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Sustainability institute of the week: Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research

The Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research (ISSR) was launched in 2012 and brings together the world-class sustainability research carried out at Plymouth University. The institute has over 420 members, including over 300 researchers investigating sustainability from a variety of different disciplines and perspectives including science, business, and health. It...


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Top ecotourism destinations: Puerto Rico

The Caribbean archipelago is home to many diverse species of fauna and flora and offers amazing eco-tours to travelers wishing to enjoy its tropical natural beauty in a sustainable way. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the US, located between the Dominican Republic, the US Virgin Islands and...


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Top features of the week: August 17

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we launched our £10,000 crowdfunding campaign to take Sustainable September online and global. Richard Essex explored how investing your money sustainably can help play a part in a growing movement that is changing the world for the better, and Francesca Baker discussed...


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Community Energy Fortnight: Drumlin Wind Energy Co-operative

The Community Energy Fortnight hopes to raise awareness of renewable energy projects this September. As part of the national event, Drumlin Wind Energy Co-operative is holding tours at one of its turbines on September 17. The Drumlin Co-operative will be holding an open day for tours of the 147ft...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Pink Cottage, Hampshire

Straight from a chocolate box, 300-year old Pink Cottage is set in a secluded village location in the heart of the New Forest National Park and is available to book now through cottages4you. Complemented by a beautiful English country garden and on-site parking for three vehicles, this gorgeous thatched...


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Just 180 crowdfunders pledging £50 will send us over our target

We have 75,000 readers, so we need just a quarter of one percent to say ‘yes’ to film our Sustainable September events, creating a permanent record of the debates and conference. We get diddly squat if we don’t hit the magical £10,000 mark by the 16th September. A donation...


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Top articles of the week: August 16

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Environmental campaign group No Dash for Gas is organising a protest against energy firm Cuadrilla’s plans to drill for shale gas in the area. We also reported on how Ofgem is being blamed for reducing the energy industry’s competition and raising energy...


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Blue & Green’s top 10 electric cars: #6 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. The converted family friendly Mercedes B-class is a fantastic electric car option. Converted primarily so drivers could simply enjoy the incentives that come with purchasing an electric car,...


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Film review: Blackfish (2013)

Blackfish is a powerful documentary investigating the immorality of keeping killer whales at theme parks. The film focuses on one Orca, Tilikum, which has been involved in a number of attacks on trainers, including some that have been fatal. The filmmakers tell the story of Tilikum’s life, from his...


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Book review: Business as Unusual – Anita Roddick (2000)

Business as Unusual charts the progress of businesswoman Anita Roddick and her company the Body Shop through the 1990s. Roddick looks at the way society views businesses and how we can move towards greater corporate responsibility and accountability. Roddick is a controversial businesswoman and has often spoken out on issues...


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The Global Reporting Initiative: leading the way for corporate sustainability reporting

Sustainability has undeniably risen up the corporate agenda in recent years, and with it has risen the reporting of organisations’ behaviour and impacts on the wider world. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the world leader in the reporting of corporate sustainability. The international, network-based, not-profit offers a comprehensive,...


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TED talks: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming – Nick Hanauer

In this week’s featured TED talk Nick Hanauer – entrepreneur, venture capitalist and self-described “obscenely rewarded” plutocrat – warns of the dangers of wealth inequality. If the divide between the richest and the poorest keeps growing at its current rate, Hanauer warns, then society will soon reach inequality levels...


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Sustainable September: 20 questions with… Stephen Tindale

Stephen Tindale answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Stephen Tindale is an associate fellow at the Centre for European Reform and former executive director of Greenpeace. Tindale will be moderating Sustainable September’s Energy Debate taking place at Siemens Crystal in London on September 16. Tickets are available here. We want the...


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Filming Sustainable September to take it global

We’ve gone public (with a snazzy video) and are looking forward to the hordes of eager pledgers to sweep majestically towards our Crowdfunder site over the next four weeks. We’re just chuffed right now that it’s the doldrums of August (sigh). If you could help by maybe pledging even just a tenner...


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Last chance to enter our reader survey and win an iPad, Kindle or charity donation

Would you like to enter our draw to win an iPad, Kindle or charity donation? Then tell us what you think about Blue & Green Tomorrow in our 2014 reader survey, which closes today.  Take the survey here to tell us whether you want to see us cover more investment, energy,...


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