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Philanthropy is about giving ‘a hand up, rather than a handout’

David Krantz from the Centre for Responsible Travel (CREST) speaks with Blue & Green Tomorrow about its Travellers’ Philanthropy programme – where tourism businesses and travellers are going to extraordinary lengths. This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Philanthropy 2014.   How would you define philanthropy?...


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Film review: Everything’s Cool (2007)

Everything’s Cool is a film about the US’s perception of global warming, highlighting the knowledge gap between scientific understanding and what the general population believes is happening and causing climate change. The filmmakers take a look at what has been said in the climate debate on both sides and...


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Book review: The End of the Line – Charles Clover (2006)

The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat describes how modern fishing practices are destroying ecosystems in the ocean and how our methods will impact on us. Author Charles Clover, former environment editor of the Daily Telegraph, argues that current global fish consumption...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 27 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. New breakthrough could make solar panels cheaper and safer £6.1m investment for Oxford firm that battles dengue fever with GM mosquitos Petition calling...


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Future sustainability leaders: Charlotte Jackson

What will business look like in the future and who are our future leaders? This is the final instalment (until next time) 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...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 26 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. Ethical investment: using negative screens to avoid ‘sin stocks’ is a thing of the past Three simple reasons why climate change is...


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Ethical retailer of the week: U- Konserve

U- Konserve produces reusable, safe and waste-free storage products for food to be used by families, which are also sustainably made and aim to reduce the amount of trash we produce. U- Konserve and its sister company Kids Konserve were founded in the US in 2008 by two mothers,...


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Ethical investment: using negative screens to avoid ‘sin stocks’ is a thing of the past

Regina Schwegler and Judith Reutimann, of Switzerland-based sustainability rating agency Inrate, discuss the role of exclusion screenings in sustainable investment. Excluding certain stocks from an investment universe due to violation of minimum standards is a widely used practice for socially responsible investments (SRI). It can be valuable for financial,...


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Three simple reasons why climate change is real, and humans are causing it

David Waltham, reader in mathematical geology at Royal Holloway, lays out three compelling reasons why climate change is real – and it is manmade. This article was originally published on the Conversation. Read the original here. Dire warnings of imminent human-induced climate disaster are constantly in the news but predictions of the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 25 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. Future sustainability leaders: Alice Goodbrook Ecosystem services: if they are so important, why did no one notice them before? Nuclear power: small...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Lane Foot Barn, Cumbria

This peaceful converted barn, surrounded by beautiful countryside, is perfect for getting away from it all and is available to book now through cottages4you. This wonderful centuries-old barn has been carefully converted to create two character eco-friendly holiday cottages with their own patios, giving stunning views over open farm...


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Nuclear power: small isn’t beautiful, safe or cheap

Justin McKeating, a Greenpeace blogger, has a message for the US, where the Obama administration has pledged to waste money financing the small modular reactor (SMR): nuclear power is not beautiful, safe or cheap. SMRs are supposed to be small and prefab – constructed from parts made in a central...


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Ecosystem services: if they are so important, why did no one notice them before?

Claire Wansbury and Veronica Lawrie, from consultancy firm Atkins, write how ecosystem services – the things that the nature does for us for free, like pollination – are not disconnected from the economy. Ecosystem services are the benefits that people obtain from the natural environment. There is growing recognition by...


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Future sustainability leaders: Alice Goodbrook

What will business look like in the future and who are our future leaders? This is the penultimate 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 24 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. Smart cities don’t add complication, they allow society to thrive Longitude Prize 2014: how can we fly without costing the Earth? How...


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