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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

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Between Wynwood, Brickell Avenue and downtown Miami is a sparse, almost vacant area now called the Arts and Entertainment District. Just west of the Adrienne Arsht Center and blocks of the Metro Mover is a newly remodeled 81-unit rental space called the Filling Station. The building, with nothing much else around, is getting some star......read more

Portugal News: SHFT House Wine Launch

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At the International Gourmet Festival in Portugal, SHFT introduced its House Wine to an intimate crowd

Speaking to The Portugal News of their invitation to the renowned gastronomic event, Grenier said that they were “very excited to come and not only share what we’ve been doing in the United States, but also to get a glimpse and a taste of life and culture here in Portugal.” Probably best known for starring in hit HBO series Entourage as well as his role in the movie ‘The......read more

South of Haiti

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Beautiful travel video shows a side of Haiti that you won't see on the news

As far as nation's images go, it's hard to imagine a worse one than Haiti's, which in the West is defined by media images of poverty, disease, and civil war. While those are important stories, they don't show the whole picture, as Alex Horner demonstrates with "South of Haiti": In October 2012, Nick, Dave, Francisco and I, set off on a 10 day journey along the Southern coast of Haiti in the......read more

New Balance NewSky

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The latest iteration of NB's minimal shoes made from recycled plastic $90.00

The NewSky, from New Balance, is an everyday, around-the-house shoe that takes design cues from the "minimal" running shoes that have taken the jogging world by storm. It's minimalist in more ways than one, since it makes extensive use of post-consumer recycled materials, in this case uppers made from PET plastic bottles (on average, each pair uses the equivalent of eight 20-ounce PET......read more

Fireplace Briquette Maker

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Transform yesterday's news into energy with this eco-smart fireplace briquette maker $50.00

If you're a newspaper reader and you have a fireplace at home, you're gonna love this paper log briquette maker, which makes long-burning fuel bricks from old newspapers and other paper trash. Here's how it works: simply rip up waste paper, soak it in water overnight, then stuff the soggy pulp into the log maker and squeeze out any excess moisture. After letting the paper briquette dry out fully......read more

TreeSmart Pencils

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Back-to-school writing tools made from recycled newspapers $8.00

Pencils aren't the most exciting or sexy products we've featured on SHFT, but they are must-have accessories for students, and with school looming ominously on the horizon, it's time to load up on back-to-class essentials. For some of the most sustainable writing tools on the market, look no further than TreeSmart, which has been making high quality pencils from recycled newspapers since......read more

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