung’ in economic development but once they reach...


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‘To understand climate change, think of the game Tetris’

Tetris, the popular video game puzzle, was first released on this day 30 years ago. Developed by the Russian programmer Alexey Pajitnov, it consistently ranks among the greatest games of all time. Its attraction is its simplicity – all you need to do is lay down different shaped blocks so...


Sustainable September

Why we’re supporting Sustainable September: Alliance Trust Investments

Several organisations are helping us organise and underwrite Sustainable September, the month-long celebration of sustainability that you can reserve your tickets for now, before they go on general sale. We are asking each of them to tell us why they are supporting the event. Next is Alliance Trust Investments, which manages...


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20 questions with… Peter Michaelis

Peter Michaelis answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Head of sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) at Alliance Trust, he has managed money in the SRI world for over 12 years. He and his team joined Alliance Trust in August 2012 from Aviva Investors. Before that, he completed...


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Zac Goldsmith on recall, the environment and his ‘issues’ with the Tories

Parliament is up for reform, says MP and environmentalist Zac Goldsmith. He tells Alex Blackburne about his mission to bring back both the British electorate’s sense of empowerment and the Conservative party’s historical conservationist instinct. Whereas some of his colleagues might prefer to toe the party line, Zac Goldsmith...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 6 June 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. Thermal coal investments ‘high risk strategy’, say analysts World Environment Day should help save ‘drowning’ small islands John Prescott warns of focus...


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Tell us who you want to see speak at Sustainable September

Do you know an inspiring person in the world of sustainability? Perhaps you know a particular story that you think deserves to be told? We want Sustainable September to be shaped by Blue & Green Tomorrow readers, so let us know who you’d like to see as speakers. We...


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