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Hu's Here

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US visit by Chinese leader is a chance for clean energy cooperation.

President Obama is entertaining his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao this week, and while the agenda is jam-packed with thorny issues like trade and human rights, clean energy represents a potential area of cooperation for the two nations. This is an opportunity to build upon the progress made at last month's Cancun climate summit, where compromise was the order of the day. "Our cooperation at the......read more

SHFT Pops Up in Downtown LA

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Founders Peter Glatzer and Adrian Grenier interviewed in the Huffington Post.

Some nice shine for SHFT in the Huffington Post this week. Comedy writer Nick Kreiss interviewed Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer, SHFT's co-founders, discussing our origins, the SHFT Pop-Up Store and Gallery, and much more. NK - Hi guys. Let's start with the basics. What is SHFT? AG - SHFT.com is a website that started basically as a platform for Peter and I to share our appreciation......read more

SHFT Sampler 10-22-10

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Weekly links: Prop 23, boats turned into buildings, and why all architecture is becoming green.

SHFT honchos Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer spoke to Huff Post about Prop 23. "It's about our future, period," said Peter. "Are oil companies defending their hold on our addiction? Of course they are. They'll do whatever they can to prevent clean tech from growing. That's what Prop 23 is all about." California, stand up! Vote NO on Prop 23. For whatever......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

HuffPost: SHFT Gallery Pops Up in LA

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Peter and Adrian walk Nick Kreiss through a sneak preview of SHFT's LA Pop Up Gallery

Moments before the debut party of their new pop-up gallery and shop (mid-day hours through May 26th), Adrian and film producer Peter Glatzer walked me around the gorgeous downtown LA loft and gave me an inside look at what they're all about, and the ways they are supporting sustainable and conscious living through art, music, photography, film, and all around cool shit. Peter and Adrian had......read more

The Food Movement and Climate Change

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How eating consciously can affect global warming

The two most visible environmental issues today, climate change and agriculture, are about as different as they could be. Taken together, though, they give some reminders. Environmental consciousness is very young. Its challenge to some of the ways we live is deep. And it can be a great source of cultural and political creativity and renewal. Climate change is huge and diffuse. It works on a......read more

Colbert Show's Environmental Montage

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Sometimes you just have to laugh.

With all the bad news about the environment constantly flooding the media, it's not always easy to feel positive about things. Recently, if we're not stressing about the oil spill, we're worried about the fate of climate legislation. Environmental progress almost seems like a "one step forward, two steps back" scenario. At SHFT, we try to stay focused on all the good......read more

Green Labels Get Lampooned

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Lunchbreath takes a poke at corporate eco claims.

There aren't many things more ripe for parody than corporate eco claims. Just have a look at a disposable Starbucks cup, where you'll find a statement that it's "Made with 10% post-consumer recycled fibre." Wow, congratulations. Hurray for saving the earth. Graphic designer and cartoonist Tobias "Lunchbreath" dishes up some hilarious parodies of eco claims,......read more

Eyes As Big As Plates

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Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth create portraits of seniors communing with nature

"Eyes As Big As Plates" is a fun series of works from Finnish artist Riitta Ikonen and Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth, who depict seniors wearing costumes made of organic, scavenged materials. The project  explores concepts related to folklore and myth, connecting the human subjects back to the Earth. The artists explain in a statement: Each image will present a solitary......read more

Effplastic Bags

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Brought to you by Douche Bags $5.00

Why not have a little fun with your re-usables? We were tipped off from our good friends at Coolhunting.  Aggressive and naughty, these eco-friendly bags live up to their fresh name. Don't beat around the bush—or waste the fruits of the bush—carry them for a bold expression and sound environmental practice....read more

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