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Seattle Takes On Fast Food Packaging

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Progressive regulations will eliminate most fast food packaging from the landfill.

Never mind, for now, fast food's negative nutritional value and its contribution to America's obesity problem; the one thing that really irks us about the industry is all the garbage it generates. If you're wondering where all those boxes, wrappers and cups end up when you're through, look no further than your local landfill, where they sit, for all intents and purposes,......read more

Fleet Foxes, "The Shrine/An Argument"

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Sean Pecknold's tripped-out animation for top track off Seattle folkies' latest LP

We managed to miss this one when it dropped late last year, and goddamn if it may just be one of the videos of the year. At 8-plus minutes, "The Shrine/An Argument" is a certified epic, and maybe the best track off the Seattle folk heroes' patchy 2011 LP, Helplessness Blues. The video, directed by Sean Pecknold (brother of Fleet Foxes frontman Robin), features some eye-popping stop......read more

Seattle Plans Public Food Forest

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Fruit foraging zone to be planted in the heart of the city

Believe it or not, there was a time when food didn't come packaged for purchase at a grocery store, when eating a meal meant going out and finding food yourself. Eager to get in touch with our foraging roots, a growing group of people are getting passionate about picking wild food from our own backyards. Now, progressive minds at the city of Seattle are hopping on the foraging bandwagon, with......read more

Seattle's Food Forest is Open for Foraging

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After a successful planting season, America's first urban food forest gets set to produce forageable edibles

Last year, we let you know about a successful proposal to plant a food forest on unused green space in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood. With a seven-acre parcel land donated by Seattle Public Utilities, and a $100,000 grant from the city, the Beacon Food Forest is set to become the nation's largest forageable space. We're happy to report that the project is going full steam ahead, with......read more

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis On Growing Up In Seattle's Outdoors

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From the good folks at The Nature Conservancy

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis discuss what it was like growing up in Seattle's outdoors. Watch as they discuss growing up on Capitol Hill in Seattle and how nature's beauty influenced them. Mackelmore describes how he started rapping and freestyling when he was hanging out at parks at night.  ...read more

On Tuesday, March 24, an overturned fish truck turned Seattle into a parking lot, giving residents of this traffic-clogged city yet another reminder of the pitfalls of a transportation system built almost entirely around automobiles. The truck was headed south on State Route 99 carrying a load of frozen cod when it tipped, blocking all southbound lanes of one of just two main north-south......read more

SHFT Sampler 10-29-10

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Weekly links: Volt vs. Leaf, a bottled water ban, and the Fridgecouch.

New York Times auto writer Christopher Jensen took the all-electric Nissan Leaf and the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt for a spin. Read his review at NYT Wheels Blog. Principles of sustainability are gaining traction in the fashion world. The new issue of JC Report has a nice feature on trends in sustainable fashion design, covering eco-minded brands like Chistopher Raeburn and Bodkin. Graphic......read more

Single Blade Knife by Scout Seattle

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Top quality, US-made pocket knife in bone and stainless steel $98.00

Scout Seattle is our go-to label for carefully considered, expertly crafted outdoors goods. Founded by Ben Masters, the company makes a small array of products, using a deliberate design process that focuses on a single piece at a time. This Single Blade Lock-back Knife is another fine example of Masters' straightforward, pragmatic approach to product design. Featuring a bone handle......read more

Monumental Outdoors Photography by Seattle's Griffin Lamb

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Take an epic visual journey around the Pacific Northwest

Griffin Lamb explores the essence of adventure in this monumental series of landscape photos. Based in the Seattle area, the photographer has easy access to the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest and does well to capture it for the world to see. His preferred subjects are majestic scenes of mountains, lakes, and forests -- all favorite things of ours as well. Among the images are a few......read more

Stackable Living Eco Cube

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Easy, attractive air plant terrarium by Seattle's eGarden Studio $25.00

Low-maintenace air plants add a nice dose of nature to any space. Seattle-based Etsy seller eGarden Studio offers everything you need for a lovely air plant habitat with this Stackable Living Eco Cube. Designed to be scaled up by stacking cubes together, the little terrariums can be used as table centerpieces or displayed on a shelf or desk. Comes with one air plant, some black pebbles, preserved......read more

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