Blue and Green Tomorrow, the UK’s fastest-growing sustainable investment magazine, this year launches Sustainable September, a month long celebration of sustainability. We’re proud to be associate supporters of the month and asked Blue and Green Tomorrow’s editor, Alex Blackburne, to give us a preview of the programme…
At Blue & Green Tomorrow, we believe that all things are connected. How we live our lives, how we invest and how we spend shape our environment, society and economy – not only today, but for the generations of tomorrow.
We already live with yesterday’s poorly informed investment and spending decisions, made by billions of individuals, companies and governments. But today we can make better decisions, if we choose to.
Over a single month in 2014, Sustainable September will explore the interconnectedness of everything. This is not to dismay, frighten or lecture you, but to showcase the truly incredible people and organisations who are taking practical action today to create a better, bluer and greener tomorrow for us all.
Sustainable September features four debates on our core subjects – one per week, covering spending, travel, energy and investment. The month will conclude with a TED-style conference with sustainability’s thought leaders.
The events are as follows:
The Sustainable Tourism Debate – Museum of London, September 3, 6-9pm
“Growth in tourism is undesirable: it is rarely economically, socially or environmentally ‘good’.”
The Sustainable Retail Debate – Royal Geographical Society, September 10, 6-9pm
“Free trade trumps fair trade in helping developing economies.”
The Sustainable Energy Debate – Siemens Crystal, September 16, 6-9pm
“Shale gas and nuclear power will address carbon emissions in the immediate term, far more effectively than renewables.”
The Sustainable Investment Debate – Royal Geographical Society, September 23, 6-9pm
“The purpose of investment is maximising financial return and nothing else.”
Sustainable September: The Event – Central Hall, Westminster, September 30, 8am-6pm
The all-day sustainability event will bring together over 20 visionaries and thought leaders to discuss sustainability, solutions to unsustainability and how we create a blue and green tomorrow.
You can find out more and see the speakers here, or book tickets for any of the events here. There is a 15% discount if you buy tickets to all five events (i.e. you get one debate free) and for those booking five tickets to the main conference event (i.e. 10% group discount).
You can also keep up with all the latest updates by connecting with Sustainable September on social media. Follow the event on Twitter (@SustSept), Facebook (facebook.com/sustsept) and through the dedicated LinkedIn group.