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The Circular Economy

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Can a closed-loop economy eliminate waste and save resources? The Ellen MacArthur Foundation thinks so, and it has a new animation to show how

You may or may not remember Ellen MacArthur as the solo yachtswoman who in 2005 broke the world speed record for circumnavigation of the globe. Today, she stays busy as the figurehead behind the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, an independent UK-based charity promoting the vision of a "circular economy." Don't know what that is? Don't worry, neither did we until we watched this fun, well-made......read more

A BEE'S INVOICE, An Interview with the Director

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Interview with Adrian on the short film he directed (and SHFT produced) about the hidden value of nature.

Two stellar production companies, Vulcan Productions (Paul and Jody Allen's company) and Cinelan (Morgan Spurlock's collective) approached SHFT to create a short film as part of their ambitious series, We the Economy. The project features 20 short films by 20 world-class directors, in an effort to demystify 20 economic concepts. Obviously, we said yes. We proposed a film about the hidden value of......read more

A BEE'S INVOICE: THE HIDDEN VALUE OF NATURE

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Short film by Adrian Grenier, and part of We The Economy series

Are natural resources vital to the economy? Why should nature be taken into account when looking at the economy as a whole? A Bee's Invoice uncovers and incorporates the hidden value of natural capital in the measurement of our economy. Directed by Adrian Grenier Produced by Peter Glatzer and Robin Garvick A SHFT Production In association with Reckless Productions Animation by......read more

Eco Age

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UK green design trailblazer Nicola Giuggioli on sustainablility and design.

London's Eco Age is a store, showroom and consultancy that acts as a hub for all things green. Founder Nicola Giuggioli doesn't think "sustainable design" should infer any particular aesthetic. Neither do we. Here, Giuggioli discusses the concept....read more

Human Error

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Beetroot Design Group's interpretation of a planet in peril.

Wind power may be clean, green, and renewable, but it doesn't come without it's problems. Turbines are noisy as hell and they pose serious risks to flying wildlife and sensitive shoreline habitats. So Cornell University engineers have responded with a brainy new way of drawing electricity from moving air. The prototype technology, called Vibro-Wind, involves oscillating wind pads that......read more

Cy's Sunrise Lefts

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With a camera on his head, surfer/filmmaker Cyrus Sutton catches some nice waves at sunrise.

Beautifully shot and edited POV vid captures Cyrus Sutton riding perfect, left breaking waves somewhere in South America. Describing the scene, Sutton says, The morning of what was supposedly the swell of the season, my girlfriend and I woke up before dawn and navigated the rocks to empty spinning lefts. For forty-five minutes we shared sunrise lefts. Eventually the pack paddled out and the......read more

The Dark Side of the Lens

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Beautiful short film from renowned surf photographer Mickey Smith.

Shot on the frigid Atlantic coastlines of Ireland and England, "The Dark Side of the Lens" presents a side of surfing that few people glimpse: the world of the surf photographer. The film was made by one of the greats, Irishman Mickey Smith (alongside talented DP Allan Wilson), who explains, “I wanted to create that something that would give insight into what it takes to grind out a......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Rockaway Taco

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Rockaway Taco anchors a growing green community at the end of the A train.

In the summer, surfers and sun-seekers descend on Rockaway, Queens to enjoy the best waves and beaches NYC has to offer. Opened two years ago, Rockaway Taco gives New Yorkers another reason to ride the A train to the end of the line. In this episode of BK Informed, we talk sustainability with Andrew Field, who explains Rockaway's Beach 96 movement — the name given to the growing green......read more

Geoff McFetridge: The Sprout Trip

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Surf art vision quest.

Geoff McFetridge's The Sprout Life is an animated short released in 2005 as part of Sprout, the 16mm surf flick from Thomas Campbell. Sporting McFetridge's signature drawing style, the bit follows a character attempting to draw something for a surf art contest, when things take a hallucinogenic turn. Check more McFetridge at his site, Champion Don't Stop. ...read more

The Cardboard

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The making of a recycled cardboard surfboard.

Many surfers are actively involved in the environmental movement, and if you've ever caught a wave, it's easy to understand why. In this short film, surfer/artist Scott MacDonough promotes his SAVE THE SEA message by chronicling the construction of a board made from recycled cardboard. Beginning on a NYC rooftop, the story takes us across the country to the (semi-successful) launch of the board......read more

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