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University of Leeds to buy only ethically sourced electronic equipment

The University of Leeds has signed up to Electronics Watch, which monitors the electronics industry for labour exploitation, and will now source only ethically produced equipment for its students. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The school has joined other...


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FCA launches investment scam awareness campaign

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to launch a new advertising campaign warning against investment scams, funded by the recovered proceeds of crime. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The campaign will warn potential victims of investment fraud, which typically targets older...


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Family farming to be the focus of 2014 World Food Day

This year’s World Food Day will focus on family and small scale farming as ways to improve food security and protect the environment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. October 16, 1981 was the date in which the UN’s Food...


Basket of Fairtrade products

Free trade is a ‘myth’ that has failed, says Fairtrade CEO

The free market has proved unable to eradicate social injustice and has become nothing but a ‘myth’, the Fairtrade Foundation’s chief has said during the event that marked 20 years of the organisation’s mark. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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Sea levels to rise by 1.8 meters in worst-case climate scenario

Global sea levels could rise by 1.8 meters by the end of the century in a worst-case climate change scenario, a new study has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  In a paper published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, scientists estimate...


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Pentagon warns of climate change security threat

Climate change presents a global security threat, increasing the risk of terrorism and conflict, and will fundamentally change the way the US military operates, the Pentagon has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  In a landmark new report, the US Department...


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Global renewable energy investment up 11% in promising third quarter

Investment into renewable energy totalled almost $65 billion (£40.8bn) in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 11% on the same period last year, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The report, from analysts Clean Energy...


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CDP: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Unilever leaders in tackling climate change

Across nearly 2,000 listed companies, some are now showing a ‘superior’ approach at tackling climate change, saving money and gaining investors’ trust, according to information requested by investors managing $92 trillion and collected in a new index by CDP. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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Brazil announces marine conservation move at UN conference in Korea

During the 12th UN conference of the parties (COP12) on the Convention on Biological Diversity, currently ongoing in South Korea, the Brazilian government has announced the creation of over 58,000 hectares of new marine protected areas. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Plants absorbing more carbon than previously thought

Scientists may have underestimated the beneficial impact plants have had while absorbing carbon out of the atmosphere, according to a new study. However, experts have warned that the finding will make little difference to future climate change. [Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


Outside the National Gallery by Kristian Buus

Performers disrupt Shell-sponsored exhibition at the National Gallery

Activists protesting against art’s ties with the fossil fuel industry have performed a musical demonstration during the media launch of the Rembrandt exhibition at the National Gallery, which has been sponsored by Shell and staffed by a private security firm, instead of the gallery’s workers. Blue & Green Tomorrow...


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Örebro becomes first Swedish city to divest from fossil fuels

The city of Örebro has become the first city in Sweden to commit to ditching its investments in fossil fuel firms, as the global divestment movement builds on its gathering momentum. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The county capital confirmed on...


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Onshore wind EU’s cheapest energy source – report

Onshore wind energy is the cheapest form of energy in Europe, when additional factors such as the costs of pollution and climate change are taken into account, a leaked EU report has revealed. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The interim paper...


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Marks & Spencer downgraded over its refrigerators’ greenhouse gas emissions

Ethical retailer M&S has not made progress on phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from its fridges and saving energy with closed doors, according to a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Tesco, Co-op and...


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Green Party to take legal advice over leaders’ debate snub

The Green Party of England and Wales has said it may take legal action after reports indicated it will be left out of televised party leader debates next year, while UKIP looks set to feature. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In the...



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