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Fireplace Briquette Maker

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Transform yesterday's news into energy with this eco-smart fireplace briquette maker $50.00

If you're a newspaper reader and you have a fireplace at home, you're gonna love this paper log briquette maker, which makes long-burning fuel bricks from old newspapers and other paper trash. Here's how it works: simply rip up waste paper, soak it in water overnight, then stuff the soggy pulp into the log maker and squeeze out any excess moisture. After letting the paper briquette dry out fully......read more

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The "Entourage" actor and Glatzer, creators of sustainable living website SHFT.com, announce a content partnership with the Detroit automaker

Actor Adrian Grenier and producer Peter Glatzer, creators of SHFT.com, a website that sells sustainably designed products and produces original environmentally conscious online content, have forged a partnership with the Ford Motor Company....read more

Green For All

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From The Filmmakers At Black Powder Works

A powerful shoft film around the green collar economy, which our friend, Van Jones, identified and championed. ...read more

Moments In Asia

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Watch a Finnish filmmaker's visual diary of his journey through the East, shot entirely on iPhone

Last spring, Helsinki-based filmmaker Markus Kontiainen took a month-long trip through Asia and documented the whole thing using his iPhone 5s. The resulting footage, slowed down to a snail's pace and set to a dramatic soundtrack, nicely captures the wonder of a first-timer's journey to the East. Says Kontianen: I spent 35 days exploring 11 different cities in Japan, China and Southeast Asia......read more

Brooklyn Farmer

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Filmmaker Michael Tyburski profiles the world's biggest rooftop farm

If you're reading this, you're probably already familiar with Brooklyn Grange (if not, start here then go here). In Brooklyn Farmer, filmmaker Michael Tyburski follows the story of a small group of dedicated staff and volunteers, who turned unused space in the city into the world's biggest rooftop farm, producing over 120,000 pounds of food for the local community. Today the farm is looking to......read more

Coffee/Tea Mugs by Slow Studio

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Simply beautiful tableware from Massachusetts maker Natania Hume $30.00

Natania Hume, a potter based in western Massachusetts, makes contemporary-rustic tableware under the Slow Studio brand. (The “slow” in the name is a reference to the slow food movement, a sustainable approach to food and eating that Natania's objects are designed to complement.) And as you can see from these Slow Studio mugs, her work is beautiful. With each piece made one at a......read more

Kids' Xylophone by Plan Toys

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Sustainable rubberwood transformed into colorful melody-maker $18.50

Using organic, kiln-dried wood from rubber trees that no longer produce latex, Plan Toys has been producing safe, environmentally-friendly toys for over thirty years. On the musical side of the company's offerings is this colorful xylophone that promotes children's natural sense of harmony and rhythm. The 5 bars, colored using water-based dyes, produce pleasant and melodious sounds that......read more

Frames of Life

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Watch a gorgeous portrait of the Canary Islands from filmmaker Gunther Gheeraert

For 7stories, a project from the Canary Islands tourism board, seven influential creatives were called upon to make short videos promoting travel in the islands. Each filmmaker was assigned one of the Spanish archipelago's seven main islands to cover, and given creative licence to show off their skills. Parisian director Günther Gheeraert's assignment was La Palma, the Canaries' most......read more

Australian Winemakers Respond to Changing Climate

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As the country's traditional wine-growing regions grow hotter and drier, winemakers are flocking to Tasmania

(Reuters) - Young Australian vintner Nick Glaetzer's winemaking-steeped family thought he was crazy when he abandoned the Barossa Valley - the hot, dry region that is home to the country's world-famous big, brassy shiraz. Trampling over the family's century-old grape-growing roots on the Australian mainland, Glaetzer headed south to the island state of Tasmania to strike out on his own and prove......read more

Wild Hybrid Coffee Machine by Handpresso

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This hand-powered espresso maker lets you be your own barista -- anytime, anywhere $130.00

With the market for portable espresso makers getting busier by the day, French company Handpresso has carved out its own niche with the Wild Hybrid Coffee Machine. Operating (and looking) a bit like a bike pump, the Wild Hybrid is pumped manually to generate 16-bar pressure for perfect espresso. No batteries required. All you need is hot water (from a kettle or a thermo flask) and espresso......read more

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