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SHFT Sampler 6-24-10

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Your weekly assemblage of links from around the web.

Visualizing the spill: From our friends at GOOD, an animated simulation of a 25,000-barrel oil spill — less than half the estimated daily amount gushing into the Gulf. Dropping the ball: A scathing account of the U.S. Interior Department's handling of the offshore oil industry. Oh phew, at least there's that: Oil-Splattered BP Promises Uninterrupted Flow of Art Funding. The type of......read more

SHFT Sampler 6-15-10

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Our weekly assemblage of links from around the web.

Oil gushers and global warming: The New Republic asks why we stink at dealing with ecological catastrophes. GOOOAAAAAL! Scoring green at the FIFA World Cup 2010. Tunto Design modestly describes its wooden LED1 lamp as "the best lamp in the world." It's hard to disagree. The hybrid goes virtual: Honda's CR-Z sport hybrid coupe makes debut at E3 video game expo. Gehry vs.......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

SHFT Happens

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The genesis of SHFT

Photos, L-R: Cancun from the air ( ), Greenpeace activists demonstrate by holding images of landmarks in the water (AP), ...read more

Food for Thought

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SHFT food writer David Vega on how growing food for his family and friends changed the pace of his life.

It almost sounded like some hippie mantra. I was on the patio, staring at an odd collection of building materials I’d gathered in the past week, reminding myself over and over again that "Nature required my patience." Well, actually, she didn’t actually need a damn thing from me; she’d get along just fine without me. I would need to accept the pace of things if I was to get......read more

A Comment on Green Tech

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A CBS Evening News piece triggered an old friend to write an email that we thought warrants a SHFT post in its entirety.

Did you see the CBS Evening News piece last night on Green Technology and China? It is worth watching. To me this story represents the crossroads point of environmental change, technology, economy and politics. Actually, it is the following formula: technology + economics + politics + consumer drive = environmental change. Why I think the story is so interesting is in front of our very eyes is......read more

SHFT Food Chart

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Our guide to green eating.

Most of us know the basics of eating and drinking with the planet in mind. Buy organic. Avoid processed, packaged foods. Think about how the food got to your plate. But still, if you want to eat green, it can be daunting to figure out precisely what - and what not - to consume. The SHFT Food Chart is our simple guide for eating green. From fruit and veggies to coffee and chocolate, we have you......read more

Ars Natura: Genesis

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In his inaugural SHFT post, Karl Burkart explains why the hell a renowned green-tech blogger is writing a column on art and nature.

This is the first in a series I’m writing for SHFT called Ars Natura: art in nature, nature in art. Though I typically blog abut media and technology I have become increasingly aware that the problems our civilization faces are not going to be solved by technological ingenuity alone. Yes I believe we can solve the energy problem and perhaps even find a way to deflate the planet’s overheated......read more

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