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Top features of the week: August 24



This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Martin Chilcott discussed some of the ways that collaboration can improve supply chain sustainability and transparency.

Richard Essex explored how the Scottish Referendum could be good news for the renewable energy sector, and Clare Jones argued that regeneration needs to consider the needs of the community the area serves.

1. Why collaboration improves supply chain sustainability and the ways you can do it

Martin Chilcott: Collaboration could allow organisations to tackle problems far greater than themselves, and work together for more sustainable and transparent supply chains, writes Martin Chilcott, founder and CEO of 2degrees. Read more.

2. Reclaiming the night: Northumberland’s dark skies

Francesca Baker: I was pretty amazed at the glowing speckles in the sky. Living in London, and having been brought up in the densely populated south east, I’ve been used to the night sky having a faint orange glow to it, rather than being dark and deep – or, on a clear night like this August one, densely dappled with big and bright stars. Read more.

3. Angels back regeneration via the crowd

Clare Jones: Regeneration needs to consider the needs of the community the area serves, says Clare Jones of ClearlySo. Read more.

4. The Scottish referendum is good news for renewable energy

Richard Essex: The forthcoming Scottish Referendum could be a useful trigger for improved strategic planning within the renewable energy sector, writes Richard Essex. Read more.

5. A designer future: communicating sustainability by design

Morwenna Kearns: Sustainable design, be it fashion, home décor, packaging, electronics or anything else, has many guises. There is the unapologetically crunchy: the steampunk-esque hacked tech, upcycled furniture or refashioned clothes that wear their hearts on their sleeves. Then there is efficient design: gadgets that are streamlined to be transported more easily or to have a longer battery life, multipurpose furniture or harder-working clothes. There is also simply transposing ‘traditional’ materials or supply chains for those using renewable or recycled materials, with no-one being able to tell the difference. Read more.

Photo: Flavio Takemoto via Flickr


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