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Bloomberg Issues $9 Million Mayors' Challenge

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NYC mayor ponies up cash to spur urban innovation

With the proportion of people living in urban centers at an all-time high--and national governments seemingly incapable of promoting the shift toward sustainability--cities are in the best position to implement solutions to big problems. NYC's billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg agrees, and he's putting his money where his mouth is. This week Mayor Bloomberg announced a new competition to......read more

Think Again: TEDGlobal 2013 Theme Announced

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TED's internationally-focused flagship event announces its thought-provoking theme

The internationally-focused TEDGlobal recently wrapped a fantastic week of stimulation and inspiration, centered around the theme of Radical Openness. Hosted and curated by Bruno Giussani, the European Director of TED, the international non-profit dedicated to "Ideas Worth Spreading." TEDGlobal is the TED Conference's flagship event with a global focus, weighing heavily towards talks that cover......read more

14 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For SHFTers

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From Our Friends at Bustle

Valentine's Day may be a consumerism-driven holiday, but that doesn't mean you can't still celebrate love in a conscious way that minimizes both your conceding to commercialism as well as your carbon footprint. If you're set on keeping things green amongst the sea of red and pink, here are 14 sustainable Valentine's Day gift ideas. While the "Hallmark Holiday" may encourage spending silly......read more

14 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For SHFTers

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From Our Friends at Bustle

Valentine's Day may be a consumerism-driven holiday, but that doesn't mean you can't still celebrate love in a conscious way that minimizes both your conceding to commercialism as well as your carbon footprint. If you're set on keeping things green amongst the sea of red and pink, here are 14 sustainable Valentine's Day gift ideas. While the "Hallmark Holiday" may encourage spending silly amounts......read more

The Big SHFT: Bill Ford, Environmental Industrialist

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Meet the forward-thinking Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, whose ideas on sustainability are driving the business into the future

In 2000, Bill Ford spearheaded a sustainability report for the company his great-grandfather founded nearly a century earlier. "Sustainability issues are neither incidental nor avoidable," he wrote in the report, "they are at the heart of our business." At the time, the green ideas were not well-received. Today, in the wake of rising fuel prices and global economic crisis, they are at the center......read more

Getting on the Green Track

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Ahead of Obama's State of the Union address this Tuesday, NYT's David Leonhardt advances some ideas on what climate policy will look like in 2013

As President Obama prepares to deliver Tuesday's State of the Union address, observers are keenly waiting to hear what he will proclaim on the topic of climate policy. With Congress still bitterly divided, the odds of passing a substantive bill to reduce emissions are impossibly long, so we know that Obama and his advisors will have to draw on executive power to take action. We have also......read more

Lighten Up: The Honey Brothers

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In SHFT's first webisode of the series, the band performs in an eco-friendly festival and takes some ideas back to Brooklyn.

SHFT's first original web series, LIGHTEN UP, covers bands as they reduce their carbon footprint. The Honey Brothers perform at Wanderlust - a sustainable festival in Squaw Valley - and take the initiative to reduce their load while on the road. Produced by SHFT and Stonyfield Farm....read more

Weekend Hippie

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Artist brings your ideas to life, sustainably.

Paul Nosa makes "sustainable art" using a sewing machine powered by his bike. You give him an idea in five words or less, and he sews a piece of art for you. Not just any idea, though. I tried "baby punched in face" and he politely declined. How rude....read more

Repurpose This!

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Our friends at Repurpose Compostables asked people to submit their best ideas for refashioning old stuff. Here are your winners!

The good peeps at Repurpose Compostables are on a mission to replace single-use, petroleum-based plastic cups with greener, plant-based alternatives. Needless to say, we're down for their cause. The company's Repurpose This! campaign asked people to show off their creative repurposing ideas, with sweet prizes for the best projects. SHFT was approached by Repurpose to judge the contestants and......read more

3 Ideas for Stimulating Green Growth

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Why cutting carbon emissions is good for the economy

With the new year underway, we are at a crossroads. While the world economy doggedly refuses to turn around, global warming continues to accelerate, posing increasing threats to vulnerable communities. Many, like our friendly Republican presidential candidates, argue that dealing with climate change in the midst of an economic crisis will hinder recovery efforts. The truth, as Manish Bapna......read more

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