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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

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

Eat LACMA: Tomato Hootenanny

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Eat LACMA hosts a folk music jam celebrating growing food.

In the second installment in our series on Eat LACMA — Fallen Fruit and LACMA's a year-long investigation into food, art, culture and politics — Fallen Fruit throws a hootenanny centered around activities ranging from folk-music and square dancing to a salsa cook-off. During the event, participants experience and celebrate collective sustainability....read more

Eat LACMA: The Food Pyramid

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Artist collective Didier Hess designs and builds a food pyramid/fish taco farm on the LACMA campus.

In this Eat LACMA episode, we hang out with art collective Didier Hess, the founders of LA-based design group Materials & Applications. The architects and designers by training — and uncategorizable visionaries in practice — designed and built a totally eco-friendly hydroponic tilapia farm (complete with a water pump powered by solar panels) on the LACMA grounds. Dubbed by the museum and......read more

Shroud of Purrin Blazer

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Get casual in support of charity: water with Nau's 100% recycled blazer. $350.00

As the Christmas season rolls in upon us, it's important to think about giving to good causes. And also getting sweet stuff. Portland sustainable apparel company Nau offers the best of both worlds, teaming up with our dude Adrian to present the Shroud of Purrin blazer, with 5% of sales going to charity: water. The 100% recycled, breathable poly blazer conceals a soft inner lining that's perfect......read more

Move Collective LLC - Bobble

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Filtered Water Bottle for Life on the Move $9.95

We all love bottled water. In fact, we are obsessed with the convenience of it. But unfortunately, drinking bottled water doesn’t lead to a sustainable future. So what should we do about it? We chose to reinvent bottled water. We developed Bobble, a revolutionary product that takes care of the planet, keeps your body hydrated, your wallet fat, and your taste buds satisfied—all while......read more

Sanyo Eneloop Bike

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Next-generation two-wheel drive electric bicycle $2,499.00

Evolution through Revolution. The automobile used to symbolize adventure and freedom, but in today's economy, it is more frequently associated with cost and pollution. This is opening the door for new transportation options and innovation like never before. The SANYO eneloop Synergetic Hybric Bicycle is just that, a cross between sustainability, stability, freedom and flight. A unique......read more

ClimateCounts.org iPhone App

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Discover an iPhone App that allows you to score a company's initiatives toward reversing climate change

Get the official Climate Counts app for FREE! If you are serious about supporting global climate change, put your dollars to work by supporting the right companies. We can’t change our climate overnight, but we can make a difference every time we shop by voting with our dollars! Here’s how it works. We analyze companies, and our ranking scale tells you how well the company is addressing......read more

Green Cement

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German researchers look to reduce emissions from cement production.

Cement production accounts for five percent of global CO2 emissions, which is double the emissions from all airline traffic. That spells a massive greenhouse gas problem, just so society can continue to build and expand its infrastructures. But there has to be another way, right? Cement is the glue that holds concrete together. Concrete is so ubiquitous as to be nearly invisible. Producing the......read more

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