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Brooklyn Informed: Barcade

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In Williamsburg, a trifecta of awesomeness: craft beer, classic video games, and wind power.

We know Brooklynites are getting tired of everybody invading their home, but with all the place has to offer, you can't really blame people for wanting to move there. Take Barcade for example. The Williamsburg hangout features not only a huge selection of micro brews, but also a bunch of old school arcade games to fulfill all your 8-bit desires. Not only that, but the whole joint is powered......read more

Boots "Dust"

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Moody track, video from Beyonce's mysterious producer

When Beyoncé dropped her fifth studio album out of nowhere last December, the biggest mystery of the situation was found in the liner notes, where the name "Boots" appears all over the production credits. Eventually it was uncovered that Boots is Jordy Asher, a New York musician/producer signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation. "Dust" is the first we've heard of him on his own, and it......read more

The Big SHFT: Bill Ford, Environmental Industrialist

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Meet the forward-thinking Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, whose ideas on sustainability are driving the business into the future

In 2000, Bill Ford spearheaded a sustainability report for the company his great-grandfather founded nearly a century earlier. "Sustainability issues are neither incidental nor avoidable," he wrote in the report, "they are at the heart of our business." At the time, the green ideas were not well-received. Today, in the wake of rising fuel prices and global economic crisis, they are at the center......read more

Sigur Ros, "Eg anda"

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New clip from director Ramin Bahrani offers a grim comment on industrialization and wildlife

Icelandic dream pop heroes Sigur Ros continue their "Valtari Mystery Film Experiment" with a new video for Valtari cut "Eg anda", directed by Ramin Bahrani. Juxtaposing images of animals against clips of industrialization, the video offers some grim commentary on effects of humans on wildlife. For the film project, the band commissioned a dozen filmmakers to create music videos for tracks on......read more

The Story of Sushi

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Meticulously crafted animation warns of the dangers of the fish industry

Created on behalf of Portland, Oregon's Bamboo Sushi, "The Story of Sushi" delves deep into the worrisome state of the sushi industry. In four short minutes, the clip provides a thorough primer on issues of sustainability and overfishing. It's pretty depressing, to be honest, but that's the reality of our obsession with raw fish. What's really impressive about it is the handcrafted......read more

Revenge of the Electric Car: Official Trailer

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Chris Paine returns with a behind-the-scenes look at the E.V. industry

Five years ago, director Chris Paine ruffled a few feathers with Who Killed the Electric Car, a blockbuster documentary that exposed the development and mothballing of electric vehicles in the early 2000s. Now, with the first mass produced electric cars on the road, Paine is back with Revenge of the Electric Car, a behind-the-scenes exploration of the nascent EV industry.......read more

Lighten Up Trailer

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Our first original web series, produced in collaboration with Stonyfield Farm, documents the greening of the music industry.

Lighten Up, our first original web series, chronicles bands taking part in the cultural shift toward sustainability. The series kicks off with The Honey Brothers (featuring SHFT's own Adrian Grenier on drums), followed by Brandi Carlile, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and Dave Matthews Band. Lighten Up is produced in partnership with Stonyfield Farm....read more

Rhian Sheehan "Standing in Silence Pt 3"

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A beautiful, haunting journey from eco-topia to post-industrial wasteland.

Kiwi electronic composer Rhian Sheehan creates evocative soundscapes featuring ambient melodies and pieces of environmental field recordings collected on his travels. As a musician that works primarily in film and television, Sheehan's work has a decidedly cinematic feel. Take, for example, "Standing in Silence - Part 3 (Niva's Tune)," from his 2009 recording Standing in......read more

Lighten Up: Brandi Carlile

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Singer-songwriter featured in SHFT's first original series about greening the music industry.

Brandi Carlile, a phenomenal talent with a sense of responsibility about the way she tours, gave a private concert in Los Angeles to a small intimate group during her "Give Up The Ghost" tour. In this episode of LIGHTEN UP, we watch some great performance and gain some insight from an evolved artist who approaches her touring with an eye toward sustainability....read more

Green Police

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Audi Super Bowl ad takes greening mainstream.

This ad may a little over-the-top for our taste, but since it ran during the most heavily watched TV event of the year, it's a strong indication that green thinking is going mainstream. How can we be mad at that? ...read more

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