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Pulse Energy

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Web software tracks buildings’ energy use, enabling instant identification of energy wastage and automatic creation of environmental reports.

Pulse Energy’s flagship product makes finding out who left the lights on as easy as checking your iPhone. The Vancouver, BC company’s easy-to-use software gives building owners, managers and occupants real-time access to energy information on the web. Meanwhile, energy efficiency consultants are wondering all their work went. ...read more

It's Not Easy Being Green

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Don't we know it, Kermit.

Like the "indian" in the Keep America Beautiful campaign, Kermit singing his song was an iconic momentfrom '70s culture. It had a cheesey balad feel that was common at the time for variety TV shows like Sonny & Cher or the Andy Williams show, where a musical guest would be bathed in light in an otherwise dark set and soft focus layered shots would gluide in and out while they......read more

Alter Eco: Entourage Goes Green

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The HBO series cleans up its act with a little help from the SHFT founders.

In this episode of ALTER ECO, Adrian Grenier gets a better understanding of Entourage's environmental footprint and implements a few changes to the set....read more

Going for Olympic Green

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Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki offers his take on the greenness of the games.

Several people have asked me if the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics will be the greenest games yet. The answer may be yes—if we’re talking about the abundance of greenery and lack of snow brought on by record high temperatures during one of the earliest spring seasons the city has experienced. With respect to environmental impact, all Olympic Games leave a very large footprint.......read more

The Toxic Irony Of Being Green

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A look at 350.org's planet-scale art project for the climate.

How's this for bitter irony? Most forms of the color green, the chosen emblem of environmentalism since the 1960s, are not only not ecologically responsible but potentially poisonous. Writing in the Design section of the New York Times, Alice Rosthorn says that because the color green is so difficult to create, manufacturers have to use toxic chemicals to stabilize it. That means that......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

E-Readers vs. Books

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Which is the greener way to read?

The surging popularity of e-readers like the Apple iPad and the Amazon Kindle has bookworms wondering if the days of the printed page are numbered. But which is more sustainable? Conventional wisdom (and tech research) might have you believe that e-books are the greener alternative, but it may not be so clear cut. E-readers are no different from other handheld electronics – they're......read more

HuffPost: Interview with Peter & Adrian

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Anna Almendrala talks to SHFT co-founders about our No on Prop. 23 campaign.

Adrian Grenier (of Entourage) and film producer Peter Glatzer first started collaborating on environmental issues in 2008 when they created the show Alter Eco for Discovery's Planet Green channel. In 2009 they launched the multimedia platform SHFT, a site that curates media, shopping, and resources for an eco-conscious audience. The last time Huffington Post caught up with the eco-activists,......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Peter's Secret Garden

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Home is where the health is.

Food doesn't get any more local than when you can plant, pick, cook, and eat it all within a space of about five feet. That's the exactly the situation that building manager Peter Malerba finds himself in. The longtime Brooklyn resident takes advantage of having open access to a vast rooftop by growing a variety of organic delights every summer. But like a good Brooklynite, Malerba......read more

Eat LACMA: Orange Trees

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In the first installation of SHFT's Eat LACMA series, Fallen Fruit gifts mandarin orange trees to spread a community of food and culture.

A collaboration between LACMA and Fallen Fruit, Eat LACMA is a year-long investigation into food, art, culture and politics. The idea of the project is to promote a greater sense of community and culture by re-invigorating the relationship between people and food. It also seeks to highlight the idea of sustainability and bring it to the widest group of people possible. We showed up with cameras......read more

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