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Blue & Green Tomorrow’s 12 stories of 2012



With just 11 days to go until the big man comes off his 364-day holiday to deliver presents to people around the world, we thought it high time to deliver our own gift to our loyal readers: a month-by-month rundown of the most popular articles of the last year.

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But anyway, without further ado; here’s the most popular tidbits to have appeared on Blue & Green Tomorrow in 2012:

JANUARY: Green Dragon: Kelly Evans

An interview with Kelly Evans of Social Change, who says for businesses to survive, they must stand for something other than profit.

FEBRUARY: The Battle for the Green Investment Bank: the final

The final instalment in our Green Investment Bank location series.

MARCH: Coca-Cola makes recycling pledge for London 2012

News of Coca-Cola’s ambitious recycling pledge ahead of the Olympic Games in London.

APRIL: The Guide to Sustainable Investment 2012

Our inaugural in-depth guide of 2012, which endeavours to take you on a journey of discovery.

MAY: Chelsea Flower Show to combat climate change

A story on how the world famous flower show had ambitions to help tackle climate change.

JUNE: Scotland surges on in renewable energy investment

Detailing Scotland’s renewable energy sector’s continued impressive growth.

JULY: Interest in ethical options surges amid UK banking melee

More people are turning to ethical banking options because of scandals and crises on the high street.

AUGUST: Prestigious group of universities granted millions by arms trade

A piece on how some of the UK’s best universities are receiving funding from the arms trade.

SEPTEMBER: FirstGroup’s west coast mainline: burden or benefit?

Asking whether FirstGroup’s new west coast rail service will be a burden or a benefit.

OCTOBER: Selling virginity is an example of unethical profit maximisation gone too far

Reflecting on the news that a Brazilian student had sold her virginity for $780,000.

NOVEMBER: Peace and security are part of sustainable development, says UN secretary-general

Looking at Ban Ki-moon’s message for International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.

DECEMBER: Environment Agency teams ‘mobilised’ for UK floods

News that the Environment Agency had issued 83 flood warnings across the UK.