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The Big SHFT: Trailer

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In the new series from SHFT and Ford, we meet ten innovators who are changing our world

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the state of the environment should be driving innovation around the world. And indeed it is. In our new series "The Big SHFT: 10 Innovators Changing Our World," we team up with Ford Motor Company to profile leading innovators who are shaping new sustainable businesses and influencing positive change around the world. Executive produced by SHFT......read more

The Big SHFT: Tom Szaky, TerraCycle CEO

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In our new series with Ford, we meet the genial upcycling innovator who turns trash into profit

Tom Szaky is the quintessential eco-entrepreneur. While a freshman at Princeton, Szaky founded a company that recycles garbage into plant fertilizer, then packages it in discarded soda bottles. Fast forward five years, and TerraCycle Plant Food is available in every Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, and more than 3000 other locations. Today, TerraCycle is finding new uses for trash, creating products......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

The Fast Lane Car: 'Food Tripping' App Debuted at SXSW

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SHFT and Ford ready for launch of collaborative food app

Ford Motor Company and SHFT.com were at SXSW in Austin, Texas to unveil the new “Food Tripping” app which is designed to let consumers find the best of local, healthy food options while on the road. The app will be downloadable for free beginning on Earth Day, April 22, 2013 for the iPhone, iPad and Android. SHFT.com was founded by actor Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer......read more

Ford and SHFT launch sustainability film series in New York

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Ford and SHFT launch sustainability film series in New York

Ford Motor Company and sustainability lifestyle platform SHFT.com unveiled the first of 10 digital short documentary films profiling cutting-edge innovators in sustainable businesses at a promotional event last night at the 404 NYC space in Midtown New York. Ford executive chairman Bill Ford introduced the film, along with actor/filmmaker Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer,......read more

Bill Ford

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As Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, Bill Ford is leading the company that put the world on wheels into the 21st century.  A lifelong environmentalist, Ford is committed to developing products that please customers and benefit society. Under his leadership, in 2000 Ford Motor Company published its first corporate citizenship report outlining the economic, environmental and social......read more

Patch Herb Planter

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Grow fresh organic food all year long with this affordable system for city dwellers $40.00

Thank you to Cool Hunting for alerting us to this sweet system for growing greens indoors. Created by Vancouver-based entrepreneur Kent Houston, Patch brings urban agriculture into living spaces with a self-watering system that makes growing easy. The flat-folding Tyvek planter relies on capillary action in an easy-to-install, perforated grid fed through a small reservoir (these pictures explain......read more

Jewellers, "Tape"

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Gorgeous, Jack Offord-directed video features cassette-listening dude roaming the streets

UK electronica heads Jewellers are ramping up for the release of their debut album Sleep Education on The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing, and to whet our whistles, they just dropped this beauty video for the euphorically ambient "Tape". Directed by Jack Offord, the bit follows a headphone-wearing man around city streets, with twinkling lights and time-lapsed cassette tape coiling behind him, the......read more

Mountains, "Blue Lanterns on East Oxford"

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Drifting cloud imagery complements ambient audio vibes

"Blue Lanterns on East Oxford," off Mountains' 2011 album Air Museum, is a slow drifter of a tune that gets a literal visual interpretation courtesy of the band's own Koen Holtkamp. The nature-absorbed imagery provides a perfectly hypnotic complement to the band's ambient tones, described by The Wire as, "Infinite sheets of grainy sound build and renew themselves to immensely......read more

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