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Fully automated electric taxis could dramatically reduce transportation sector's emmisions, a new study finds.  By Lindsay Abrams The energy efficient cars of the future will allow the transportation sector to lower its greenhouse gas emissions not just because they’re electric — but because they’ll also be driverless. That’s the forward-looking conclusion of a new......read more

GE Exec Calls BS On Tradeoff Between Economy and Environment

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The political bashing of sustainability is irrelevant to business interests, says Ecomagination VP

A GE bigwig is calling the political battle between economy and environment "nonsense." At a clean energy investment conference last week, Mark Vachon, Vice President of GE's Ecomagination program, said "environmental performance" is a key driver for business.  "There’s this theory that you have to pick one: economics or environmental performance. That’s......read more

The Big SHFT: Trailer

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In the new series from SHFT and Ford, we meet ten innovators who are changing our world

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the state of the environment should be driving innovation around the world. And indeed it is. In our new series "The Big SHFT: 10 Innovators Changing Our World," we team up with Ford Motor Company to profile leading innovators who are shaping new sustainable businesses and influencing positive change around the world. Executive produced by SHFT......read more

The Big SHFT: Tom Szaky, TerraCycle CEO

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In our new series with Ford, we meet the genial upcycling innovator who turns trash into profit

Tom Szaky is the quintessential eco-entrepreneur. While a freshman at Princeton, Szaky founded a company that recycles garbage into plant fertilizer, then packages it in discarded soda bottles. Fast forward five years, and TerraCycle Plant Food is available in every Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, and more than 3000 other locations. Today, TerraCycle is finding new uses for trash, creating products......read more

Bloomberg Issues $9 Million Mayors' Challenge

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NYC mayor ponies up cash to spur urban innovation

With the proportion of people living in urban centers at an all-time high--and national governments seemingly incapable of promoting the shift toward sustainability--cities are in the best position to implement solutions to big problems. NYC's billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg agrees, and he's putting his money where his mouth is. This week Mayor Bloomberg announced a new competition to......read more

Hope In The Era Of Trump's Climate Foolishness

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The Editorial Board of The New York Times

One year ago, on June 1, President Trump dismayed the world by announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from the global Paris climate agreement. He has since shown no inclination to ease up on his efforts to nullify virtually every initiative the Obama administration took to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, cars, trucks, and oil and gas operations. His......read more

Immigration and Climate Change

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By Lauren Markham

Last year I traveled to southern Guatemala, the source of one of the largest migrations of unauthorized immigrants to the United States in recent years. It’s clear why people are leaving: Guatemala is a country rife with political conflict, endemic racism against indigenous people, poverty and, increasingly, gang violence. But there’s another, lesser-known dimension to this......read more

In an ironic bit of news, Rupert Murdoch, head of News Corporation, announced this week that his company has achieved their proclaimed goal of becoming carbon neutral. That is, three years after saying they would mitigate all of their carbon emissions through technological and structural changes as well as climate credits, the parent company of Fox News has completed the task.Wait a......read more

Holstee Wallet

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This vegan wallet is made primarily of plastic bags and newspapers, collected off the streets of Delhi in India. $25.00

When Holstee went looking for a new wallet, they couldn't find what they were looking for so they designed their own... The slim wallet design holds the essentials - cash, credit cards and even has a sliding window for your ID and Metro card. "Working with a family-run non-profit based in India that works to collect and recycle litter off the streets of Delhi we were able to create......read more

11 From '11

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Our favorite SHFT Innovation posts from 2011

Last year may have seen its share of public environmental dissapointments - the defeat of the EPA smog emissions reduction proposal is one that comes to mind - but there were some great innovation stories in 2011.  In both the laboratory and the market place, the private sector was barreling ahead with a ferocious appetite. Lets raise a glass of SHFT House Wine to the inspiring innovations......read more

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