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Doesn't Matter How You Get There

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Just get there! This Tuesday, vote NO on Prop. 23. A SHFT PSA directed by Jonathan Glatzer.

Our final PSA in the No on Prop. 23 campaign, Doesn't Matter How You Get There, is a poppy light hearted reminder in the old get-out-the-vote spirit. Jonathan Glatzer — who also directed our Men In Yellow spot for this campaign — played with environmentally conscious modes of transportation for Californian's on their way to the polls. The concept came from Jared Ficker,......read more

Masks - Vote NO on Prop 23

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Produced by SHFT, directed by Tony McGrath and Randal Kirk.

If you haven't guessed by now, SHFT stands firmly behind killing Prop 23. Even though it's a California measure, the implications of this bill are felt all over the country. It will gut AB 32, the first comprehensive environmental state law that other states are poised to follow and that the federal environmental policy would be based on. So we've produced a series of PSAs and this......read more

Prop. 23 Squashed Out

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California voters present giant middle finger to Texas oil.

California progressives, pat yourselves on the back. Voters in America's most populous state have left no doubt how they feel about Texas oil companies' attempts to dictate their energy future. Proposition 23, the Dirty Energy Prop that we SHFTers have been railing against for the past few weeks, has been defeated by a wide margin. With 97 percent of the votes tallied, over 61 percent......read more

California Roaming

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On the road with photographer Elizabeth G. Brown.

Is it summer yet? It's barely halfway through February and we're already pining for our first summer road trip, even moreso after checking out this collection of pics from Elizabeth G Brown, in which the LA-based photographer captures her adventures rambling around California, enjoying the Great Outdoors. More "California Roaming" here....read more

California's Dismal Water Situation

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Scientists say state's water future is "bleak."

A team of experts asked to assess California's water situation have published their findings, and it ain't a pretty picture. "Our assessment of the current water situation [in California] is bleak," says an economist involved in the research. "California has essentially run out of cheap, new water sources." Not that we didn't already know that, but if we needed any confirmation, there it......read more

Dirty Gold, "California Sunrise"

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Guaranteed to get you excited for summer.

This aptly titled song from San Diego pop trio Dirty Gold sounds like a sunny summer day on the beach. Spanish video artist Lluís Panadès Julià (aka Panaframe) pieced together the visuals from vintage surfing footage, and, you gotta admit, it works beautifully. The song is called "California Sunrise" and is the lead single off of the band's upcoming Roar EP, slated for......read more

A Day in California

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Ryan Killackey's time-lapse portrait of the Golden State

We're suckers for good time-lapse photography. And when the subject is our home state, well, we can't not post it. Husband and wife team Ryan and Sheri Killackey spent more than a year shooting over 10,000 photos of locations around California, then wove them together to create this stunning ode to the Golden State. Only a month after uploading it to Vimeo, it already has 675,000 views. Asked by......read more

One Plastic Beach

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A California couple transforms plastic beach debris into stunning artwork

Over the past twelve years, Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have collected several tons of plastic debris on a small stretch of beach near their northern California home. The pieces of plastic are cleaned, categorized, and sorted, before the couple goes to work transforming the garbage into beautiful pieces of art. This short doc profiles the couple and their creative output and......read more

Tea Houses by Swatt Miers Architects

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Three small buildings in a Silicon Valley oak grove offer a quiet retreat

When the owner of a Silicon Valley property decided to renovate his family home, he also decided to make good on an idea he and his daughter shared: building treehouses in an oak grove on the edge of the property. While not exactly treehouses per se, these three tea houses nestled among the stands of oak should do the trick. Designed by Swatt Miers Architects, the glass-paneled tea houses......read more

Are Green Jobs Recession-Proof?

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In California, the answer is yes, says new study

With most industries in California cratering under the weight of an intractable recession, green businesses have proven to be most resilient, according to a new report.  The nonprofit Next 10, which is focused on improving California's future, found that the overall state economy shrunk by 7 percent from 2009 to 2010. During the same span, the "core green economy" -- made up of......read more

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