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After-Party Pondering

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David Vega dishes up some food and drink ideas for the morning after.

As I write this I think back on the past few days’ efforts to make small daily changes to my eating habits. Believe me, I’m not one to deny myself the things I enjoy; I’m more likely to find something that both satisfies my cravings and that I can feel good about eating. Applying it has actually been much easier than I expected. If I stick to satisfying the senses, I find myself wanting to......read more

Food for Thought

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SHFT food writer David Vega on how growing food for his family and friends changed the pace of his life.

It almost sounded like some hippie mantra. I was on the patio, staring at an odd collection of building materials I’d gathered in the past week, reminding myself over and over again that "Nature required my patience." Well, actually, she didn’t actually need a damn thing from me; she’d get along just fine without me. I would need to accept the pace of things if I was to get......read more

Ride, Rise, Roar

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New David Byrne doc to debut at SXSW in March.

“Ride, Rise, Roar" is a new concert film documenting the creation and staging of David Byrne’s ambitious “The Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno” tour in 2008 and 2009. The documentary will premiere with three screenings at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, TX. Not exactly a "green" story but aside from being two of the most important figures in modern pop music,......read more

Earth From Above

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Hauntingly beautiful aerial photography by David Maisel.

David Maisel's large-scale aerial photos of open pit mines, clear-cut forests, and water reclamation zones document the complex relationship between human beings and nature. Rich in detail, ambiguous in meaning, Maisel's work has much in common with Edward Burtynsky, who also uses large, detailed photographs to chronicle industrial transformation of the environment. A preferred subject......read more

Going for Olympic Green

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Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki offers his take on the greenness of the games.

Several people have asked me if the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics will be the greenest games yet. The answer may be yes—if we’re talking about the abundance of greenery and lack of snow brought on by record high temperatures during one of the earliest spring seasons the city has experienced. With respect to environmental impact, all Olympic Games leave a very large footprint. Thousands of......read more

Paving the Future

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Pedestrians pave the way for green energy.

In London, tests are underway for glowing paving slabs that create energy simply by being stepped on. The green slabs, which contain a light that gets brighter according to how much energy is stored, are designed to ‘flex’ less that 5mm when walked over. Inventor Laurence Kemball-Cook says the patented Pavegen System slabs could be used to power anything from lighting at bus stops to ticket......read more

Recycloop

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Outdoor public art pavilion in Dordecht, Netherlands made from kitchen sinks.

More great repurposing ingenuity from the land of windmills and tulips. In Dordecht, Netherlands, the Dutch architecture firm 2012Architecten recently erected Recycloop, a small public pavilion for showing art. Visitors can view the art inside through the sinks' drains and a hidden door grants visitors access within the structure. Visitors are asked to clean their vegetables elsewhere.......read more

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis On Growing Up In Seattle's Outdoors

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From the good folks at The Nature Conservancy

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis discuss what it was like growing up in Seattle's outdoors. Watch as they discuss growing up on Capitol Hill in Seattle and how nature's beauty influenced them. Mackelmore describes how he started rapping and freestyling when he was hanging out at parks at night.  ...read more

L.A. Can Lead the Way with Solar Rooftops

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Clean Coalition leader Craig Lewis on tapping solar demand in Los Angeles

Craig Lewis for The Huffington Post: Too often campaign promises go unfulfilled. But for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, keeping his word should be easy. Mr. Garcetti was elected to office on a platform that called for a significant expansion of solar energy in L.A. And this promise is becoming more attractive by the day. The Department of Water and Power's newest solar program is already......read more

Tasha Lewis: Guerilla Sculpture

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Butterfly street installations migrate across Indianapolis

There is a new invasive species swarming through the American Midwest. The as-yet unnamed species of butterfly, colored an electric blue, has been spotted gathering throughout public spaces in Indianapolis. But worry not, these beautiful creatures won't affect the local ecosystem. The colorful creations are the work of Indy native Tasha Lewis, who crafts guerilla installations featuring hundreds......read more

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