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Garden cities: how ecosystem services valuation can enable visionary urban development

Giving a value to ecosystem services like food, fuel and pollination has the potential to fundamentally change the way ‘garden cities’ are designed and built, argues Claire Wansbury. “The advantages of the most energetic and active town life, with the beauty and delight of the country, may be secured in...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 10 April 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. Triodos head of SRI: invest sustainably to ‘change the world’ Eight social enterprises win contracts worth £35m – thanks to social investment...


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Triodos head of SRI: invest sustainably to ‘change the world’

Do you know what your money is doing and is it doing good? Alex Blackburne speaks with Eric Holterhues from Triodos Investment Management about how sustainable investment can provide an answer to those crucial questions. In 1980, a bank was formed that would go on to become a European...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Evolution

Evolution sells a wide range of goods, from furniture to accessorises, and has a strong focus on ethics and values. As the retail arm of ethical business Windhorse, it defines itself as a “values driven business” that takes inspiration from Buddhism, focussing on kindness, generosity and honesty. This means...


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Last chance: join 6,700 others in taking our sustainable democracy survey

Wednesday is your final chance to take our short survey on sustainable democracy, which we’re running alongside our friends at Vote for Policies. Do you think there should be fewer MPs? Should the House of Lords be reformed? Should manifesto promises be legally binding? We’re asking those questions and more,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 9 April 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. Climate change coverage: what the BBC can learn from MMR ‘The children see these solar panels every day. They see it as...


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‘The children see these solar panels every day. They see it as the norm now’

Investors have less than a month left to invest in energy co-op Gen Community’s latest share offer. The goal is to raise £880,000 to fund the installation of solar panel systems on 25 Staffordshire schools, with £400,000 of that already raised. If successful, the project will save 7,329 tonnes...


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Climate change coverage: what the BBC can learn from MMR

In 1998, the now-discredited surgeon and medical researcher Andrew Wakefield published a paper that suggested there was a causal link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine given to most young children and the appearance of autism. Though Wakefield’s findings were “badly written”, “dishonest” and near-unanimously rejected by...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 8 April 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. World Health Day: fossil fuels, pollution and human health Building a sustainable global economy Draft UN report: investment in renewable energy must...


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Investment term of the day: public offering

A public offering involves the offering of securities of a company or similar corporation to the public. Generally, the securities are to be listed on a stock exchange but this is not always the case. The offering price is predetermined and established by the issuing company and the investment...


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Fast Growth Awards: social entrepreneurship takes centre stage

A number of innovative entrepreneurs took to the stage on Friday in London to present ideas that could help tackle a range of social issues while also generating growth for investors. The event, called the Fast Growth Awards, was organised by the charity UnLtd and featured 16 social enterprises,...


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How do we make democracy sustainable? Tell us your views

Do you think there should be fewer MPs? Should the House of Lords be reformed? Should manifesto promises be legally binding? We’re asking those questions and more in survey ahead of our forthcoming Guide to Sustainable Democracy, which is set for release later this month. Alongside our friends at Vote...


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Building a sustainable global economy

Ceres, the non-profit organisation Mindy Lubber leads, marks its 25th anniversary this year. Its mission – to build a sustainable global economy – remains a work in progress, but it has accomplished much since its founding. Ceres’s launch was inspired by the horrific Exxon Valdez oil spill. At that time, the...


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World Health Day: fossil fuels, pollution and human health

Joseph Iddison examines the health consequences of having a high-carbon economy, as part of World Health Day.  As the world continues to burn fossil fuels to meet the energy demands of its growing population, health concerns are raised due to connections between the release of carbon dioxide and changes...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 7 April 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. Why is the ‘greenest government ever’ reportedly curbing onshore wind? Norway’s oil fund commits to increasing green investment New tourism report: hotel...


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