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High energy prices built into confused market – reducing consumption is essential

Recent reports and moves in the energy market sector show how high energy prices are embedded in the market. This new information underlines again that the only way for businesses, organisations and households to reduce their ever-rising energy bills is through efficiency, using less electricity in a sustainable way....


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Just two days left to win our reader survey prize

For a chance to win an iPad, Kindle or donation to a charity of your choice, readers simply need to enter the Blue & Green Tomorrow 2014 survey. The survey closes on Friday and more than 730 readers have already taken part. The survey is a chance to tell Blue...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 14 August 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. Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards: Q&A with Western Union Campaigners warn UK government over trade deal that could see more Philip Morris...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Frugi

UK based company, Frugi, offers beautiful, organic clothes for mums, babies and young children. The designs are bright and colourful and customers can shop with confidence, as all products are ethical and safe for sensitive skin. Frugi has a range of clothes for babies and children from newborn to 10...


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Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards: Q&A with Western Union

Amy Fischer is director for the Western Union Foundation and Joy Miller is senior manager for social ventures at the Western Union Company. The Western Union is up for the best employee engagement award at this year’s Responsible Business Awards. In the run up to this year’s awards, which...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 13 August 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 appropriate arms trade: the UK’s most unsustainable market Sustainability: will we wait until the tipping point? Oil and gas companies take...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: The Barn, Somerset

In a secluded and peaceful position on the fringes of the Quantock Hills, the cottages at Meadowsweet Farm offer a delightful base for a Somerset holiday and are available to book now through cottages4you.  The 18th century mill and 15th century dairy are award winning conversions, whilst the handsome...


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RIP Robin Williams: it’s time to talk about men’s mental health

As the sad news of the passing of much-loved comic Robin Williams sinks in, it is time to talk about male mental health. The authorities say they believe Williams, found dead in his home in California, committed suicide.  The actor and stand-up comedian, famous for his sunny, boundless energy...


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The appropriate arms trade: the UK’s most unsustainable market

Conflict has always been a lucrative business, as battles tend to use and destroy a lot of things that need to be replaced. But as the human cost of these conflicts becomes increasingly obvious with 24-hour rolling and online news, now more than ever we can assess the role our nation plays...


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Sustainable September: 20 questions with… Mark Watson

Mark Watson answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Mark Watson is executive director of Tourism Concern, a charity that fights exploitation in the global tourism industry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Chartered Manager with an MSc in sustainability and a first degree...


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Sustainability: will we wait until the tipping point?

For sustainability to work, it must be practiced beyond industry and corporates and be made truly accessible to everyone, writes global sustainability ambassador Emine Mehmet. Last year, I travelled to the UK and South Africa to promote The Big Shift Sustainable Design Competition. On this trip, I met with...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 12 August 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. We can help influence positive change be being in a growing movement Is the pop up boom good for business and the...


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Crowdfunding a global broadcast of Sustainable September

Today we launched our £10,000 crowd funder for Sustainable September. Why? We’ve only got a limited number of tickets and can only get so many people together in the various venues. So we want to broadcast the event live, cut it to DVD and reach out to as many...


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We can help influence positive change by being in a growing movement

By investing your money sustainably and ethically, you can play a part in a growing movement that is changing the world for the better, writes Richard Essex. This article is an extract from Richard Essex’s 2014 book, Invest, Feel Good and Make a Difference, which is available now on Amazon. History...


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Is the pop up boom good for business and the environment?

Everywhere you look now there are businesses ‘popping up.’ Literally seeming to come from nowhere, and disappearing equally quickly, what started as a quirky idea in some of the major cities has now spread all around. Constructing a new building is costly – in terms of time, finance, and...


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