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Lighten Up: Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm

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A word from the man who supports green music tours and our partner in LIGHTEN UP.

Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm and a former climatoligist, has long been an inspiration for us at SHFT. In addition to being a leader in the sustainable business community – showing other companies how sustainable practices not only help the environment, but also help the bottom line of the company – Gary shares the idea of spreading the eco message through cultural means......read more

Something's Fishy

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Voice your opposition to genetically engineered food. A petition from Gary Hirshberg, Chairman of Stonyfield Farm, and Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

The FDA is on the brink of approving genetically engineered salmon for human consumption. This would be the first genetically engineered animal on supermarket shelves in the United States. The salmon is engineered to produce growth hormones year-round that cause the fish to grow at twice the normal rate. The government already requires labels to tell us if fish is wild-caught or......read more

Turn the Lights Up

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SHFT Advisor Gary Hirshberg on why the American food system needs to label genetically modified foods

Americans care about the food we eat and feed our families, now more than ever. In the span of just a few weeks, "pink slime" became a consumer phenomenon, leading to the unprecedented rapid-fire removal of the product from major stores and schools, the closure of production plants and USDA approval of voluntary labeling. Talk about legislation through retail. It's not just ammonia in beef.......read more

ObamaCare and Sustainability

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Grist asks green leaders like Van Jones and Gary Hirshberg what health care means to them

Just a couple days after scoring a major environmental victory in the courts, the White House landed an even larger fish on Thursday, when a sharply divided Supreme Court upheld the individual insurance mandate at the heart of "ObamaCare." Grist hit up leading figures in the eco community to get their thoughts on the decision, among them our friend and advisor Gary Hirshberg and Van Jones, who......read more

Freakish Photos of a Building Thawing

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Photographer Gary Jensen captures melting icescapes inside a Chicago cold storage facility

Since the 1920s, Fulton Market Cold Storage Company has operated in a ten-story refrigerated warehouse in Chicago’s meatpacking district. Last summer the company decided it was time to start anew in a state-of-the-art suburban facility, so the building was sold to developers. But before being transformed into glassy modern offices, it had to be defrosted. Famed architecture firm Perkins +......read more

Gary Hirshberg is currently the Chairman, President, and CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm, the world's leading organic yogurt producer. He is the author of Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World and a frequent speaker on topics including sustainability, climate change, sustainable economic development, organic agriculture, and the profitability of green and socially responsible......read more

Dwell: Jens Risom's Prefab Cottage

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Filmmaker Gary Nadeau pays a visit to a design legend's island home

If you're a design nerd like us, you're probably familiar with Danish-American furniture designer Jens Risom. As the man who created the first-ever Knoll chair, Risom holds a prominent, if sometimes overlooked, position in the canon of mid-century design. At 96, he is “living comfortably doing nothing” with his wife, Henny, in Connecticut,......read more

The Future of Water Sustainability

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Water.org founders Gary White and Matt Damon on the market's growing role in tackling water and sanitation issues

Water.org's Gary White and Matt Damon for The Economist: Multinational companies have historically taken water availability for granted. But this is changing. A 2013 World Economic Forum report named water scarcity as one of the top global risks facing companies in the 21st century. So far, 93 multinational corporations have committed to the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, a......read more

Bon Iver, "Calgary"

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Haunting visuals for the first single of Bon Iver's upcoming sophomore release

"Calgary," the latest single from Bon Iver (aka Justin Vernon), is a characteristically bleak and dramatic number from the Wisconsin-based singer/songwriter. The song's brooding sonic palette is interpreted beautifully in this just-released video directed by Andre Durand and Dan Huiting (and co-written by Vernon himself), featuring hipsters falling in love in a dark forest landscape. Bon......read more

Woodpigeon "Our Love is as Tall as the Calgary Tower"

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Directed by Darren Pasemko.

Calgary-based indie folkers Woodpigeon enlisted Darren Pasemko to make an animated video for "Our Love is as Tall as the Calgary Tower" off their latest release, DIE STADT MUZIKANTEN. The animator quietly smacked it out of the park with this beautifully plaintive piece, a perfect accompaniment to the band's subtle chamber-pop. ...read more

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