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Sustainability Institute of the week: Centre for Sustainable Development

The Centre for Sustainable Development in the Cambridge University Engineering Department was established in 2000, following support provided by the Royal Academy of Engineering, to introduce concepts of sustainability over all its undergraduate engineering courses. Over the years, the centre has grown and now includes the delivery of a...


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Top features of the week: July 27

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Jess Ratty discussed how crowdfunding is changing business for the better. We also explored how the financial world needs to improve at connecting the dots between an investor’s money and its real world impacts, and interviewed Lush’s ethical director about ethical cosmetics...


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Disobedient Objects: protest art occupies the V&A museum

In a room in London’s stately Victoria and Albert Museum, two inflatable cobblestones now hang in the air like low-budget zeppelins above a troop of cartoonish gorillas clad in leather. In the entrance to the new Disobedient Objects exhibition – positioned directly opposite some of the world’s finest Renaissance...


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You could win an iPad by completing our reader survey

It’s still not too late to complete our reader survey to tell us what you think we should be focusing on in the coming months. You’ll be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad, Kindle or donation to a charity of your choice. You can take the...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: The Hayloft, Callington

This holiday cottage, located in Callington, Cornwall, is situated close to national parks and beautiful countryside and is available to book now through cottages4you. Commanding stunning views across the Tamar Valley towards Dartmoor are these converted former barns. Very comfortably furnished, they enjoy a peaceful rural setting just 30...


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Blue and Green’s top 10 electric cars: #3 Fiat 500 E

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. The Fiat 500 E is visually identical to its petrol fuelled predecessor, with the primary changes only coming on the inside and of the course, the engine....


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Top articles of the week: July 26

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, the Scottish government accepted a proposal to designate 30 new marine protected areas in the seas around the country. We also discussed the announcement of the merger of two crowdfunding platforms, Trillion Fund and Buzzbnk, which will create the UK’s largest social...


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TED talks: your top five featured TED Talks

At Blue & Green Tomorrow, we like to spend our Friday afternoons sharing with you our favourite informative, enlightening, jaw-dropping TED talks. As a special treat this week, we round up your favourites. These five clips are the featured TED talks most watched by our readers. 1. Does money...


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Film review: Extinction in Progress (2014)

The poorest country in the western hemisphere, Haiti, is still trying to recover following a devastating earthquake in 2010. Extinction in Progress examines another disastrous issue the country faces – degradation of its natural resources. The film states that overpopulation, unsustainable agriculture and an ever-growing need for cheap energy...


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Book review: When the Rivers Run Dry – Fred Pearce (2007)

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water – The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century follows science correspondent Fred Peace as he travels to more than 30 countries to examine the current state of crucial water supplies. The book argues that the world is running out of water, even in...


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UK higher education partners with UN to promote global sustainability study

UK higher education has underlined its commitment to sustainability studies through North-South collaboration on developing specialist graduates in the area. The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) has just agreed a three-year partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to advance sustainable innovation. The partnership brings together...


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20 questions with…Stuart Singleton-White

Stuart Singleton-White answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Stuart Singleton-White, senior manager of external communications for Europe and Australia at the Rainforest Alliance will take part to the Sustainable September’s retail debate, one of the many events organised for Blue & Green Tomorrow’s month-long sustainability event. He...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 25 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. The Secret Environmentalist: Exit, pursued by a (Green) Blob Row between ABTA and responsible travel operator over orca circus EU commissioners announce...


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Meet the Blue & Green Tomorrow team: Chloe-Louise Cole

With Sustainable September drawing closer, we thought we’d open a window into the world of Blue & Green Tomorrow. Chloe-Louise 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’m from Cambridgeshire and, as I had...


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The Secret Environmentalist: Exit, pursued by a (Green) Blob

Poor Owen Patterson, he’s not exactly Steve McQueen. Like Steve, Owen was (or felt) attacked by a blob, his borrowed term for the environmental movement; a mix of NGOs, lobbying organisations and other environmental interest groups. The erstwhile UK environment secretary apparently felt besieged by a well-funded, coordinated machine....


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