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Blue and Green’s top 10 electric cars: #4 Nissan Leaf

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. The Nissan Leaf has enjoyed a level of dominance in the UK electric car market as it was the first to go on sale in 2010 – for...


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Film review: Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)

Following on from Who Killed the Electric Car?, Revenge of the Electric Car looks at the electric vehicle industry, the main players in the sector and the challenges of making cars more sustainable.  Whilst Who Killed the Electric Car? looks at the creation and commercialisation the electric car achieved...


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Book review: Cannibals with Forks – John Elkington (1999)

Cannibals with Forks: Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business demonstrates how all businesses can and must help society achieve three goals that are linked – economic prosperity, environmental protection and social equity. The book takes a global view and describes seven linked revolutions, which it predicted will define...


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TED talks: Stop the Rush! Why entrepreneurs should take the time to succeed – Phyllis Pierce

Tech entrepreneurs should not be obsessed with timing because being successful requires patience and time, says Phyllis Pierce in this week’s featured TED talk. Serial entrepreneur and founder of My Luck Club, Phyllis Pierce draws on her own experience in moving from the US East Coast to Los Angeles...


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20 questions with…Tim Aldred

Tim Aldred  answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Tim Aldred has been the Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation since 2013, while previously working in Sudan, Afghanistan, North Korea, Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and on the response to the Indonesian Tsunami. He...


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That was the month that was: July

July has been an exciting month for the world of sustainability, with varied stories that ranged from devastating droughts in Australia, major clean energy developments in India and high pollution levels recorded in London. Here are the most popular articles on Blue & Green Tomorrow for July 2014, according...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 1 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. Energy efficiency helps households battle rising utility costs Investors urged to divest from firms involved in Israeli occupation, as Gaza violence escalates...


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Cowes Week 2014: sustainability unwrapped at world famous sailing regatta

A spectacular highlight of Britain’s sporting calendar, the annual racing regatta of Cowes Week is set to open with a ‘Green Blue Day’ on Saturday, which will encourage acts of sustainability, and provide a platform to raise awareness of the impact of boating on the environment. Cowes Week has...


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Copywriter position available at Charity Bank

The Charity Bank is looking for a Content Executive to produce material for the Bank’s website, newsletter, blog, social media channels and customer letters, to be based in Tonbridge, West Kent. The Charity Bank, founded in 2002, is the UK’s leading ethical bank specialising in charity loans. Charity Bank...


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Sustainable September: confirmed speakers for the investment debate

Russ Mould, Catherine Howarth and John Ditchfield have all been confirmed as speakers at Sustainable September’s Investment Debate taking place at the Royal Geographical Society on September 23. The event will see two people arguing for and two arguing against the motion, “The purpose of investment is maximising financial return...


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Energy efficiency helps households battle rising utility costs

New data from the government reveals that watching TV, washing clothes and even turning on the lights is now cheaper than it was ten years ago. That might be a surprise to many households as they review their electricity bills, bearing in mind that all the statistics of the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 31 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. Driverless electric cars to be tested on British roads in 2015 Ofgem announces plans to reduce electricity bills through new price controls...


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Fill in our reader survey and you can win an iPad, Kindle or charity donation

Join the almost 600 readers who have already told us how they want Blue & Green Tomorrow to look like. By filling in our 2014 reader survey you could win an iPad, Kindle Fire or charity donation. We want to give our readers the opportunity to tell us what...


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Blue & Green Tomorrow is supporting UNEP’s Sustainable Innovation Forum

Blue & Green Tomorrow is a media partner of the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) and Climate Action’s Sustainable Innovation Forum, which aims to give experts a platform to share innovative solutions to address climate change, green growth and sustainable development. Now in its fifth year, the Sustainable Innovation Forum,...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell releases professional high quality hair care products, with special attention to the environment, animals and social causes. John Paul DeJoria and Paul Mitchell founded the company in 1980 with the aim to provide ‘luxury hair care at an affordable price’ for salons – with a starting budget...


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