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Gardens NYC: Melting Pot

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George Iliopoulos's garden thrives in Staten Island

Growing up on a farm in Greece, New York restauranteur George Iliopoulos learned a thing or two about growing food. At 12, he hopped on a ship and headed to America. He finally settled in Staten Island, where his garden now produces plenty of fresh veggies for his family's table. But it wasn't always easy; despite his understanding of farming, things didn't always grow like he thought they......read more

Ban the Bag

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Happy Earth Day! No better time to voice your support for banning plastic bags in California.

California, stand up! The first organized attempt at a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags may have faltered, but the fight rages on. Emboldened by several successful local actions boycotting wasteful plastic shopping bags, Californians are urging Governor Jerry Brown to make a move.  Plastic pollution harms wildlife, threatens public health, and hinders the economy. It's......read more

Gilt Sale | SHFT Curated Collection

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Adrian shows some of SHFT's fave sustainable products we've curated for Gilt

Like sustainable design? Like bargains? Of course you do. This week's Eco Hero on Gilt is none other than our very own Adrian Grenier. SHFT curated a selection of our favorite sustainable clothing, furniture, and products for this first-time collaboration in a 48 hour SHFT X Gilt Flash Sale, with healthy discounts on all the products. The eco style sale runs from Wednesday, June 1 at noon EST......read more

SHFT Does Sundance

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A celebration of sustainability in the Utah Rockies

For this year's Sundance Film Fest, we descended on Park City with a diverse group that included bunch of our favorite artists, chefs, musicians, winemakers, and more. With no shortage of SHFT House Red, and a whole lot of help from Ford and the W Hollywood, we gathered at Fiore for a close-out party to remember. Here's a video recapping the Stag-crafted dinner (featuring......read more

Art Is Dead. Long Live Compost.

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SHFT Original Series Brooklyn Informed, The Art Of Decay

Andrew Casner, Brooklyn resident and urban gardener, is also an artist. But his workspace isn’t splattered with paint and brushes. Instead, it’s covered in dirt. In this episode of SHFT‘s Brooklyn Informed series, Andrew takes us through his non-traditional artistic process, which involves placing a canvas under a compost pile, then uncovering it a month later to......read more

SHFT, Vimeo, and Abramorama present "Planetary" at SXSW

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And For Simultaneous Theatrical and Vimeo Release on Earth Day. Trailer Sneak Peak Here

Here's a sneak peak at the trailer. And a few words from the filmmakers.  "We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. PLANETARY is a poetic and humbling......read more

A BEE'S INVOICE, An Interview with the Director

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Interview with Adrian on the short film he directed (and SHFT produced) about the hidden value of nature.

Two stellar production companies, Vulcan Productions (Paul and Jody Allen's company) and Cinelan (Morgan Spurlock's collective) approached SHFT to create a short film as part of their ambitious series, We the Economy. The project features 20 short films by 20 world-class directors, in an effort to demystify 20 economic concepts. Obviously, we said yes. We proposed a film about the hidden value of......read more

There are over 100 Members of Congress who deny the basic science of climate change. That's nearly 25 percent. Meanwhile, young people overwhelmingly share scientists' grave concerns about climate change and worry about its deadly effects on the world. That's why kids are the stars of "Science Fair Failure," a short film produced by LCV and SHFT. In the clip, directed by Andy Cobb and narrated by......read more

The Big SHFT: Yves Behar, Designer for Life

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The leading light of sustainable design walks us through some of his most game-changing projects

Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject are the go-to design group that companies turn to for game-changing ideas. From the $100 XO laptop and Puma's waste-saving Clever Little Bag to the sleek Leaf LED lamp and SAYL Office Chair for Herman Miller, Yves' work merges must-have design with a firm commitment to social and ecological responsibility. That's what makes him one of the design world's......read more

The Big SHFT: Michael Crooke, Sustainable Business Maverick

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The former Patagonia CEO, now a management professor at Pepperdine University, discusses the role of environmental responsibility in business

Michael W. Crooke's résumé reads like a young achiever's dream bio. The former Navy SEAL (underwater demolition team) holds a Ph.D. in management and has held senior executive roles at a number of companies in the outdoors industry, including Yakima, Kelty Packs, Pearl/Izumi and Patagonia, where he was CEO from 1999 to 2005. It was Crooke's time at Patagonia -- the company founded......read more

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