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Boxed Water Is Better

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Michigan company hawks a green(er) alternative to bottled water

Sometimes, to think outside the box you gotta think within it. Such is the case with Boxed Water Is Better, a Michigan startup that has created a sustainable alternative to the eco-abomination known as bottled water. Company founder Benjamin Gott calls his venture "part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious."  Boxed Water's......read more

Back to the Land in Upstate New York

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A fashion photographer heads back to his roots

We'd be hard-pressed to think of two livelihoods more diametrically opposed than fashion photography and farming. There are plenty of dual careers out there that make sense: actor/model, director/producer, artist/designer. Farmer/fashion photographer does not. But that unlikely pairing is exactly the situation NYC fashion photog Fabio Chizzola found himself in when he and his wife Laura......read more

Is Organic Always Sustainable?

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How our demand for organic produce is depleting aquifers south of the border

On Mexico's arid Baja Peninsula, the organic agriculture sector is thriving, thanks in no small part to booming demand for year-round organic produce in America. But as Elizabeth Rosenthal points out in The New York Times, our growing appetite for all things organic carries an environmental cost: intensive irrigation. Every ton of organic produce exported from Mexico contributes aquifer......read more

The Player's Shirt by Criquet

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Organic cotton, vintage-inspired polo made in Austin, TX $68.00

With a nod to the past and a look toward a more stylish and sustainable future, Criquet makes vintage-preppy shirting from 100% Certified Organic Cotton. The company's flagship design, the Player's Shirt, is a relaxed and modern interpretation of the classic four-button placket, with a chest flap pocket and an embroidered grassy "C" logo. Made locally in Criquet's hometown of Austin, Texas,......read more

Leave-In Conditioner by Intelligent Nutrients

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Certified organic hair hydration, heat protection, and curl control $14.00

Intelligent Nutrients, the health and beauty company established by Aveda founder (and committed environmentalist) Horst Rechelbacher, operates according to ta strict philosophy based on the use of safe, non-toxic, organic ingredients. The brand's certified organic Leave-In Conditioner is a must for anyone with fine-to-medium textured hair who styles with heat or fights frizz. "Use to diffuse......read more

Lip Delivery Nutrition by Intelligent Nutrients

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Certified organic lip balm, packed with antioxidants and free of toxins $12.50

Featuring antioxidant Intellimune Seed Oil Complex, certified organic Lip Delivery Nutrition from Intelligent Nutrients guarantees healthy, hydrated lips, without any nasty petrochemicals. Soft and smooth, not waxy and sticky. The list of ingredients--coconut, sunflower, castor seed and palm kernel oils and waxes--is a direct reflection of the Intelligent Nutrients philosophy: "If it’s good......read more

Illegal Logging on the Decline

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Report finds dramatic reductions in prohibited logging activities around the globe.

According to UK think tank Chatham House, there has been a 25% decrease in illegal logging around the world since 2002, thanks in large part o stricter laws and better enforcement. This is great news, and shows that government policies can work to help solve environmental problems. However, the war is far from being won as 3.5 billion cubic feet of timber was illegally harvested from Brazil,......read more

SHFT Sampler 11-5-10

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Weekly links: A Mark Ronson bike contest, Ryan McGinley's new book, and longhairs in the wild.

Ryan McGinley's latest exhibition Life Adjustment Center features the photographer's trademark nudes posing with live, wild animals. Flavorwire has a slideshow of the strangeness. The book is available from Dashwood. We know you love the "The Bike Song" by Mark Ronson because how can you not? Now, the nice people at The Fader are giving you the chance to win a custom Republic......read more

Georgia-Pacific's Lumber Conservation Plan

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Plywood giant announces it will make green lumber purchases.

Georgia-Pacific, the nation's largest manufacturer of plywood, is making a move to green up its operations. After seven long years of discussions with environmental groups and consumers, the supplier of retail giants like Home Depot and Lowes has agreed to not buy timber from environmentally sensitive areas, and to discourage landowners from clearing hardwood forests. Because the pact is......read more

SHFT Sampler 2-18-11

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The zero footprint leaf shirt, UK kills plan to sell forests, sustainable treehouse living, and more.

Whaler Failure: Are we witnessing a turning point in the war against whaling? Japanese whalers have halted their annual whale hunt in the Antarctic (veiled under the bogus guise of "scientific research") after persistent harrassment by the brave bad asses of the Sea Shepherd Society sent them into retreat. "Putting a priority on safety, the fleet has halted scientific whaling for now," Tatsuya......read more

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