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On this day in 1989: Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests

On this day 25 years ago, the Chinese Communist party sent 200,000 soldiers to suppress a peaceful student-led demonstration calling for political reform. The move caused numerous casualties among the demonstrators, led to a crackdown on other protests and placed strict restrictions on the media. Pro-democracy protesters went to...


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Why sustainability is unlikely to be a winner at the Brazil World Cup

With the 2014 World Cup kicking off next week, all eyes are on the delicate socio-political situation in Brazil, where the enormous expenditure set aside for the event has sparked outrage among citizens, many of whom lack access to basic health and education services. In the lead-up to the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 4 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. A Rough Ride to the Future: in conversation with James Lovelock An investment you can touch beats dealing with pure numbers Philanthropy narrative...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Lower Clamland, Launceston

This stunning converted barn in Launceston, Cornwall, is ideal for guests wanting to explore nature and relax and is available to book now through cottages4you. Surrounded by peaceful countryside and glorious wildlife, these delightful granite and slate barns are lovingly concerted to high ecological standards with energy efficient appliances...


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A Rough Ride to the Future: in conversation with James Lovelock

Phil Warren of Carbon Credentials recently watched an ‘in conversation’ session with James Lovelock to mark the opening of a new exhibition dedicated to the renowned scientist at the Science Museum in London. Here, he describes his experience. James Lovelock is one of Britain’s most important living scientists. His...


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Future sustainability leaders: Andrew Adam

What will business look like in the future and who are our future leaders? This is the fifth instalment in a new feature, in which we speak 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...


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An investment you can touch beats dealing with pure numbers

Investments can sometimes seem pretty remote from real life. If we’re not careful, we can regress into dealing with pure numbers. Several investment websites seem to talk about companies as if they were machines for making money, focusing on PEs, ROCE, EPS and Capex with no mention anywhere about...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 3 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. Gaeia, Barchester Green and financial advice on ‘sensible investment’ 7,000 businesses compelled to report energy use and potential energy saving strategy New...


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Gaeia, Barchester Green and financial advice on ‘sensible investment’

Having been at the forefront of ethical and sustainable financial advice for two decades, Gaeia and Barchester Green revealed on Monday that they would be joining forces. Alex Blackburne hears from key decision-makers to uncover the thinking behind the deal. John Eckersley knows the shortcomings of the financial advice...


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7,000 businesses compelled to report energy use and potential energy saving strategies

Cutting energy consumption is clearly concentrating government minds, as more than 7,000 businesses will soon be compelled to produce detailed reports on energy use or face fines. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is finalising the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) to be announced in next couple...


Sustainable September

Why we’re supporting Sustainable September: Ecclesiastical Investment Management

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. First up is Ecclesiastical Investment...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 2 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. Sustainable Investment Bootcamp, Liverpool – review Christiana Figueres’s nine essential climate actions for individuals How do we make sustainability democratic? Get a...


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How do we make sustainability democratic? Get a vision

To manage our resources effectively we need a plan. A vision. Our political parties don’t have one, but should we be leaving it up to them anyway? This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Democracy 2014. I believe we have the knowledge now to solve...


Sustainable September

Travel, energy, spending, investment: the four debates at Sustainable September

Over the past two weeks, we’ve looked at the motions being debated at the four evening events taking place in London during Sustainable September – Blue & Green Tomorrow’s month-long celebration of sustainability that readers can reserve their place at before tickets are released later this month. Venues, dates...


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Christiana Figueres’s nine essential climate actions for individuals

At a recent event at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres invited individuals not to simply leave the grand building with inspiring words, but to instead take concrete action to help fight climate change. “Because we cannot ask others to do what we have not...


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