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Employees working in ‘green offices’ are 15% more productive, study finds

Working in offices enriched by plants gives better results in perception of air quality, concentration, workplace satisfaction and productivity than working in a lean environment, a new study has suggested. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. UK researchers have suggested...


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Nick Clegg promises ten garden cities to battle housing shortage

Deputy prime minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has pledged to battle for the development of a string of new garden cities, between Oxford and Cambridge, should his party form part of the next government. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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UK could be sharing economy hub, says government adviser

The UK can become a world leader in the sharing economy – also known as the peer-to-peer economy – according to the author of a review commissioned by the government to explore the benefits of consumers offering properties and personal items. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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Lib Dem conference: activists approve climate change policies

Liberal Democrat activists have voted unanimously in favour of a policy motion on climate change, approving measures to improve Britain’s flood defences and require companies to disclose their environmental risks. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. At the party’s annual conference in...


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Norway the best country for elderly, study says

The Global AgeWatch Index has found that Norway is the place where the elderly enjoy the best quality of life for income security, health, personal capability and ‘an enabling environment’, as figures suggest that 21% of the global population will be over 60 by 2050. Blue & Green Tomorrow...


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Responsible tourism: Virgin to ditch partners that capture wild whales and dolphins

Virgin’s CEO Richard Branson has announced that Virgin Holidays will now require that its partners and suppliers do not capture wild cetaceans for the entertainment industry, but wildlife charities have complained the plea falls short of protecting captive animals. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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Wonga profits halved by compensation payouts

The payday lender Wonga has seen its profits fall by more than half after a year marred by controversy. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Wonga, the UK’s largest payday lender, reported pre-tax profits for the year ending in December 2013 of...


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Conservative party conference: Osborne criticised for welfare cuts and inaction over climate change

Chancellor George Osborne has promised new reforms on benefits to eradicate a “culture of welfare dependency” and pledged to encourage the exploitation of shale gas reserves if the Conservatives are re-elected. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Speaking at the...


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Cameron’s new homes pledge ‘counter-productive’, says UK Green Building Council

Prime minister David Cameron’s pledge to build discount homes for first time buyers and exempt them from the zero-carbon homes standard has been criticised by green campaigners. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. On Saturday, Cameron announced that a re-elected Conservative government...


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Banks and schools close down amid Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

Some banks, including HSBC and Standard Chartered, have shut down their branches in Hong Kong after thousands of citizens took the streets on Sunday protesting against the strict electoral system enforced by the Chinese government. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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Sustainia Award finalists announced

An annual award recognising initiatives that are working towards building a more sustainable future has announced this year’s finalists. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The international Sustainia Award is given to a solution, technology or initiative with significant potential...


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Family farming to be central theme at 2014 edition of Slow Food’s Salone del Gusto

Family farming in developing and developed countries and the role it plays for food security will be the central topic of Slow Food’s Salone del Gusto, which focuses on sustainable agriculture and food biodiversity and will take place in Italy in October. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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Study highlights health risks of climate change

A new study has highlighted the health risks associated with climate change and argues that are numerous health benefits are possible though efforts to mitigate and adapt to human driven climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The research...


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Record 2014 CO2 emissions dwarf global expectations

So far this year, the world has poured record amounts of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, with a strong rise of 2.5% over 2013 levels, totalling at 40 billion tonnes. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge A report, published by Nature...


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Fashion retailers agree on wage increase for Cambodian garment workers

A group of fashion brands, including Primark, H&M, Next and Zara have agreed to raise the minimum wage of garment workers in Cambodia, who were earning as little as £62 per month. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Garment workers...



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