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Top features of the week: August 31

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Joel Solomon explored how it is now time to shift capital to the regenerative economy. We also spoke to Scene Consulting, who told us more about their renewable energy workshop taking place during Community Energy Fortnight.   1. Community Energy Fortnight: Scene...


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Top ecotourism destinations: Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal between India and Myanmar is the perfect destination for travellers keen to explore a unique ecosystem. The Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands are a group of 572 islands that are part of India despite being in fact quite far...


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Blue & Green’s top 10 electric cars: #7 Renault Zoe

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. The fourth edition to Renault’s electric fleet, a great level of work has gone into this model to make it a very decent buying option. It offers...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Dragonfly Cottage, Somerset

Hidden deep in the Somerset countryside this cottage offers beautiful views and is available to book now through cottages4you. Despite its location, Dragonfly Cottage is only a short drive from sandy beaches. These two smart and well-appointed, semi-detached holiday cottages are set around the owners’ 12-acre lake. There is plenty...


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Top articles of the week: August 30

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, campaigners have called on the Vatican Bank to divest its investments in the fossil fuel industry. We also reported on the UK energy supplier Ovo Energy receiving an £8 million investment from former US vice president Al Gore’s firm. In other news,...


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Book review: Factor Four – Club of Rome (1998)

Factor Four: Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use is a report from the Club of Rome, written by Ernst von Weizsacker, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins, that looks at how future growth can be made sustainable through resource efficiency. The book argues that since the industrial revolution, progress has involved...


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Film review: More Than Honey (2012)

Over the last couple of decades bee colonies have collapsed, with regions across the world experiencing a 50% to 90% decline in local bee populations. More Than Honey Takes a look at the reasons why and asks what plummeting numbers of bees means for us. The film notes that...


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TED Talks: Can we prevent the end of the world? – Martin Rees

In this week’s featured TED talk Lord Martin Rees, astronomer royal and former master of Trinity College, Cambridge, describes the existential threats that could spell the end of humanity. This century, he observes, is the first where the fate of the entire world lies in the hands of just...


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Community Energy Fortnight: Regen SW

Not-for-profit Regen South West (SW) is offering sustainable energy expertise ahead of September’s Community Energy Fortnight, and will be hosting a poetry slam at the unique renewable energy focused event. Regen SW will be taking part in the fortnight with an evening of poetry with Matt Harvey. Harvey will...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 29 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. Samsung faces new child labour scandal at supplier factory New lignite coal plants threaten EU climate change targets Urgent action needed on...


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Environmentalist of the week: Rachel Carson

“The real wealth of the nation lies in the resources of the earth — soil, water, forests, minerals, and wildlife,” wrote Rachel Carson in 1953.   “To utilize them for present needs while insuring their preservation for future generations requires a delicately balanced and continuing program, based on the most...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 28 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. If public votes for policies, not personalities, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage could lose Scottish referendum: Business coalition speaks out against independence...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Bambu

Bambu makes kitchen and home products from sustainably-sourced and ecological materials that are both originally designed and kind to the planet. Bambu was born in Portland, Oregon but soon moved to China, so that materials used by companies could be sourced locally and local communities could benefit from the...


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Renewal Funds: investing for change

The 21st century will see dramatic retooling of the ways we live together on the planet. It’s time to shift capital to the regenerative economy, writes Joel Solomon. This article was originally published in Green Money Journal. I’m the chair of Renewal Funds. We are a social venture capital...


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Community Energy Fortnight: Scene Consulting

Community energy specialist, Scene Consulting, will deliver a renewable energy workshop during Community Energy Fortnight on September 26. The workshop is open to members of community groups who would like more information on renewable energy and what it can offer to locals. The event will be held at Hartwood...



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