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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Beer Farm, Somerset

Beer Farm, near Wiveliscombe in Somerset, is the perfect place to get away from it all, and is available to book now through cottages4you. Tucked away in rural Somerset on the edge of Exmoor, down a private track in 15 acres, this detached barn conversion, decorated and furnished to...


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TED talks: how the teddy bear taught us compassion – Jon Mooallem

The way we tell stories matters and can have very real consequences on the survival of certain wild animals, says writer Jon Mooallem in this week’s featured TED talk. He opens with the story of Theodore Roosevelt’s encounter with a black bear in 1902. The former US president spared the bear’s...


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Film review: If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

If A Tree Falls explores the origins and motivations of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), an organisation of radical environmentalists that went on to be called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat” by the FBI. ELF was founded in the UK in 1992 and has since spread to become...


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Book review: The End of Poverty – Jeffery Sachs (2005)

The End of Poverty: How We Can Make it Happen in Our Lifetime argues that extreme poverty could be eliminated within a 20-year period through carefully planned development aid. It says that very poor countries need help to reach the ‘bottom rung’ in economic development but once they reach...


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‘To understand climate change, think of the game Tetris’

Tetris, the popular video game puzzle, was first released on this day 30 years ago. Developed by the Russian programmer Alexey Pajitnov, it consistently ranks among the greatest games of all time. Its attraction is its simplicity – all you need to do is lay down different shaped blocks so...


Sustainable September

Why we’re supporting Sustainable September: Alliance Trust Investments

Several organisations are helping us organise and underwrite Sustainable September, the month-long celebration of sustainability that you can reserve your tickets for now, before they go on general sale. We are asking each of them to tell us why they are supporting the event. Next is Alliance Trust Investments, which manages...


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20 questions with… Peter Michaelis

Peter Michaelis answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Head of sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) at Alliance Trust, he has managed money in the SRI world for over 12 years. He and his team joined Alliance Trust in August 2012 from Aviva Investors. Before that, he completed...


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Zac Goldsmith on recall, the environment and his ‘issues’ with the Tories

Parliament is up for reform, says MP and environmentalist Zac Goldsmith. He tells Alex Blackburne about his mission to bring back both the British electorate’s sense of empowerment and the Conservative party’s historical conservationist instinct. Whereas some of his colleagues might prefer to toe the party line, Zac Goldsmith...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 6 June 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. Thermal coal investments ‘high risk strategy’, say analysts World Environment Day should help save ‘drowning’ small islands John Prescott warns of focus...


Sustainable September

Tell us who you want to see speak at Sustainable September

Do you know an inspiring person in the world of sustainability? Perhaps you know a particular story that you think deserves to be told? We want Sustainable September to be shaped by Blue & Green Tomorrow readers, so let us know who you’d like to see as speakers. We...


The Guide to Sustainable Philanthropy 2014

The Guide to Sustainable Philanthropy 2014

The Guide to Sustainable Philanthropy 2014 looks at the current state of charitable giving – and delves into where the future of philanthropy lies. At Blue & Green Tomorrow, we spend most of our time writing about sustainable investment, which is about balancing the needs of society and the...


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Future sustainability leaders: Angela Green

What will business look like in the future and who are our future leaders? This is the sixth instalment in our series speaking with a group of young people who are making waves in sustainability. All 12 are scholars on Forum for the Future’s renowned master’s course in leadership for sustainable...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 5 June 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. Why sustainability is unlikely to be a winner at the Brazil World Cup Sustainable Living: myths, meanings and realities – review Future...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Jāsön

Jāsön is a company based in the US that sells beauty and personal care products, focusing on natural ingredients that respect the planet. Jāsön – a word that means “healer” in Greek – was set up in 1959. It aims to provide natural alternatives to mass produced beauty products....


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Sustainable Living: myths, meanings and realities – review

The Sustainable Lifestyle Research Group (SLRG) presented over nine hours of impressive findings from its three-and-a-half year research project at the beautiful Mary Ward House in London on Tuesday. Collaboratively undertaken with various universities, including Surrey, Bath, Sussex, Canterbury and Edinburgh, along with the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC),...


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