Sunday, January 22, 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,...

How Green is Your Landscaping?

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When a person decides to live a green lifestyle usually they turn their attention to the interior of their home. The truth of the matter is, there are just as many ways to green up your lifestyle outdoors. Often the landscaping choices we make can add the biggest impression to our eco footprint. In some areas of the country, people...

Worldwide cities going the extra mile for eco-friendliness

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia By Lenny K Photography Via Flickr
Across the planet, more and more countries are taking steps to become increasingly eco-friendly in order to combat widespread climate change. This is particularly evident in those cities that have adopted specific measures to improve the environment within heavily populated areas and throughout neighbouring areas. Here is a small selection of some of the major world cities you can...

The new trends concerning landscapes

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This is an ever-changing scenario year after year for the simple reason that trends just come and go with a few of them sticking around. Some trends fade away while others carry on year after year. It’s rather interesting to see the constant trend changes through the eyes of a landscaping company and to according determine the whims and...

5 Ways to Perform More Sustainable Home Construction

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The harsh winter and sweltering summer this past year are reason enough to justify a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Our atmosphere can be affected by many human activities, and home construction qualifies as one of the most damaging. According to the Zero Energy Project, the construction and operation of buildings accounts for 40 percent of all the energy used in the...

Porpoises And Dolphins Have Been Washing Ashore In Cornwall

Porpoises And Dolphins Have Been Washing Ashore In Cornwall
WWF-UK have reacted to the alarming number of porpoises and dolphins on the Cornwall coast. In light of the alarming increase of porpoises and dolphins washing ashore in Cornwall, Dr Lyndsey Dodds, head of marine policy, WWF-UK said: “Porpoises and dolphins are threatened by a range of impacts from pollution, underwater noise from construction and boating, collision with boats and bycatch...

Climate Change Is A Growing Threat In Britain

Climate Change Is A Growing Threat In Britain
News today that 2016 has been the hottest year on record has underlined the importance of climate risks in Britain. Commenting on the publication of the Government’s Climate Change Risk Assessment today, which takes place alongside confirmation that 2016 was the warmest year on record, Professor Joanna Haigh, Co-Director of the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London said that long-term...

Friends Of The Earth React To News That 2016 Is Hottest Year On Record

2016 Is Set To Be Hottest Year On Record: WWF React
2016 has been revealed as the hottest year on record, Friends of the Earth have called this news a clear climate warning. Reacting to news that 2016 was the hottest year on record across the world, Friends of the Earth CEO Craig Bennett said: “This is a clear warning that world leaders, including the incoming US president, mustn’t ignore. Unless we move rapidly...

Companies Backing Sustainable Development In Open Letter To PM

84 leading companies including Diageo, HSBC, Ikea and Unilever have united in a call on the Government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals* (SDGs) in an open letter to the Prime Minister. Ahead of the World Economic Forum annual meeting taking place on 17-20 January, businesses say they are ready to work with the Government...

New Study Reveals True Impact Of Microplastics

New Study Reveals True Impact Of Microplastics
Even small concentrations of plastic, such as microbeads found in toothpaste, cosmetics and household cleaning products, can have a serious impact on entire marine habitats, according to new research. The study, led by Dr Dannielle Green of Anglia Ruskin University and carried out at a special outdoor laboratory facility at Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland, is published in the journal...

DONG Energy Encouraging Community Response To Offshore Wind Proposal

Industrial Advantages Of Offshore Wind In UK Underlined By New Contract
An additional round of consultation events are set to be held in Norfolk in March by DONG Energy following interest from the community on the proposed Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm. Over 170 people attended the initial community consultation events in October and November last year. The upcoming events have been organised to provide early information on the refinement of...

New Report Exposes HSBC As The Bank Responsible For Indonesian Deforestation

New Report Exposes HSBC As The Bank Responsible For Indonesian Deforestation
A new report released today by Greenpeace International has revealed how HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, loaned hundreds of millions of US dollars to some of the most destructive palm oil companies in Indonesia. In the past five years alone, HSBC has been part of banking syndicates that arranged US$16.3 billion of loans (and nearly US$2 billion of bonds) to six...

Marga Hoek Appointed To BMO’s Responsible Investment Advisory Council

Marga Hoek Appointed To BMO's Responsible Investment Advisory Council
Today marks an announcement by BMO Global Asset Management’s Responsible Investment Advisory Council (RIAC) of the appointment of Marga Hoek to the Council with immediate effect. The Council further consists of five highly regarded experts in their fields, including the Most Reverend Council President Justin Welby, and Council Chair Howard Pearce, who bring international experience across responsible investment, environmental, social and...

An Industry Expert Has Stated Northern Powerhouse Should Take The Lead On Energy

An Industry Expert Has Stated Northern Powerhouse Should Take The Lead On Energy
The Northern Powerhouse must place itself at the centre of the UK’s energy innovation agenda by being the first region to lead major collaboration across the industry, according to Denise Massey, the Managing Director of the Energy Innovation Centre. “Securing the UK’s future energy supplies is one of the most important issues on today’s political agenda with ramifications for everyone from...

New Report Underlines The Potential Of Sustainable Business

E3G Appeals For Mandatory Climate Disclosures
The next decade is critical for companies to open 60 key market “hot spots,” tackle social, environmental challenges, and re-build trust with society according to a new report. More than 35 CEOs and civil society leaders of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission (the Commission) today reveal that sustainable business models could open economic opportunities worth up to US$12 trillion and...

Britwind Surpass £1 Million Mark As Japan Invest In British Windmills

Britwind Surpass £1 Million Mark As Japan Invest In British Windmills
The Britwind subsidiary of Ecotrcity, Britain's greenest energy company, has sold more than £1 million of small windmills to Japan, becoming the country’s leading small wind exporter. Britwind launched in November 2014, producing windmills that are designed and made in Britain and has now shipped 130 small 5kW wind turbines to Japan in the past 18 months, with a further 30...
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How Green is Your Landscaping?

When a person decides to live a green lifestyle usually they turn their attention to the interior of their home. The truth of the...
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia By Lenny K Photography Via Flickr

Worldwide cities going the extra mile for eco-friendliness

Across the planet, more and more countries are taking steps to become increasingly eco-friendly in order to combat widespread climate change. This is particularly...
garden via www.homelook.us

The new trends concerning landscapes

This is an ever-changing scenario year after year for the simple reason that trends just come and go with a few of them sticking...