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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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Climate adaption budgets could reverse poverty progress

A new report has warned that climate change adaption budget in the world’s poorest nations could reverse the progress made on reducing poverty. The report has been released ahead of a UN climate change summit, taking place on Tuesday in New York. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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Leading UK charities call on government to tackle corporate human rights abuses abroad

A group of leading charities in the UK have launched a manifesto with recommendations to improve corporate sustainability and accountability in corporate human rights abuses abroad. The CORE Coalition, made up of Amnesty International, ActionAid, CAFOD, Friends of the Earth, Traidcraft and WWF, is calling on UK political parties...


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People’s Climate March London: Creative plans to lead mass protests against fossil fuel industry

Sunday this weekend, a fossil free bloc at the peoples climate march in London, the world’s largest climate mobilisation of people, will demand divestment from fossil fuels, utilising creative methods to end political interference by the fossil fuel industry. The event has been organised ahead of the UN Climate...


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Scottish independence: Alex Salmond to resign

Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), is to stand down after the Scottish public rejected independence in Thursday’s historic referendum. Announcing his resignation on Friday, Salmond revealed he will remain in the role until mid-November, when the SNP will vote for...


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Empowering indigenous people effective to tackle climate change and deforestation – report

NGOs, governments and investors have been asked to recognise and strengthen indigenous peoples’ rights to forests, as a way to reduce poverty, ensure forest and human protection and reduce the effects of climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....



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