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SHFT Food Chart

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Our guide to green eating.

Most of us know the basics of eating and drinking with the planet in mind. Buy organic. Avoid processed, packaged foods. Think about how the food got to your plate. But still, if you want to eat green, it can be daunting to figure out precisely what - and what not - to consume. The SHFT Food Chart is our simple guide for eating green. From fruit and veggies to coffee and chocolate, we have you......read more

Mind the Curb

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British green marketing company takes earth art into the commercial realm.

For Curb, the British marketing agency that makes ads out of natural earth elements, the medium is most definitely the message. And with every brand and their mother dying to be thought of as environmental advocates, it also seems like pretty good business strategy. The company, a perennial SHFT fave, is positioned as the "world's first natural media company". The Curb portfolio......read more

The New Christmas Tree Economy

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A green shift is underway this holiday season. Sustainable evergreens are changing the way we buy Christmas trees.

Great piece in Design Observer from a couple months ago exploring the new economy of the Christmas tree, which is being redefined by growing environmental consciousness and recession frugality. Highlighting some of the tensions that exist in the Christmas ritual - pagan vs. Christian, natural vs. artifical - the essay goes on to underline some of the welcome trends in Christmas tree production......read more

Ars Natura: Genesis

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In his inaugural SHFT post, Karl Burkart explains why the hell a renowned green-tech blogger is writing a column on art and nature.

This is the first in a series I’m writing for SHFT called Ars Natura: art in nature, nature in art. Though I typically blog abut media and technology I have become increasingly aware that the problems our civilization faces are not going to be solved by technological ingenuity alone. Yes I believe we can solve the energy problem and perhaps even find a way to deflate the planet’s......read more

2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

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Six great pictures from this year's global photo contest

Another year, another edition of the Sony World Photography Awards, the annual contest allowing talented photographers -- professional, amateur or youth -- to show off their chops in front of a global audience. Looking for "stories that force the viewer to find something surprising within the everyday," the World Photography Organization announced the shortlist this week, paring down from almost......read more

SHFT Wins Two Webby Awards!

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Video by Ludlow Kinsgley, music by The Good Listeners

We done did it! In dramatic, come-from-behind fashion, SHFT was awarded two Webbys this week. Both were for Best Green Website, one voted on by (some highly intelligent) judges including David Bowie (?!), the other voted on by you, the people. Thank you so much to everyone who voted. We are eternally grateful for your support, not to mention your charm and good looks. Our design compadres......read more

Brower Youth Awards - Adarsha Shivakumar

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Adarsha Shivakumar a remarkable game-changer already

This Brower Youth Award video will inspire you. Adarsha is a remarkable young boy who, with the help of his family, initiated a way to make a dent in the climate change issues in India. After researching, he came upon a plant, jatropha, whihc can be used as a biofuel, and incorporated it with a mandate to empower women in india to help lift them out of poverty. This kid could seriously be a......read more

Obama Awards $2.3 Billion for New Clean-Tech Manufacturing Jobs

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Recovery Act tax credits look to enable new clean manufacturing projects and create tens of thousands of jobs.

President Obama announced on Friday the award of $2.3 billion in tax credits for clean energy manufacturing — part of a broader push by his administration to stimulate job growth during the highest period of sustained unemployment in decades. “Building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create the jobs of the future,” said Mr. Obama, according to prepared remarks. The......read more

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