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Top articles of the week: August 16

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Environmental campaign group No Dash for Gas is organising a protest against energy firm Cuadrilla’s plans to drill for shale gas in the area. We also reported on how Ofgem is being blamed for reducing the energy industry’s competition and raising energy...


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Blue & Green’s top 10 electric cars: #6 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. The converted family friendly Mercedes B-class is a fantastic electric car option. Converted primarily so drivers could simply enjoy the incentives that come with purchasing an electric car,...


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Film review: Blackfish (2013)

Blackfish is a powerful documentary investigating the immorality of keeping killer whales at theme parks. The film focuses on one Orca, Tilikum, which has been involved in a number of attacks on trainers, including some that have been fatal. The filmmakers tell the story of Tilikum’s life, from his...


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Book review: Business as Unusual – Anita Roddick (2000)

Business as Unusual charts the progress of businesswoman Anita Roddick and her company the Body Shop through the 1990s. Roddick looks at the way society views businesses and how we can move towards greater corporate responsibility and accountability. Roddick is a controversial businesswoman and has often spoken out on issues...


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The Global Reporting Initiative: leading the way for corporate sustainability reporting

Sustainability has undeniably risen up the corporate agenda in recent years, and with it has risen the reporting of organisations’ behaviour and impacts on the wider world. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the world leader in the reporting of corporate sustainability. The international, network-based, not-profit offers a comprehensive,...


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TED talks: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming – Nick Hanauer

In this week’s featured TED talk Nick Hanauer – entrepreneur, venture capitalist and self-described “obscenely rewarded” plutocrat – warns of the dangers of wealth inequality. If the divide between the richest and the poorest keeps growing at its current rate, Hanauer warns, then society will soon reach inequality levels...


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Sustainable September: 20 questions with… Stephen Tindale

Stephen Tindale answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Stephen Tindale is an associate fellow at the Centre for European Reform and former executive director of Greenpeace. Tindale will be moderating Sustainable September’s Energy Debate taking place at Siemens Crystal in London on September 16. Tickets are available here. We want the...


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Filming Sustainable September to take it global

We’ve gone public (with a snazzy video) and are looking forward to the hordes of eager pledgers to sweep majestically towards our Crowdfunder site over the next four weeks. We’re just chuffed right now that it’s the doldrums of August (sigh). If you could help by maybe pledging even just a tenner...


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Last chance to enter our reader survey and win an iPad, Kindle or charity donation

Would you like to enter our draw to win an iPad, Kindle or charity donation? Then tell us what you think about Blue & Green Tomorrow in our 2014 reader survey, which closes today.  Take the survey here to tell us whether you want to see us cover more investment, energy,...


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Vote for Policies crowdfunding to support ‘sustainable democracy’

Vote for Policies, an online service that allows people to compare manifesto policies without knowing which party they belong to, has raised almost £10,000 towards its £20,000 crowdfunding campaign with 12 days left. The organisation aims to improve voter turn out and create more accountability by focusing on party’s...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 15 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. High energy prices built into confused market – reducing consumption is essential ‘Big six’ pushed out of best buy tables by smaller...


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Crowdfund us to broadcast Sustainable September around the world

On Monday, we launched our £10,000 crowdfunder for Sustainable September. We need your support to broadcast our month-long celebration of sustainability live around the world, and reach out to as many people as possible. Sustainable September will feature four Oxford-style evening debates and one TED-style all-day conference, hosted across London. The...


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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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