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Bees in Decline

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Bumblebee populations are in freefall, but you can help.

According to a comprehensive study of bumblebees in the US, the populations of four of the most common species have declined by 96% in the last few decades, and their geographic ranges have declined 23%-87% in the past twenty-odd years. And the shocking figures are not unique to the US; in the UK, three of 25 bumblebee species are already extinct, and half of the remaining species have shown......read more

Betting on the Farm

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Popular farming internships teach people how to plant and plow.

It ain't no cushy, high-paid summer position, but these days it's just as coveted. Farming internships are being flocked to by people of all stripes, eager to learn the tangible skills of food production. In the New York Times Sunday Magazine this week, Christine Muhlke writes about the increasing popularity of farming internships. She pays a visit to Tantre Farm in Chelsea, Michigan,......read more

Pop Bottle Dining Barge

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Floating dining room sits on 1,700 plastic bottles.

This floating pavilion on Vancouver's False Creek is being used as a temporary restaurant featuring 4-star local cuisine. Which is neat on its own, but it's doubly cool when you find out it's floating on nearly 1,700 recycled 2L pop bottles. And gets even sweeter when you discover that the Pop Bottle Dining Barge is a fundraising project for the School of Fish Foundation, which......read more

Bike Commuting Takes Off

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Two-wheeled urban transport expands in popularity.

In terms of energy input vs. output, bikes are the most efficient form of transportation ever invented. In Europe, cycling accounts for more than 20% of all trips taken in urban cities. These numbers blow American cities out of the water, where only 1% of trips are taken via bicycle. Part of this difference is the result of a far superior cycling infrastructure in Europe compared to the United......read more

SHFT Pop Up Gallery: A Few Pieces

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A closer look at some of the artists and their work.

Our pop-up gallery in downtown LA brought together 25 artists whose work shares the loose theme of man's relationship with nature. Some of the work is violent, some of it beautiful, but taken as a whole, they reflect man's increasingly fragile relationship to our planet. Here is just a handful of what our SHFT online 'gallery' can accomodate: Deb Ris (a.k.a. Anne Shackman):......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

The Story Behind the Store

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SHFT opened a Pop-Up Store and Gallery in Los Angeles. Founder Peter Glatzer discusses why.

SHFT is a multi-media platform founded earlier this year by film producer Peter Glatzer, actor and filmmaker Adrian Grenier, and sustainable designer Lauren Gropper. Our mission is to convey a more sustainable approach to the way we live through art, video, design and culture. We bring together curated and original videos, a shop with sustainably designed items, and a host of blogs and......read more

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