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Top ecotourism destinations: Palau, Pacific Ocean

To celebrate the conclusion of the 45th Pacific Islands Forum held in Koror, Palau, this week’s ecotourism destination is the tiny Pacific state that has decided to fight climate change through sustainable tourism. Similarly to other nations in the region, Palau and its people are threatened by the effects...


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Top features of the week: August 3

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Richard Essex discussed how investors have an ever-increasing range of safe sustainable investment options in today’s funds market. We also explored a few more of the confirmed speakers for our energy debate during Sustainable September, and the executive producer of The Simpsons...


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Blue & Green holiday cottages: Stables Cottage, Oban

Stables Cottage offers guests the perfect opportunity to explore the beauty west Scotland has to offer and is available to book now through cottages4you. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rich in wildlife, with pine marten, otters and golden eagles close by to the cottage. A warm welcome...


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Top articles of the week: August 2

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Scottish Renewables is using the Commonwealth Games as a platform to showcase Scotland’s renewable energy developments. We also discussed the launch of TripAdvisor’s new platform to make holidays greener, which will help European travellers choose hotels that are environmentally friendly. Finally, in...


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Blue and Green’s top 10 electric cars: #4 Nissan Leaf

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. The Nissan Leaf has enjoyed a level of dominance in the UK electric car market as it was the first to go on sale in 2010 – for...


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Film review: Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)

Following on from Who Killed the Electric Car?, Revenge of the Electric Car looks at the electric vehicle industry, the main players in the sector and the challenges of making cars more sustainable.  Whilst Who Killed the Electric Car? looks at the creation and commercialisation the electric car achieved...


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Book review: Cannibals with Forks – John Elkington (1999)

Cannibals with Forks: Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business demonstrates how all businesses can and must help society achieve three goals that are linked – economic prosperity, environmental protection and social equity. The book takes a global view and describes seven linked revolutions, which it predicted will define...


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TED talks: Stop the Rush! Why entrepreneurs should take the time to succeed – Phyllis Pierce

Tech entrepreneurs should not be obsessed with timing because being successful requires patience and time, says Phyllis Pierce in this week’s featured TED talk. Serial entrepreneur and founder of My Luck Club, Phyllis Pierce draws on her own experience in moving from the US East Coast to Los Angeles...


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20 questions with…Tim Aldred

Tim Aldred  answers 20 questions on life, sustainability and everything. Tim Aldred has been the Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation since 2013, while previously working in Sudan, Afghanistan, North Korea, Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and on the response to the Indonesian Tsunami. He...


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That was the month that was: July

July has been an exciting month for the world of sustainability, with varied stories that ranged from devastating droughts in Australia, major clean energy developments in India and high pollution levels recorded in London. Here are the most popular articles on Blue & Green Tomorrow for July 2014, according...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 1 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. Energy efficiency helps households battle rising utility costs Investors urged to divest from firms involved in Israeli occupation, as Gaza violence escalates...


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Cowes Week 2014: sustainability unwrapped at world famous sailing regatta

A spectacular highlight of Britain’s sporting calendar, the annual racing regatta of Cowes Week is set to open with a ‘Green Blue Day’ on Saturday, which will encourage acts of sustainability, and provide a platform to raise awareness of the impact of boating on the environment. Cowes Week has...


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Copywriter position available at Charity Bank

The Charity Bank is looking for a Content Executive to produce material for the Bank’s website, newsletter, blog, social media channels and customer letters, to be based in Tonbridge, West Kent. The Charity Bank, founded in 2002, is the UK’s leading ethical bank specialising in charity loans. Charity Bank...


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Sustainable September: confirmed speakers for the investment debate

Russ Mould, Catherine Howarth and John Ditchfield have all been confirmed as speakers at Sustainable September’s Investment Debate taking place at the Royal Geographical Society on September 23. The event will see two people arguing for and two arguing against the motion, “The purpose of investment is maximising financial return...


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Energy efficiency helps households battle rising utility costs

New data from the government reveals that watching TV, washing clothes and even turning on the lights is now cheaper than it was ten years ago. That might be a surprise to many households as they review their electricity bills, bearing in mind that all the statistics of the...


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