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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 20 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. Why collaboration improves supply chains sustainability and the ways you can do it Tories ‘out of touch’ with British public on renewable...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Jay Barn, Gloucestershire

The beautiful Jay Barn offers plenty of room and an ideal place to explore the Cotswolds and is available to book now through cottages4you. Attractive rural surroundings with sweeping views, a suntrap garden and a beautifully appointed and very comfortable interior, ensure this converted 19th century barn makes the...


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Ethical IFA of the week: Ethical Futures

There are many independent financial advisers (IFAs) across the country, that give advice on ethical, sustainable and responsible investment. Among them is the Edinburgh-based Ethical Futures. Ethical Futures was established in 2005 by financial advisers Julian Parrott and Martin Wight, to help people plan for their futures by investing...


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Why collaboration improves supply chain sustainability and the ways you can do it

Collaboration could allow organisations to tackle problems far greater than themselves, and work together for more sustainable and transparent supply chains, writes Martin Chilcott, founder and CEO of 2degrees. With the impacts of climate change, a global population of 9 billion and a dramatic expansion of the middle-classes, our...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 19 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. Poll: three quarters of MPs don’t understand how money is made Half of world could face extreme water scarcity by 2095 Ministers...


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The Scottish referendum is good news for renewable energy

The forthcoming Scottish Referendum could be a useful trigger for improved strategic planning within the renewable energy sector, writes Richard Essex. The need for strategic planning with regards to renewables has never been greater. Yet there is a growing frustration that this government (and potentially future governments) will be...


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Sustainability institute of the week: Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research

The Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research (ISSR) was launched in 2012 and brings together the world-class sustainability research carried out at Plymouth University. The institute has over 420 members, including over 300 researchers investigating sustainability from a variety of different disciplines and perspectives including science, business, and health. It...


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Top ecotourism destinations: Puerto Rico

The Caribbean archipelago is home to many diverse species of fauna and flora and offers amazing eco-tours to travelers wishing to enjoy its tropical natural beauty in a sustainable way. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the US, located between the Dominican Republic, the US Virgin Islands and...


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Top features of the week: August 17

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we launched our £10,000 crowdfunding campaign to take Sustainable September online and global. Richard Essex explored how investing your money sustainably can help play a part in a growing movement that is changing the world for the better, and Francesca Baker discussed...


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Community Energy Fortnight: Drumlin Wind Energy Co-operative

The Community Energy Fortnight hopes to raise awareness of renewable energy projects this September. As part of the national event, Drumlin Wind Energy Co-operative is holding tours at one of its turbines on September 17. The Drumlin Co-operative will be holding an open day for tours of the 147ft...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Pink Cottage, Hampshire

Straight from a chocolate box, 300-year old Pink Cottage is set in a secluded village location in the heart of the New Forest National Park and is available to book now through cottages4you. Complemented by a beautiful English country garden and on-site parking for three vehicles, this gorgeous thatched...


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Just 180 crowdfunders pledging £50 will send us over our target

We have 75,000 readers, so we need just a quarter of one percent to say ‘yes’ to film our Sustainable September events, creating a permanent record of the debates and conference. We get diddly squat if we don’t hit the magical £10,000 mark by the 16th September. A donation...


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Top articles of the week: August 16

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Environmental campaign group No Dash for Gas is organising a protest against energy firm Cuadrilla’s plans to drill for shale gas in the area. We also reported on how Ofgem is being blamed for reducing the energy industry’s competition and raising energy...


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Blue & Green’s top 10 electric cars: #6 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. The converted family friendly Mercedes B-class is a fantastic electric car option. Converted primarily so drivers could simply enjoy the incentives that come with purchasing an electric car,...


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Film review: Blackfish (2013)

Blackfish is a powerful documentary investigating the immorality of keeping killer whales at theme parks. The film focuses on one Orca, Tilikum, which has been involved in a number of attacks on trainers, including some that have been fatal. The filmmakers tell the story of Tilikum’s life, from his...



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