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Consumer campaigning set to be discussed at Ethical Consumer conference

At this year’s Ethical Consumer Conference, to be held on September 26 at Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre in London, speakers and delegates will discuss consumer campaigning. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The event will be split into...


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Author claims Richard Branson has failed to deliver on $3bn climate pledge

Richard Branson has failed to deliver on a pledge to spend $3 billion (£1.8bn) on climate action over a ten-year period from 2006, according to author and activist Naomi Klein in her new book. Klein argues that this demonstrates that relying on the world of big business to address...


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Report: farms should combine food production with clean energy

More and more farmers are combining their traditional farming techniques with renewable electricity generation by installing solar panels, according to a new guidance document demonstrating how farmers can double their output of food and clean power. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Ice Bucket Challenge boosts charitable giving

Social media is changing the way the public interact with and give to charities in a trend clearly demonstrated by the Ice Bucket Challenge, with one in six Brits having taken part – making it one of the most successful campaigns of its kind. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...


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Over 225,000 get behind campaign for high seas protection

A petition calling on UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon to propose a new agreement for the protection of the high seas during UN discussions later this month has gained more than 225,000 pledges of support.  Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Just one in six consumers trust energy suppliers

New research from consumer group Which? has found that just one in six consumers trust energy companies to act in customers’ best interests. The findings follow debates about competition in the energy market and the practices of the ‘big six’ energy providers. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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Friends of the Earth pledge support in solar subsidy judicial review against Ed Davey

Campaign group Friends of the Earth (FoE) have this week pledged their support for a legal challenge against the Department for Environment and Climate Change (DECC) for plans to cut subsidies to solar power. The legal challenge is being led by a solar conglomerate made up of the industry’s...


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UK celebrates first Social Saturday

On Saturday, Britain welcomes the first day celebrating social enterprises that do business by focusing on ethics and good practice. Social Saturday invites consumers to support the UK’s 70,000 social enterprises. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The day, organised...


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MPs put forward ‘genuine’ Recall Bill

The government has published new laws that give voters the ability to recall their MPs, but critics say the bill is “meaningless” as it keeps powers in the hands of politicians. The bill, published on Thursday, rules that an MP can be recalled if they are convicted of an...


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Scottish independence: what would a ‘Yes’ vote mean for energy policy?

Energy, natural resources and sustainability have all featured in the Scottish independence debate, with both unionists and nationalists voicing their opinions on the subject. Whilst Scotland has a relatively large renewable sector, the value of its oil resources has been drawn into question. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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MP’s expenses and bills far higher than in 2009

As the parliamentary expenses scandal of 2009 has begun to slip from the public’s consciousness, a new survey has confirmed that MP’s expenses and bills are now £5 million higher than in 2009. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The total claims...


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Development banks pledge to increase finance for climate change action

The world’s leading multilateral development banks (MDBs) have issued a joint pledge to increase their efforts to help developing nations fight climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Ahead of a crucial UN climate summit, to be held in New York...


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Warming air temperatures may have caused Antarctica’s Larsen-B collapse

The collapse of a giant Antarctic ice shelf in 2002 was caused by rising air temperatures, according to new research. During the Antarctic summer of 2002 Larsen-B – a 3,250 sq km section of the Larsen Ice...


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‘Don’t ignore garment workers’, activists tell London Fashion week organisers

Campaigners from anti-poverty charity War on Want have called on the UK’s fashion industry not to forget garment workers, often forced to work long hours in despicable conditions in poor countries. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. With London Fashion...


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European Commission rejects petition against ‘undemocratic’ EU-US trade deal

Campaigners have today announced that the European Commission has rejected a petition that would force a public review of a secret trade deal between the EU, US and Canada in the European Parliament. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The petition...



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