Sunday, April 30, 2017

Introducing our 7th Guide to Sustainable Investment

Guide to Sustainable Investment
Tomorrow Blue & Green celebrates its 6th birthday – remember, remember the 5th of November - and to mark the occasion we are delighted to launch our latest and seventh Guide to Sustainable Investment. The Guide has contributions from UKSIF’s Simon Howard, 3D Investing’s John Fleetwood and Pennine Wealth Solutions George Critchley alongside wise insights from our friends at ATI,...

Instead of Saying Goodbye to Your ATV, Go Greener

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Living a greener lifestyle and working to protect the environment doesn’t mean you have to give up all gas-powered vehicles. It means making smarter and more ethical decisions with regard to your activities. If you love ATVing, for example, make some adjustments to your accustomed trips to keep the more satisfying aspects while reducing the potential cost to the...

4 Promising Business Opportunities for Green Entrepreneurs

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While environmental concerns are mounting every year, demand for green solutions is growing at a record pace. According to a recent analysis, the green business sector generates £12 billion of revenue in the United Kingdom alone. Since there are so many opportunities in the green sector, more entrepreneurs are looking for green business opportunities. If you have a limited startup...

5 Ways Green Technology Makes Life Easier

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This is certainly the day and age of technological advancements. There isn’t much you can’t do if you have a smartphone, tablet or MacBook in your possession. In fact, studies show that two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone. Many people never leave home without these devices because so much can be accomplished if you have one.  By knowing some of...

How to cut energy bills at the office, just like you would at home

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Most people agree that conserving resources and saving energy is a good thing. We may have a recycling box and energy saving lightbulbs at home, and are super careful about not having the heating on any more than necessary. Lower energy bills are a great motivator, of course, as is the feeling of doing our bit to combat climate...

Has Spain learned its renewable energy lesson?

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What a difference a decade makes. In 2007 Spain was intent on becoming of one the world’s green energy leaders. Second only to Germany in Europe for installed solar capacity, they had just opened world’s first commercial solar thermal polar plant opened close to Saville. And on top of that, the government was offering generous subsidies, promising above market...

10 Ways to Make your Home Eco-Friendly

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It is good news that many people across the world are becoming more environmentally-conscious. Being more eco-friendly will not only help you contribute to a sustainable environment but it can even save you money. Here are ten ways to improve the mechanical and electrical engineering of your home, and make it a more eco-friendly place. Get serious about water When we...

What is a home report? And where do you need one?

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The sales process in the Scottish property market differs from the rest of the UK and one of these points of difference is the Home Report survey, which is a legal requirement in Scotland before a property can be advertised. Before the seller is allowed to place their home for sale with an agent or on a property website...

Building the eco-friendly homes of the future

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The UK is in desperate need of new homes. Official estimates suggest that about 300,000 properties need to be built every year to keep up with demand, yet this is a rate that hasn’t been achieved in the UK since the 1970s and is two to three times the current level. It’s a topic that is constantly on the political...

9 scrap car parts that can be reused or recycled

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In today's day and age, it is more important than ever to reuse and recycle whenever possible. Whenever you think that most of your car parts are beyond help, think again. There is always a 90-95% chance that most of the parts can actually be salvageable. Here is a list of some of the parts :- Engine Oil: Here’s...

Applications For German Energy Start Up Award Accepted Until The End Of January

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Start-ups still have until 31st January 2017 to submit their entries for the international ‘Start Up Energy Transition Award’, presented by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency. The competition is open to any ideas that promote energy transition and worldwide climate protection. The start-ups with the most innovative business models will have an opportunity to present their...

Campaigners Appeal With EU To Make Food Waste Promise Binding

Campaigners Appeal With EU To Make Food Waste Promise Binding
The European Parliament's Environment Committee have voted to introduce EU-wide targets to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030. Vitally, these targets aim to halve food waste right from primary production stage to the consumer, whereas a version proposed by the Commission last year only pledged to halve retail and consumer food waste. A huge movement of 48 organisations from across...

Retail Energy Usage Infographic

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UK retailers are wasting £300 million worth of energy!

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Change in retailing is constant, but continual flux is causing a crisis. Many stores in the UK are struggling to exist as the sector is buffeted by mounting costs caused by waves of change: from morphing shopping habits to the introduction of the National Living Wage, and now rising import prices post-Brexit. Commissioned by UK utilities consultancy Utilitywise, the energy...

EQ Investors – Winter 2017 Update

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EQ Investors have just published their Positive Impact Portfolio's Winter 2017 Update. This update looks at clean fuel (Panasonic & Tesla), social change and water. Click here to read it in full.

The Environmental Impact of One Trillion Plastic Bags

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Plastic bags are everywhere. Two million bags are used every minute, and it’s common to find piles of them in people’s homes, waiting to maybe someday be reused. Because they’re so convenient and are given out for free, they’ve become so customary we don’t think of them as worth anything. We often use more than we really need to and...
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Instead of Saying Goodbye to Your ATV, Go Greener

Living a greener lifestyle and working to protect the environment doesn’t mean you have to give up all gas-powered vehicles. It means making smarter...
Globo verde By Olearys Via Flickr

4 Promising Business Opportunities for Green Entrepreneurs

While environmental concerns are mounting every year, demand for green solutions is growing at a record pace. According to a recent analysis, the green...
green bulb by Andrzej Pobiedziński via stock.xchng

5 Ways Green Technology Makes Life Easier

This is certainly the day and age of technological advancements. There isn’t much you can’t do if you have a smartphone, tablet or MacBook...