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I can’t shake the image – in returning to Austin during the South by Southwest Festival – that I have come full-circle. Like the commonly used recycling icon. When I was initially approached a year ago to partner with Dell as the tech industry’s first Social Good Advocate, I felt a mix of pride and caution. I was interested in the opportunity to collaborate with a global......read more

Bringing People Together For The Social Good

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SHFT @ SXSW By Peter Glatzer

Last week at SXSW I had the honor of moderating an evening hosted by my co-founder and partner at SHFT.COM, Adrian Grenier, on the topic of Social Good and Technology. I’ve spent the past six years producing and publishing creative content on and around issues pertaining to this theme. At SHFT, we use cultural subjects like film, music, food, policy, and design to inspire people to shift......read more

Gas Station Rankings

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Research helps consumers choose the best (or least bad) gas stations based on environmental and human rights records.

In a perfect world we'd all be flying around the city in upcycled bathtubs with wings, powered by garbage-burning engines that emit nothing but cold, fresh drinking water. Last time we checked, those weren't invented. So for the time being, we'll have to make do with our hybrids and our—gasp!—fully gas-powered vehicles. Which means, as of now, gasoline is a necessary evil.......read more

Forty years ago, it looked like green sea turtles might not make it. They got entangled in fishing wire; humans killed them for meat, oil, leather, and their shells; coastal developments destroyed their habitats; plastics and debris choked them to death. In 1978, the U.S. government listed breeding colonies on the Pacific Coast of Mexico and in Florida as endangered. Now the green sea......read more

Pop Bottle Dining Barge

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Floating dining room sits on 1,700 plastic bottles.

This floating pavilion on Vancouver's False Creek is being used as a temporary restaurant featuring 4-star local cuisine. Which is neat on its own, but it's doubly cool when you find out it's floating on nearly 1,700 recycled 2L pop bottles. And gets even sweeter when you discover that the Pop Bottle Dining Barge is a fundraising project for the School of Fish Foundation, which......read more

Fantastic Forest Photos

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See the forest for the trees. Traveling exhibition celebrates the International Year of Forests.

According to the United Nations, 2011 is the International Year of the Forests, which means, well, not much. It's always the Year of This or the Month of That. But we can't not get behind this one. Especially when it looks this good. GoodPlanet Foundation, chaired by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (the filmmaker behind the epic doc Home), is raising awareness of forest issues through, among other things,......read more

The Bike Porter

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A sleek, minimal interpretation of the classic bike basket

There's no denying the practicality of having a bike basket. With capacity for everything from carry goods to groceries, baskets make bombing around town on your bike way easier. The problem is that they they're generally clunky and ugly. This design from Copenhagen Works, spotted at Cool Hunting, answers the call and then some. Dubbed the Bike Porter, the design integrates a front basket with......read more

Slow Your Roll

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The GOOD (and ReadyMade) Guide to Slowing Down.

The one great irony of the digital age involves time. The more connected we are, the faster we can communicate and perform work tasks. So we should logically have more time to ourselves. In reality, the faster things get, the less time we have. We've become slaves to the very tools that, by doing things faster, promised to give us more "free" time. Well, it's time to take......read more

Good Food Jobs

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Want a job in sustainable food? Start here

With more and more people interested in local, sustainable food, there are more and more people looking for meaningful work in the field. Enter Good Food Jobs, a “gastro-job search tool, designed to link people looking for meaningful food work with the businesses that need their energy, enthusiasm, and intellect.” Launched in 2010 by “friends, partners and ice cream......read more

Come Hell or Low Water

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The indelible link between climate change and social unrest in the Arab world

It's tempting to attribute much of the recent dischord in North Africa and the Middle East to politics. And in the most direct sense, it's true. In Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and now Syria, the people have risen up against brutal and corrupt regimes. But dig a little deeper, and you find that the unrest is more broadly driven by drought and food shortages -- themselves linked to environmental shifts......read more

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