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SHFT Sampler 3-25-11

  • Posted by Neil Simonton on March 25, 2011 in All
  • Don't Believe the Hype: In spite of common opinion, nuclear energy is not the most dangerous source of power. Not even close. Using these stats, author/thinker Seth Godin offers up a simple graphic showing that coal is by far the deadliest energy source per terawatt-hour of power produced. "For every person killed by nuclear power generation, 4,000 die due to coal." Whoa. (via GOOD)

    Good Green Gear: "Eco" fashion gets a bad rap because a lot of it is, well, bad. Good ethics and green materials cannot save poor design. Commerce with a Conscience sifts through all the bunk to to showcase reponsible brands making quality stuff. Tip: Check out the comments for Thursday's post on Unis menswear, in which company founder Eunice Lee chimes in to explain pricing. Pretty interesting.

    Will Japan Go Geothermal? The nuclear disaster  at Fukushima has some wondering if Japan will capitalize on its enormous geothermal potential.

    Sculptural Sound: TAU's recycled cardboard eco speakers take soundsystem design to another level.

    Who Turned Out the Lights? People aren't that lit up about Earth Hour this year.





    Carbon Nation

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

  • Handcrafted analog organizer stocked with recycled papers.
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  • At the Energy Crossroads

  • President Obama's original energy plan was thrown off the rails. Can his new strategy survive?
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