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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 19 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. Is generation Y becoming generation right? We need ‘lobbying for good’ for successful climate action Government rejects MPs’ greener vision for HS2...


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Ethical retailer of the week: Ethical Pets

Ethical Pets is an online retailer for pet owners, selling various brands of organic, GMO-free, vegetarian and low-carbon food for all kinds of animal companions. Set up in 2011 by animal lovers Joey and Anna, it aimsto widen the ethical options for pet owners. It sells a wide range...


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Is generation Y becoming generation right?

We begin our youth as left-wing idealists with little focus on self-enrichment. As we age, however, we become progressively right-wing – with a focus on individual goals. Today, people in generation Y are on the political right of where their parents and grandparents were as youngsters, representing a change...


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We need ‘lobbying for good’ for successful climate action

We need some serious ‘lobbying for good’ by business if global climate change negotiations are to have any chance of success, writes Paul Monaghan. PJ O’Rourke took a rather dim view of corporate lobbying, saying, “When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and...


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Sustainable September: register now to buy pre-sale tickets

Blue & Green Tomorrow readers are invited to register for Sustainable September, our month-long celebration of sustainability, ahead of the pre-sale ticket launch on Friday June 20. Tickets go on general sale three days’ later on Monday June 23. We want as many readers at each of the five events as...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 18 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. Environmental philanthropy: a gift from you to the future Future sustainability leaders: Kate Beattie UK and Chinese governments issue ‘ground-breaking’ climate change...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Calbourne Water Mill Eco-House, Newport

This property is set within beautiful grounds on the Isle of White and offers tourists the perfect place to relax and unwind; it is available to book now through cottages4you. Constructed from cedar and larch, these adjacent eco-houses are located within the grounds of Calbourne Water Mill, which is...


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Environmental philanthropy: a gift from you to the future

Environmental causes still represent a small proportion of philanthropic giving – but the natural world’s interconnectedness means that won’t always be the case. This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Philanthropy 2014.  People have mixed feelings about philanthropy. Some might see it as a way...


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Future sustainability leaders: Kate Beattie

What will business look like in the future and who are our future leaders? This is the next 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: Tuesday 17 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. Alternative Wall Street Journal: the financial advantage of socially responsible investing Breaking the eight myths of sustainable and responsible investment ‘Saints’ reap...


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An evening at London’s most famous hotel for the British Renewable Energy Awards

The sumptuous luxury of the Savoy Hotel doesn’t instantly spring to mind as the epicentre of a renewable energy revolution. Conspicuous consumption and sustainability have never seemed like easy bedfellows. But as keynote speaker and energy minister Greg Barker pointed out, the Savoy has invested to reduce its carbon...


Sustainable September

Why we’re supporting Sustainable September: UKSIF

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 up is the UK Sustainable Investment...


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Breaking the eight myths of sustainable and responsible investment

There are eight myths about sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) that Richard Essex says must be broken; eight myths that, he adds, are currently being broken by the genuine SRI industry that is happening right now. This article is an extract from Richard Essex’s 2014 book, Invest, Feel Good and...


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Alternative Wall Street Journal: the financial advantage of socially responsible investing

Socially responsible investment (SRI) “may involve financial sacrifice”. That’s according to Olivia S Mitchell, a professor of business economics and public policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, who was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal last week. In an article entitled The Financial Sacrifice of Socially...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 16 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. Seven steps: essential tips for successful crowdfunding The value of vultures Co-op Bank’s customer poll ‘essential’ for future of ethical banking Unesco...


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