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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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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 11 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 story of unburnable carbon Air traffic growth set to undermine carbon reduction measures – study The ethics of elephants in tourism, global...


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Sustainability institute of the week: University of Greenwich Centre for Sustainability

The University of Greenwich Centre for Sustainability was set up to help search for pathways to a sustainable future. The institute notes that whilst many people recognise the problems we are facing today there is far less agreement on what to do about it. The purpose of the Centre...


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The story of unburnable carbon

Analysis from one group of financial experts could dramatically change the energy landscape for the better – but our communication needs to improve before it can. This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Clean Energy 2014. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr stood...


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Top ecotourism destinations: Blue Mountains, Australia

Located less than 2 hours drive from Sydney, the Blue Mountains offer an exciting holiday destination for responsible travellers who wish to enjoy the Australian wilderness. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000, this mountain region, formed by seven national park areas and a conservation reserve, is among the...


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Top features of the week: August 10

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Clare Brook, founding partner at WHEB, asked if going fossil fuel free is simply the right thing to do. We also explored how tidal lagoons could provide the impetus that UK marine renewables needs to thrive, and Mark Sait looked at how...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: October Cottage, Marlborough

October Cottage, in the hamlet of Aughton, offers a charming setting to enjoy the nearby attractions and is available to book now through cottages4you. Standing in its own large and secluded garden, this delightful Grade II listed picturesque thatched cottage is very comfortably furnished, spacious, light and sunny. Situated...


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Blue & Green’s top 10 electric cars: #5 Volkswagen E-Up!

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. Another competitor for the urban market, Volkswagen is offering this slightly cheaper (yet still pricey) but excellent model with the view to invade the industry and stay. With...


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Eco-friendly standards ‘will be as common as wi-fi’ in hotels of the future

Last week saw the launch of a new green initiative for sustainable tourism from leading travel website, TripAdvisor. Programme leader, Jenny Rushmore spoke to Blue & Green Tomorrow about how TripAdvisor GreenLeaders, now the largest green hotel programme in the world, is hoping to change the way travellers and...


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Top articles of the week: August 9

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, the fund management firm of philanthropist George Soros divested from Israeli-based SodaStream. We also discussed how a green energy duck has been submitted as an entry to the Copenhagen Land Art Generator Initiative design competition. Finally, in other news, a new report...


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Film review: Emptying the Skies (2013)

Based on a magazine essay for the New Yorker, Emptying the Skies chronicles the poaching of migrating songbirds in the Mediterranean, where they are considered a delicacy. Novelist Jonathan Franzen, who wrote the essay, guides viewers through the documentary, showing how each year tens of thousands of birds are...


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Book review: For the Common Good – Herman Daly & John Cobb (1994)

Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb demonstrate how conventional economics, which focuses on industrial growth, is having an impact on the environment and society in For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Towards Community, the Environment & a Sustainable Future. The authors argue that the current economic model...


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Does fragmentation hinder sustainability in the hotel industry?

There was a time when a hotel group designed, built, owned and maintained its own hotels. With a few exceptions, this is no longer the case. With a complex build and operating structure which includes amongst others, architects, engineers and developers, asset owners and hotel group managers, it is...



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