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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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Germany vs. Argentina: the sustainability World Cup final

The time has come. Germany vs. Argentina. The 2014 World Cup final. Will Germany’s golden generation end years of hurt, or will Lionel Messi finally shine on the biggest stage? Die Mannschaft go into the match as favourites after dismantling Brazil on the way to the final, but La Albiceleste are likely...


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On this day in 1985: Live Aid raises £30m for Africa

On this day 29 years ago, the global Live Aid concert raised millions of pounds for charities working to end the devastating Ethiopian famine. Masterminded by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, fresh from their success with the Band Aid Christmas campaign, the record-breaking event raised far more than the...


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Blue and Green’s top 10 electric cars: #1 BMW i3

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. The BMW i3 is a favourite amongst car reviewing sites, and for good reason. The BMW offers a 168bhp electric motor under the boot floor, combined with...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: The Looseboxes, Herefordshire

Tucked away deep in the rolling Herefordshire countryside, this cottage is perfect for a family gathering. It is available to book now through cottages4you. Carefully converted from the 15th century Treago Castle’s Victorian stable building, the cottages in this complex are comfortably furnished and well equipped. As well as...


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Brazil vs. Netherlands: the sustainability World Cup

As Brazil and the Netherlands prepare to battle for the prestigious title of third place, we at Blue & Green Tomorrow have been warming up ourselves. Pitching the two nations together we ask which is the most sustainable. It has, for all the enthusiasm, samba and investment, been a tournament to...


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Top articles of the week: July 12

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, a study found that bee-killing neonicotinoids have been linked to a decline in farmland insectivore birds. We also discussed how Wadham College, University of Oxford reversed its decision to serve vegan-only meals on campus for five nights a week, and reported on...


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Nothing ‘soft and fluffy’ about sustainable business

Jemma Collins speaks with Jill Poet, whose network encourages small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to act more responsibly and ethically – simply because it is a “good way to do business”. Jill Poet is the managing director of the Organisation for Responsible Businesses (ORB), which she set up...


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