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Bamboo Paper Straws by Kikkerland

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Hosting a party? Liven up the table with these biodegradable straws $6.00

We've made no secret of our love for Kikkerland, whose cleverly designed things have gotten plenty of shine in the SHFT Shop. And now we have another Kikkerland creation in the form of these paper straws, a perfectly sustainable alternative to common plastic straws. Made using wax-coated paper, the straws feature a lovely bamboo pattern printed using soy-based inks. When you're finished using......read more

Forest Fir Candle by Linnea's Lights

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Hand-poured soy candle brings the forest to the home $30.00

The scented candle market is a cluttered affair, with a seemingly constant stream of new brands and offerings coming online. Carmel, Indiana-based Linnea's Lights is one of the few standouts. Founded by Lynn Manley and her daughter Laura Cler, the company makes hand-poured, natural soy candles featuring pure essences and fragrances, and clean-burning cotton wicks. For cozy......read more

Crayon Rocks

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Natural, soy-based coloring tools designed for kids with special needs. $27.00

Since a child's first writing tool is usually a crayon, it should encourage him or her to use a proper tripod writing grip. That's what makes Crayon Rocks so great. They take very little effort in applying great swaths of color to the paper, helping little fingers to grow strong as they spill their creative ideas on to paper. Founded by a veteran special needs teacher, Crayon Rocks are......read more

Tin Soy Candles

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From Bright Endeavors $13.60

8 oz soy wax candle Comes in compact tin Amazing scents This sustainable soy candle was made by Bright Endeavors, a nonprofit social enterprise in Chicago. Bright Endeavors is committed to helping inner city, homeless and at-risk young women, between the ages of 16-25, gain the necessary skills to become self-sufficient, successful adults. Utilizing innovative business enterprise......read more

Stainless Steel Pints by Klean Kanteen & Nau

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Enjoy drinks with travel buddies in these sustainable, stainless steel cups $39.00

Campers and picnickers, say hello to a perfectly safe and reuseable alternative to crappy plastic cups. Nau teamed with Klean Kanteen to create these lightweight, sustainable beauties that are perfect for travels. Each cup is constructed from a single piece of food-grade, stainless steel, and features a laser-etched Nau logo. They come in a set of four and make a delightful "Ding!" when toasting......read more

Summer Sipper Kit by Mouth

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It's the thirsty season. Here's what you need to make easy and delicious summer drinks $65.00

Mouth, the online "indie" food retailer formerly known as New York Mouth, has expanded its offerings beyond the Big Apple to include selections from around the country. The edibles and drinkables are assembled in gift packs like the Summer Sipper, a must-have kit for making super easy summer drinks. Elevate your cocktail game with Seville Orange and Grapefruit syrups (both from Brooklyn's P&H......read more

The Circular Economy

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Can a closed-loop economy eliminate waste and save resources? The Ellen MacArthur Foundation thinks so, and it has a new animation to show how

You may or may not remember Ellen MacArthur as the solo yachtswoman who in 2005 broke the world speed record for circumnavigation of the globe. Today, she stays busy as the figurehead behind the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, an independent UK-based charity promoting the vision of a "circular economy." Don't know what that is? Don't worry, neither did we until we watched this fun, well-made......read more

Microsoft Inks Wind Energy Deal

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The deal marks Microsoft's first long-term power purchase agreement for wind energy

A 55-turbine wind farm planned for a site in Texas will have at least one very large customer: Microsoft, which announced it has entered a deal to buy 110 MW of the wind energy to power a data center. The wind farm, located about 70 miles outside of Fort Worth, will be owned and operated by RES Americas and will go under construction next year (with power flowing in 2015). The deal is......read more

Solazyme Inks Deal With Unilever for Algae Oil

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SF company will deliver 10,000 metric tons of renewable oil to the household products giant

Solazyme, the South San Francisco-based biofuel startup, has signed a deal to deliver large quantities of algal oil to Unilever. Under the agreement, announced this week, the Dutch consumer products giant will buy at least 10,000 metric tons (about three million gallons) of Solazyme's renewable, algae-derived oil. The deal represents a major milestone for Solazyme, which was co-founded ten years......read more

Young Farmers: Aileen

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Aileen, a talented cellist, locates the links between music and gardening

Is gardening an art form? Well, it's a form of creation, so it should be. The difference between growing food and, say, playing in a symphony, is that a gardener's collaborator is nature itself. In this episode of Young Farmers, we meet Aileen, a high school cellist who likens gardening to music. You work hard at both, and in both cases, something eventually clicks, and the next thing you know......read more

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