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The Solar Energy Enigma

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Jeff Himmelman on the shifting solar landscape

Most mornings, Danny Kennedy hops on a bike with orange saddlebags and rides half an hour from his home to Oakland’s Jack London Square. He makes for quite a picture cruising down Telegraph Avenue, decked out as he often is in an orange helmet, orange jacket and orange leather Adidas shoes. When he arrives at his office, he often makes his rounds on an orange indoor bike. (He’s not......read more

Energy Manifesto

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Why the shift to renewable energy is so important -- and how we can make it happen

The world is at war over energy. Fossil fuels are running out. Gas prices are going up. And no one seems to agree on how we should proceed. Let's start with the facts: climate change is happening whether we want to deal with it or not. As greenhouse gas levels rise, the global climate is altering, and without dramatic changes to the ways we source and use energy, the planet will eventually change......read more

Coal Plants Shift to Natural Gas

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Bill will cleaner electricity bring higher prices?

The huge, belching smokestacks of electric power plants have long symbolized air pollution woes. But a shift is under way: More and more electric plants around the nation are being fueled by natural gas, which is far cleaner than coal, the traditional fuel. The most optimistic projections describe an abundant domestic energy source that will create enormous numbers of jobs and lead to cleaner......read more

Sustainability, Politics, and Consumerism

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Steven Cohen on the shift to a clean economy

As 2011 ends and we find some time for reflection, I am thinking a lot about the issue of material consumption and sustainability. Many of my students believe that a key answer to the crisis of planetary sustainability is for individuals to reduce their material consumption. When they say this, they are not thinking of the planet's poorest people, but the planet's richest people. There is a case......read more

Sustainable Food Trends 2011

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The top shifts in cooking and eating over the past year

With the skyrocketing popularity of farmers' markets, urban gardening, and foraging, 2011 has been a banner year in the sustainable food movement. Those three activities get no shortage of coverage here on SHFT, but this year has also been a standout for plenty of less heralded trends in the burgeoning realm of sustainable food. At Grist, Twilight Greenaway lays out a few of her favorites of......read more

Adrian Grenier at Deepak HomeBase

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Adrian joins Deepak Chopra to discuss the transformative power of a collective shift in eco-consciousness

On Thursday, December 8th at 6:30PM, SHFT co-founder Adrian Grenier joins Deepak Chopra at Deepak HomeBase. The multi-media platform and curated conversation is located in New York’s abc carpet & home, a visionary, iconic retailer committed to using conscious commerce and beauty as a tool to affect positive change. Deepak HomeBase is dedicated to promoting a peaceful, just,......read more

Jeremiah Ariaz: Reconsidering Landscape

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Large format photos explore our shifting relationship with nature.

When Jeremiah Ariaz embarked on his photo project Reconsidering Landscape, he turned his camera on city murals of nature scenes, contrasting the imaginary landscapes with rocks, bushes, and trees in the foreground.    The images underscore an obvious irony, in that the murals depict the natural habitats the walls have previously displaced. They illustrate, Ariaz says,......read more

Young Farmers Join the Food Shift

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Bolstered by demand for local and organic food, a new generation of farmers emerges in Oregon.

It's no secret that young people are psyched on farming these days. Nowhere is that more evident than in rural Oregon, where NYT writer Isolde Rafferty discovered a burgeoning movement of young farmers making a run at small-scale agriculture by doing things the old school way. Shunning the ways of industrial farming, the new generation of ranchers and growers are capitalizing on heightened demand......read more

GOP to Nix 'Green the Capitol' Program?

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House shift from Blue to Red may mean collapse of eco initiative.

Believe it or not, Capitol Hill is a hotbed of eco efficiency. The Christmas tree out front of the Capitol is outfitted with energy-saving LED lights. Inside, staffers print with recycled paper and eat with compostable utensils under the glow of eco-friendly CFL lights. Most (but not all) of these green measures can be attributed to Nancy Pelosi's Green the Capitol program, which replaced a......read more

U.S. Military Orders Shift to Renewable Energy

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Renewable power is cheaper and safer, military leaders say.

Environmentalists have found a surprising new ally in the push towards a renewable energy future. The New York Times reports that the U.S. military is increasingly looking toward renewable energy technologies to save lives and money. The story comes not long after we reported on the military's opposition to surveillance-interfering wind farms in the U.S. Citing troop safety and cost savings,......read more

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