Over four incredible, exciting and challenging years, Blue & Green Tomorrow has championed the sustainable, shone a light on the irresponsible, and acted as a thorn in the side of unethical.
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Demonstrating the range and depth of Blue & Green Tomorrow’s coverage, from vegan meals to an Arctic message in a bottle, these are our most read articles of the last four years. Please pledge so you can read more about the importance and opportunities of sustainability in our pages for years to come.
1. University of Oxford college votes for vegan meals to help fight climate change
Jemma Collins: Wadham College at the University of Oxford has passed a motion to ban meat products and only serve vegan food for five nights a week on campus. Read more.
2. Pope Francis speaks out against fracking and environmental devastation
Ilaria Bertini: Pope Francis met delegates from South America this month to discuss the oil and gas drilling plans proposed by corporations in the region. He announced he will soon start to work on an encyclical on the environment. Read more.
3. 54-year-old message in a bottle predicted Arctic melt
Tom Revell: Researchers working on the edge of a glacier in the remote Canadian Arctic have found a 54-year-old message in a bottle, long hidden inside a formation of rocks, which predicted the effects climate change. Read more.
4. Longitude Prize revived to offer £10m to solve greatest scientific challenges
Tom Revell: A 300-year-old competition that offered a cash reward to the innovator that solved the toughest scientific challenge of the day has been revived, now offering £10m for a solution to one of today’s biggest health or climate problems. Read more.
5. Seven UK firms make it onto World’s Most Ethical Companies list
Emma Websdale: International thinktank the Ethisphere Institute has just revealed its annual rundown of the World’s Most Ethical Companies (WME), in which seven UK firms are included. Read more.
6. Rising sea levels uncover Japanese war dead in Marshall Islands
Ilaria Bertini: High tides in the Marshall Islands have exposed the graves of 26 Japanese soldiers who died during the second world war. The country’s foreign minister noted that “even the dead are affected” by climate change. Read more.
7. Supervolcanoes the biggest threat to the UK, Cabinet Office report warns
Tom Revell: The single biggest threat to the UK may not be terrorism, nuclear war, economic collapse or even climate change, but the eruption of an Icelandic supervolcano, according to a new report commissioned by the Cabinet Office. Read more.
8. Festivals play a crucial role in switching on our environmental antennas
Francesca Baker: As Glastonbury 2013 gets underway, Francesca Baker reflects on how festivals can inspire a generation of environmentally-aware individuals. Read more.
9. Vast ice structures discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet
Tom Revell: Far beneath the flat, tranquil surface of northern Greenland’s ice sheet, scientists have discovered vast ice structures as tall as skyscrapers and as wide as the island of Manhattan. Read more.
10. Petition to ‘stop SeaWorld from imprisoning whales for profit’ passes 200,000 signatures
Alex Blackburne: A petition to make it illegal for Californian marine parks or zoos to use orca whales for entertainment purposes has gathered 200,000 signatures. Read more.
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