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Top ecotourism destinations: Cusco, Peru

Cusco is a city located in south-east Peru, once the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and today a popular tourist destination for its cultural and natural heritage. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Those looking for a holiday rich...


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Top features of the week: October 19

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Simon Maxwell explored the New Climate Economy report, its implications for developing countries and whether it ultimately goes far enough. Sedex illustrated in an infographic how high profile events have put the spotlight on global supply chains in the last ten years....


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Top articles of the week: October 18

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Triodos Renewables have launched a £5 million share offer to allow people to invest as little as £50 into renewable energy projects. We also reported on new analysis from the Fairtrade Foundation which found that 82% of ‘generation fairtrade’ teens want companies...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 17 October round up

Today on Blue&Green Tomorrow, we spoke to Yvo de Boer, director general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and former executive secretary of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) about energy policies and climate action. We also reported on poverty charity Oxfam sending a stark warning...


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TED talks: Changing Perspectives: The Promise and Challenge of Renewable Energy – Jamey Stillings

Photographer Jamey Stillings shares thoughts on how mankind must learn to coexist with nature to ensure survival of future generations through cleaner energy sources, in this week’s featured TED talk. Stillings’ current project – Changing Perspectives - focuses on renewable energy developments with an aerial perspective. He photographed the...


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Film review: Taking on Tarmageddon (2012)

Taking on Tarmageddon is the story of the journey of young environmentalists travelling around Alberta, Canada, to see firsthand the devastating effects of tar sands oil on the environment and the people of the Beaver Lake Cree, a First Nations government. The movie reveals the untold stories behind the...


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Book review: The Road – Cormac McCarthy (2006)

“He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.”  When, with his...


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Fair energy pricing and clear policies the key to boosting green growth

Yvo de Boer, director general of the Seoul-based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and former executive secretary of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), talks to Blue & Green Tomorrow about the obstacles that are keeping both developing countries and the west from a low-carbon revolution. Former...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 17 October 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. Fracking boom will increase global carbon emissions, scientists warn Family farming to be the focus of 2014 World Food Day SolarCity offers $200m...


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Blue&Green Daily: Thursday 16 October round up

Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow we reported that a global fracking boom would hinder, not help, the fight to stop climate change. We also covered the launch of MSCI’s new fossil fuel free indexes and the unveiling of a pioneering new green app. Tackling food waste on World Food Day...


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Environmentalist of the week: EF Schumacher

“An attitude to life which seeks fulfilment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth – in short, materialism – does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited,” wrote EF Schumacher. Blue & Green...


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Blue&Green Daily: Thursday 16 October 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. CDP: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Unilever leaders in tackling climate change Global renewable energy investment up 11% in promising third quarter Sea levels...


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Tackling food waste on World Food Day – infographic

Ahead of World Food Day, there couldn’t be a better time to remind ourselves about the incredible amount of food that is wasted around the world on a daily basis. This infographic published by Ecocleen to mark World Food Day does just that. While it’s alarming to see that...


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Blue&Green Daily: Wednesday 15 October round up

Today on Blue&Green Tomorrow we covered the latest CDP’s analysis suggesting that some multinational companies are making excellent progress on addressing climate challenges. We also covered the rise of investment in renewable energy and the Pentagon’s stark warning on how climate change poses security threats. Blue & Green Daily:...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Cebra

Cebra is an online retailer based in Norfolk focusing on fairtrade, organic, vegan and ethical products including home goods, skincare, clothing and jewellery. Cebra offers handmade products ranging from Christmas gifts, accessories and clothing to skincare products, herbs and  spices, pottery and home gifts. The common factor of all...



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