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Undaunted by terrorism, 40,000 diplomats, experts and advocates, including more than 135 world leaders, are set to meet in Paris beginning Nov. 30 for a major U.N. Climate Summit. The goal is a new global climate treaty, involving all nations, that would enter force in the year 2020 and help the world avoid the worst consequences of manmade global warming. During previous U.N. climate......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

Crisis Mismanagement

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Beleagured Toyota president faces the music...sort of.

In Washington Wednesday, embattled Toyota president Akio Toyoda testified to Congress, saying he was "deeply sorry" for the carnage caused by faulty brakes and accelerators in his cars. “We pursued growth over the speed at which we were able to develop our people and our organization, and we should sincerely be mindful of that," Toyoda said, "I regret that this has resulted......read more

Toyota-Tesla Prototype Announced

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Slick-looking electric vehicle will be ready later this year.

Sir Richard's Condoms

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Condoms for a cause.

Sir Richard's is all about saving the world, one condom at a time. The Boulder, CO-based company's line of Fair Trade-certified prophylactics offer protection not only for the purchaser, but for also for a lucky sex participant in the developing world. For each condom purchased in the United States, the company donates one to a developing nation. Manufactured at one of the only two......read more

Prius 10th Anniversary

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SHFT co-hosts the Toyota hybrid's birthday at an epic event in Malibu. M. Ward performs while Shepard Fairey prepares his DJ set during magic hour.

Oh, how the years go by. Toyota's iconic Prius hybrid celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend in the Malibu hills. The bash took place in a stunning, sun-drenched setting at the Wright Way Organic Resource Center (founded by sustainable architect Eric Lloyd Wright, who learned the trade from his famous grandfather) overlooking Santa Monica Bay. The eight-hour affair was produced by......read more

Farmers Market of the Future

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Visionary design unveiled for historic district of Toronto.

In Toronto, local architects recently won a design competition for a new farmers market building in the historic part of the city. The building is four stories tall with a roof covered in skylights and green vegetation. It utilizes a geothermal heating and cooling system, in addition to natural daylighting and ventilation. The structure will be built to the Toronto Green Standard, and shows that......read more

Toronto's Garbage-Powered Garbage Truck

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Canadian city unveils waste collection vehicle that feeds itself.

How's this for meta? The City of Toronto has launched the first of a fleet of waste collection trucks to be fueled by, well, collected waste. The garbage-eating truck will join Toronto's existing Green Fleet, created as part of a government effort to reduce the city's fuel consumption and protect air quality and health. The newly unveiled vehicle contains a Cummins Westport ISL G......read more

The Joy of Books

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Sean Ohlenkamp brings a bookstore to life after dark

E-readers are handy, but can a Kindle do this? At Type Books in Toronto, the books come to life after hours, dancing in choreographed stop-motion to spread a positive message about the printed word. "The Joy of Books," created by Toronto ad man Sean Ohlenkamp, his wife, Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp, and 20 volunteers, has set the internet ablaze, with two million plus views to date. If,......read more

The Wooden Sky, "Grace On A Hill Part 3"

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Exquisitely shot video for Toronto's alt-country darlings

There's no sense denying the fact that live performance music videos are generally hum-drum affairs. In fact, many of them are straight B-O-R-I-N-G. Oh neat, you're playing your instruments. Cool. I think I'll press stop now. Toronto outfit The Wooden Sky breaks the mold with Grace On A Hill, a five-part video series shot in the city's Grace On A Hill Church. Like the first couple episodes, the......read more

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