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A Republican Case for Climate Action

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Three former EPA administrators, all of whom served for GOP presidents, argue for action on emissions

In a political culture as polarized as America's, it's easy to assume that Republicans and Democrats are divided on every issue, including those pertaining to the environment. Of course the truth is murkier than that. There are Republicans who support climate action, and Democrats who don't. A NYT op-ed from three former EPA administrators, all of whom served under GOP presidents, comes from the......read more

Solar Buyback Program Launched in Los Angeles

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Scheme allows property owners to sell rooftop solar power back to the Department of Water and Power

On the roof of a North Hollywood apartment building, an array of solar panels started generating energy last week as part of what's being touted as the nation's largest urban solar program. The program, an L.A. Business Council initiative called Clean L.A. Solar, allows the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to pay customers to generate solar power across the city's vast expanse of flat......read more

Death Cab For Cutie, "Home Is A Fire"

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A collaboration with Shepard Fairey

According Death Cab For Cutie bassist Nick Harmer, the lyrics to "Home Is A Fire" are about "redefining familiar space." So when he was looking for visuals to accompany the song, he turned to Shepard Fairey, an artist whose work revolves around that particular theme. Fairey, whose OBEY street murals adorn city walls all over the world, takes the viewer on a visual trip through Los......read more

Trekking in Nepal with Nicola Odemann

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Meditative photos of the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas

When you talk to well-traveled peeps about places they would like like to return to, Nepal inevitably comes up. The tiny Himalayan nation seems to enchant and amaze everyone who visits. Looking at these photos from 21-year-old German photographer Nicola Odemann, it's not hard to see why. Over three weeks in February and March, Nicola hiked the famed Annapurna Circuit in central Nepal. Her photos......read more

Designed by Shepard Fairey's Studio Number One, the SHFT X Klean Kanteen water bottle comes with a cause. Ten percent of bottle proceeds goes to Water.org, so each purchase contributes to the development of sustainable water projects in the places they are needed most. ...read more

EPA Links Fracking to Water Contamination

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No duh, says everybody else

We've known for a while that fracking was doing some funny things to our drinking water. Now the EPA has come out of the closet on the issue and made it official. In a landmark report released this week, the EPA declared that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is causing groundwater pollution in the Wind River aquifer, located in the Pavillion region of Wyoming, where locals have complained of......read more

Adrian Grenier at Deepak HomeBase

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Adrian joins Deepak Chopra to discuss the transformative power of a collective shift in eco-consciousness

On Thursday, December 8th at 6:30PM, SHFT co-founder Adrian Grenier joins Deepak Chopra at Deepak HomeBase. The multi-media platform and curated conversation is located in New York’s abc carpet & home, a visionary, iconic retailer committed to using conscious commerce and beauty as a tool to affect positive change. Deepak HomeBase is dedicated to promoting a peaceful, just,......read more

Massive EPA Veto on Mountaintop Mining

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Score one for the environment.

After months of research a debate, an application the largest mountaintop coal removal mining permit in history has been quashed by the EPA. The decision on the 2,300 acre Spruce No. 1 Mine in West Virginia concluded that the mine would have an "unacceptable adverse effect on municipal water supplies, shellfish beds and fishery areas, wildlife, or recreational areas."  In the decision, the......read more

Home Energy Score

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The Department of Energy unveils its new home energy ratings tool.

Cars have miles-per-gallon ratings, neighborhoods have walkability rankings, and people have carbon footprint calculators. What's up with homes then? Why isn't there be a comparable, affordable way to size up your home's energy performance? Well, now there is. The Department of Energy just released a program called the Home Energy Score that shows the energy efficency of a home on......read more

Prius 10th Anniversary

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SHFT co-hosts the Toyota hybrid's birthday at an epic event in Malibu. M. Ward performs while Shepard Fairey prepares his DJ set during magic hour.

Oh, how the years go by. Toyota's iconic Prius hybrid celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend in the Malibu hills. The bash took place in a stunning, sun-drenched setting at the Wright Way Organic Resource Center (founded by sustainable architect Eric Lloyd Wright, who learned the trade from his famous grandfather) overlooking Santa Monica Bay. The eight-hour affair was produced by......read more

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