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SHFT Sampler 8-26-10

  • Posted by Neil Simonton on August 26, 2010 in All
  • Municipal departments at the City of San Francisco are required to buy products that meet strict environmental standards. Now they're sharing what they know about green vendors. The SF Approved List is like a cheat sheet for buying green. (via NYT Green Blog)

    When Ali Hewson and her husband Bono launched Edun in 2005, they were among the first to combine fashion with ethics. The company's recent organic cotton initiative was covered in a documentary by Peter Sutherland. Check out a sneak preview at Nowness.

    Out of thin air: Inhabitat reports that Brazilian researchers are close to figuring out how to harness energy from the air. Nikola Tesla would be so proud.

    THIS ONE RUNS ON FAT AND SAVES YOU MONEY. Hilarious bike lane graphics by Peter Drew.

    To Fly Green, Choose the Right Airline: Fast Co Design's Infographic of the Day informs readers on flying wisely.





    Earth (Hour) Night

  • Try this at home.
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  • Soccket, the Energy-Harnessing Soccer Ball

  • Uncharted Play's regulation-size soccer ball converts kicks and headers into off-the-grid power
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  • Smart Grid Will Cost a Ton But Save More

  • Costs of planned upgrade are massive, but benefits are bigger
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