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Transport Sticker Collection

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Stimulate your child's imagination with this eco-smart sticker series from Box Play for Kids $15.00

Box Play for Kids offers a range of whimsical stickers that turn throwaway household boxes into fun toys, encouraging imaginative play and learning. Designed for cereal boxes, egg cartons, milk cartons, shoe boxes, tissue boxes and more, the stickers are made from 100 percent recycled and uncoated paper, so the eco-friendly approach delivers on more than a couple levels. From the......read more

Boxcar Planters by Revolution Design

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Solid walnut planter trio features bright flashes of color $55.00

Etsy seller Revolution Design House is a Portland, OR company working with independent makers to bring their products to market. They include these Boxcar Planters designed and crafted by Joe Gibson. Made specifically for succulents (stainless steel inserts included), the solid walnut planters have a natural finish with bright accents in robin egg blue. Nest them together on a table top for a......read more

Boxed Water Is Better

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Michigan company hawks a green(er) alternative to bottled water

Sometimes, to think outside the box you gotta think within it. Such is the case with Boxed Water Is Better, a Michigan startup that has created a sustainable alternative to the eco-abomination known as bottled water. Company founder Benjamin Gott calls his venture "part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious."  Boxed Water's......read more

Playa Paintings by Andres Amador

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Sand art on San Francisco's Ocean Beach

Roaming around deep within the Internet, we recently stumbled upon these epic images of sand art by Andres Amador. Over the last several years, the San Francisco artist has carved over 100 graphic patterns in the sands of Ocean Beach, becoming somewhat of a local celeb in the process. The temporal land works disappear with the rising tide. Amador even proposed marriage via sand painting! She......read more

The Player's Shirt by Criquet

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Organic cotton, vintage-inspired polo made in Austin, TX $68.00

With a nod to the past and a look toward a more stylish and sustainable future, Criquet makes vintage-preppy shirting from 100% Certified Organic Cotton. The company's flagship design, the Player's Shirt, is a relaxed and modern interpretation of the classic four-button placket, with a chest flap pocket and an embroidered grassy "C" logo. Made locally in Criquet's hometown of Austin, Texas,......read more

Wikado Playground Gives Wind Turbines New Life

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In Rotterdam, Holland, discarded turbine parts are repurposed as elements of play

The Netherlands has a long and rich history of harnessing energy from the wind. Hell, the windmill is their national symbol. Today, the country is a global leader in sustainable design. So it comes as no surprise that Dutch designers have found a creative way to reuse old wind turbines: a fun-filled playground created from recycled wind turbine parts. Designed by 2012Architecten, the Wikado......read more

Illegal Logging on the Decline

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Report finds dramatic reductions in prohibited logging activities around the globe.

According to UK think tank Chatham House, there has been a 25% decrease in illegal logging around the world since 2002, thanks in large part o stricter laws and better enforcement. This is great news, and shows that government policies can work to help solve environmental problems. However, the war is far from being won as 3.5 billion cubic feet of timber was illegally harvested from Brazil,......read more

SHFT Sampler 11-5-10

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Weekly links: A Mark Ronson bike contest, Ryan McGinley's new book, and longhairs in the wild.

Ryan McGinley's latest exhibition Life Adjustment Center features the photographer's trademark nudes posing with live, wild animals. Flavorwire has a slideshow of the strangeness. The book is available from Dashwood. We know you love the "The Bike Song" by Mark Ronson because how can you not? Now, the nice people at The Fader are giving you the chance to win a custom Republic......read more

Georgia-Pacific's Lumber Conservation Plan

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Plywood giant announces it will make green lumber purchases.

Georgia-Pacific, the nation's largest manufacturer of plywood, is making a move to green up its operations. After seven long years of discussions with environmental groups and consumers, the supplier of retail giants like Home Depot and Lowes has agreed to not buy timber from environmentally sensitive areas, and to discourage landowners from clearing hardwood forests. Because the pact is......read more

SHFT Sampler 2-18-11

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The zero footprint leaf shirt, UK kills plan to sell forests, sustainable treehouse living, and more.

Whaler Failure: Are we witnessing a turning point in the war against whaling? Japanese whalers have halted their annual whale hunt in the Antarctic (veiled under the bogus guise of "scientific research") after persistent harrassment by the brave bad asses of the Sea Shepherd Society sent them into retreat. "Putting a priority on safety, the fleet has halted scientific whaling for now," Tatsuya......read more

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