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Revenge of the Electric Car: Official Trailer

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Chris Paine returns with a behind-the-scenes look at the E.V. industry

Five years ago, director Chris Paine ruffled a few feathers with Who Killed the Electric Car, a blockbuster documentary that exposed the development and mothballing of electric vehicles in the early 2000s. Now, with the first mass produced electric cars on the road, Paine is back with Revenge of the Electric Car, a behind-the-scenes exploration of the nascent EV industry.......read more

Clean Energy Learns to Compete

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A harsher economic environment for renewable power is inspiring the industry to toughen up

Once the promised land for clean energy companies, Europe has become a much tougher place to succeed. With the European economy stuck on life support, the once-generous subsidies for renewable energy projects are slowly but surely evaporating. But maybe that's not such a bad thing, as Stanley Reed outlines in a recent New York Times piece: [T]he harsher environment is fostering a tough-minded......read more

The Conservation Economy

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Conserving the nation's fish, wildlife and natural resources is a $40-billion industry, according to a new study

It's said that you can't put a price on protecting the environment, and on the face of it, we agree. But when we're always hearing about the economic benefits of industrial activity, it would be nice to know what conservation is actually worth, in dollar terms. Now, thanks to a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation study, we do. The analysis considered the jobs, tax revenue and other economic......read more

Lighten Up Trailer

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Our first original web series, produced in collaboration with Stonyfield Farm, documents the greening of the music industry.

Lighten Up, our first original web series, chronicles bands taking part in the cultural shift toward sustainability. The series kicks off with The Honey Brothers (featuring SHFT's own Adrian Grenier on drums), followed by Brandi Carlile, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and Dave Matthews Band. Lighten Up is produced in partnership with Stonyfield Farm....read more

Toby Smith: Light After Dark

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Award-winning photo series finds contrast and beauty in England's coal power industry

For his 2009 Light After Dark project, UK photojournalist Toby Smith used extremely long exposures to shoot England's 32 coal power stations at night. We wouldn't normally use the word "beautiful" to describe coal stacks, but in Smith's capable hands, they become just that. Portrayed in a soft, tranquil light, the maligned industrial complexes become spaces of serenity,......read more

Lighten Up: Brandi Carlile

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Singer-songwriter featured in SHFT's first original series about greening the music industry.

Brandi Carlile, a phenomenal talent with a sense of responsibility about the way she tours, gave a private concert in Los Angeles to a small intimate group during her "Give Up The Ghost" tour. In this episode of LIGHTEN UP, we watch some great performance and gain some insight from an evolved artist who approaches her touring with an eye toward sustainability....read more

Chris Round: Fragile Beast

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Photo series tells the story of a dying industry -- and the scars it's leaving behind

Once the site of a thriving china clay industry, Cornwall, England is a region in economic decline. With rising costs and competition from the developing world, mining for porcelain clay is now barely economically viable is the area. Fragile Beast, a photo series from Aussie creative Chris Round, documents the environmental scars left behind by the dying industry, portraying them......read more

Organic Goes Super-Sized

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Massive companies are gobbling up the organic food industry. Should we be concerned?

Michael J. Potter is one of the last little big men left in organic food. More than 40 years ago, Mr. Potter bought into a hippie cafe and “whole earth” grocery here that has since morphed into a major organic foods producer and wholesaler, Eden Foods. But one morning last May, he hopped on his motorcycle and took off across the Plains to challenge what organic food — or as he......read more

Trim the Waste of Fashion

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Competition pushes sustainable change in the fashion industry

We all love denim. But did you know that it takes 1,800 gallons of water to produce a single pair of jeans? True story. That, along with the other innumerable environmental sins of the fashion industry, is why "Trim the Waste of Fashion" is such a good idea. Created by Yoxi, a web platform that challenges startups to solve pressing problems (kind of like a Kickstarter for social good), Trim the......read more

Coal Cares

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Yes Lab and Coal Kills Kids join forces to skewer the coal industry

In conjunction with Asthma Awareness Month, Peabody Energy, the largest private-sector coal company in the world, announced its "Coal Cares" campaign. The program provides anyone living within 200 miles of a coal-fired power plant with a free inhaler and $10 towards medicine to treat asthma. The inhalers come in a variety of styles including Dora the Explorer, diamond plated, and Justin Bieber......read more

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