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Waste-to-Energy Milestone Reached

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Florida-based plant is the first to produce commercial quantities of ethanol from wood waste and other nonfood vegetative matter

In what could prove to be a landmark development for waste energy technology, a chemical company announced this week that is has produced commercial quantities of ethanol from nonfood vegetative matter, including wood waste. The company, INEOS Bio, is a subsidiary of the European oil and chemical company INEOS. It produced the fuel at its Indian River BioEnergy Center in Vero Beach, Fla. From......read more

Natural Cork Soap Dish

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Non-absorbent cork makes a perfectly sustainable soap dish $12.00

The cool cork products keep rolling in. This soap dish from SHFT fave Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. makes sensible use of one of nature's most sustainable materials. Not only is it lightweight and durable, cork is also non-absorbent, so excess water drains right through the small holes. The Natural Cork Soap Dish is made in Portugal, where cork production is centered. Learn more......read more

Gardens NYC: Let It Grow

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On a Brooklyn rooftop, Justin Vernon joins the shift.

For Justin Vernon, there's more to gardening than growing plants. His rooftop garden, one of the many cropping up on the Brooklyn skyline, is part of a broader shift in environmental consciousness. The moment he started thinking of the planet as a living entity, Justin couldn't wait to get some seeds and get down to business. Now, with the Gaia philosophy informing his approach, Justin raises......read more

Epicurious: SHFT Mobile Kitchen Classroom

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At Epi-Log, Adrian discusses our delicious new non-profit project

SHFT Mobile Kitchen Classroom is a new nonprofit organization that provides high school students in New York City with the opportunity to learn basic cooking skills and prepare healthy, affordable, and delicious meals.  Under the effort, SHFT will operate a fully-equipped, mobile teaching kitchen that will travel to schools, health fairs, and other sites in order to teach about food,......read more

PlanOn Printstik

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Ink-free portable printer. $199.99

Those who lean more towards the old school way of doing things will probably want to have a healthy balance between a paperless and documented life - this is where the Printstik really delivers. Weighing 1.5 pounds, this ink-free printer is fully self-cotained and totally bluetooth enabled for wireless printing. It runs on a rechargeable battery and uses custom thermal printing technology, using......read more

The Clash's Paul Simonon Arrested for Oil Rig Occupation

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Rock star went undercover with Greenpeace to protest Arctic drilling

Greenpeace has revealed that veteran rock bassist (The Clash, Gorillaz) Paul Simonon was among the activists arrested in June for occupying an Arctic oil rig. Simonon had joined the Greenpeace crew anonymously, working as an assistant cook. The oil rig, operated by Cairn Energy, one of Europe's largest oil and gas companies, was boarded on June 3 by the Greenpeacers, who demanded that the......read more

What Happened To Global Warming?

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Climate change has become a non-starter in Washington

My, what a difference two years makes. Believe it or not, that's how long ago presidential candidates on both sides of the fence campaigned on promises of addressing climate change. In office a year later, President Obama said he was "committed to making sure that we get an energy policy that makes sense for the country and that helps us grow at the same time as it deals with climate change in a......read more

French Court Strikes Down Carbon Tax

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Council says "Non, merci" to tax on emissions.

Living Light by David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang (aka “The Living“) is a permanent outdoor pavilion in the heart of Seoul with a dynamic skin that glows and blinks in response to both data about air quality and public interest in the environment. The skin of the pavilion is a giant map of Seoul with the 27 neighborhood (gu) boundaries redrawn based on existing air quality sensors of the Korean......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

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