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We met Mike Hart, entrepreneur, railroad owner, clean energy explorer, at a conference and wound up making this short film for him.  Its a fascinating story of a businessman who teamed up with the US military to create a technology that incinerates trash and turns it into fuel. There's a lot to learn from this short film, not least of which that the US military is one of the biggest......read more

Goodshirt Sierra Leone

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A man battles through a treacherous desert to reach his home; a vibrant, dreamlike interpretation of the forests of Sierra Leone. Inspired by the work of New Zealand animator Len Lye, as well as the original 1983 music video for "Sierra Leone" by Coconut Rough, the man struggles with the desert elements and ultimately himself before reaching his final......read more

Skating the Sierras

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Backcountry skateboarding is a thing now

Brandon Rein and his buddies added a new dimension to their backcountry excursion to the mountains south of Lake Tahoe. Along with the customary fly rods, bed rolls and tents, the crew brought their shred sticks in search of "that super old skatepark deep in the Sierras.” Miles from any actual pavement or civilization, they discovered a sweet little skate spot in the form of a smooth......read more

Epuron spot

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Classic wind energy viral is like a silent movie with sound.

Hilarious and heartwrenching wind energy PSA from 2007 won a Gold Lion at Cannes and became a massive viral hit. You can see why. Directed by The Vikings, a (now defunct) European directing trio, the piece conjures Buster Keaton and Mel Brooks, like a silent movie with sound. A must (re)watch....read more

This Is Our Moment

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Celeb-packed PSA for NRDC Action Fund urging voters to act now in support of clean energy bill.

Obama Announces Solar Power Support

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The President declares federal loan guarantees for solar energy projects.

Good news for clean energy advocates, as Obama used his Saturday address to announce almost $2 billion in conditional loan guarantees to two solar energy companies. The beneficiaries are Abengoa Solar, whose planned Arizona solar plant will be one of the largest in the world, and solar panel manufacturer Abound Solar, which will build advanced panels at two new plants in Colorado and Indiana. Not......read more

Carbon Nation

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A film that celebrates solutions and inspires action. SHFT friend Peter Byck's new film premieres in New York.

Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth introduced a lot of people to the problems presented by climate change. Now, Carbon Nation looks to open people's eyes to the possibilities of a low carbon economy. Directed by Peter Byck, the long awaited movie visits with a cast of creative characters -- including West Texas wind farmer Cliff Etheridge, green jobs innovator Van Jones, and Virgin CEO Richard......read more

Solar Sinter

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Markus Kayser converts the raw resources of sunlight and sand into glass products

German designer Markus Kayser's Solar Sinter is a solar-powered 3D printer that is a revolutionary take on the manufacturing process. The Solar Sinter uses a "sintering" technique, whereby sand is heated to its melting point, then cooled and solidified into three-dimensional glass objects. Kayser explains: In this experiment sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce......read more

Motorville by Patrick Jean

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Genius animation tells the story of a society addicted to oil

Talented director Patrick Jean, whose "Pixels" short set the 'net on fire a few years back, has another hit on his hands with this one. "Motorville" is an allegorical tale of an American city addicted to oil. Animated in Google Maps, the city goes on a quest across the world to find oil in order to feed its body, made of streets, highways and freeways. Packed with lots of fun details, the VFX......read more

Planet Under Pressure

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An arty animation from Moth Collective espouses an integrated approach to climate security

London animation studio Moth Collective has unveiled a new short produced for the Global Canopy Programme, a tropical forest conservation group. "Planet Under Pressure," the second video created by Moth for GCP, takes a global look at the "nexus challenges" of food, energy, water and the environment. Not the sexiest of topics, but the animators manage to pull off a beauty of a piece, even if the......read more

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