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Bike Share Launches in Denver

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European-style 'B-cycle' program offers residents and tourists convenient, low-cost access to clean transportation.

With the Earth Day launch of B-cycle, Denver, Colorado adds itself to the growing list of U.S. cities taking bike sharing for a ride. Touted as the country's first citywide bike share program, B-cycle opens with 500 bikes and 50 stations dotted around the city. A collaboration between Humana Insurance, Trek Bicycle, and ad house Cripsin Porter + Bogusky, B-cycle adds a green alternative to......read more

Earth Day: Our Acidic Oceans

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Actress Sigourney Weaver calls for action on ocean acidification.

On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Actress Sigourney Weaver testified before the Senate, warning that without climate legislation limiting CO2 emissions, the impacts on our oceans will be monumental. “The oceans are 30 percent more acidic than they were during pre-industrial times and if we continue burning fossil fuels as we are now, we will double the ocean’s acidity by the end of the......read more

Earth Day: John Kerry on Climate Change Action

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On Earth Day 's 40th anniversary, John Kerry warns that climate change is the environment's biggest hurdle yet.

Environmental advocates and allies have achieved plenty since the first Earth Day forty years ago: the creation of the EPA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act, are just a few of the legislative highlights that come to mind. But, as John Kerry warned today, the U.S. has yet to confront the biggest environmental problem of today: climate change. In......read more

Earth Day Mashup: Beach Boys vs. Phillip Glass

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Stirring short featuring footage from "There Once Was an Island"

SHFT compadre and Honey Brothers member Ari Gold (no not the Entourage one) just sent over this moving bit of video based on an idea that came to him in a dream. While sleeping, Ari's unconscious mind offered up the idea of combining the harmonious pop of Beach Boys with the classical avant-garde of Philip Glass. Inspiration in hand, Ari mashed up the 1962 Beach Boys ballad "The Lonely Sea" with......read more

Every Day is Earth Day

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Living green is an everyday thing

Another year, another Earth Day. Yay. Not to be cynical, but the annual celebration of eco-awareness doesn't mean a lot to the converted. Since its humble beginnings (NYTimes PDF) as a grassroots educational movement, the annual celebration has become more of a media and marketing opportunity than anything else. Like Valentine's Day. That's fine. We're part of it too. It's nice that the Earth......read more

Watch Planetary on Vimeo

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A Perspective Shifting Experience

SHFT, Vimeo, and Abramorama are proud to present PLANETARY, a feature documentary launching on April 22nd in select theaters and on Vimeo.     From the Filmmakers:  We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY is a poetic and humbling reminder that it's time to shift our perspective.......read more

Earth Hour 2009

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The power of shutting off the power.

Earth Hour asks that we take a moment to consider what we consume and how we choose to live our lives. That's a good start....read more

Lights Off For Earth Hour

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Global eco-mobilization event takes place this Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time.

On Saturday night, hundreds of millions of people around the world will shut off their lights in a global call to action on climate change. Since its beginnings in Australia three years ago, Earth Hour has gone global, with thousands of communities and nearly a billion people taking part. Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, the Earth Hour event has been criticized for not effectively......read more

Earth (Hour) Night

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Try this at home.

Always well-informed on all things green design, the good folks at Inhabitat tipped us off on the Breezeway House, the certified by the ...read more

SHFT Sampler 3-25-11

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Coal kills, Earth Hour cools off, and more.

Don't Believe the Hype: In spite of common opinion, nuclear energy is not the most dangerous source of power. Not even close. Using these stats, author/thinker Seth Godin offers up a simple graphic showing that coal is by far the deadliest energy source per terawatt-hour of power produced. "For every person killed by nuclear power generation, 4,000 die due to coal." Whoa. (via GOOD) Good Green......read more

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