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Sustainability Photos of the Year

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Contenders for the 2011 Prix Pictet, the world's leading prize for environmental photography, to exhibit in Paris next month.

In three short years, the Prix Pictet has become the global prize for excellence in environmental photography, assembling some of the most powerful images of sustainability (or lack thereof) from around the world. The theme for this year's competition is Growth, which organizers call "one of the great conundrums facing humanity in the early decades of the 21st century." True enough. The winner......read more

The Daily Razzler: SHFT/pureDKNY Pop-Up

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Coverage of our NY pop-up store/gallery on The Daily Razzler's Monday Markups.

It was green on Greene this weekend in Soho at the pop-up gallery put on by Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer’s eco-focused website SHFT, and pureDKNY—the latest, eco-friendly scent from Donna Karen. The exhibition was focused on sustainable or recycled materials, products for sale as well as over 50 pieces of art on display. The connection between the items being sold and the......read more

Koval 3-Pack (Rye, Bourbon, and Whiskey)

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Organic spirits from Merchants of Beverage $55.00

It’s a noble excercise to taste three different offerings from one brilliant artisan, because you can begin to understand the way three different grains express themselves, and truly appreciate the art that is distilling. Robert and Sonat Birnecker, co-founders of Koval, are setting a new standard of grain-to-bottle craftsmanship. Koval uses the best organic and non-GMO ingredients, natural......read more

Chicago Meatpacking Plant Transformed Into Vertical Farm

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Home to several small-scale food businesses, The Plant Chicago is a net-zero, closed-loop urban farm

In 2010, entrepreneur John Edel bought a four-story, 94,000 square foot factory in a bankruptcy sale. The sprawling red brick warehouse, built in the 1920s next to Chicago’s Union Stockyards, used to process bacon and ham. Today it is home to The Plant Chicago, a vertical farm housing 11 small-scale food businesses, from bakers and kombucha brewers to aquaponic farms growing......read more

Renewable Energy Booming in Several States

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New figures from the Energy Information Administration show clean energy growth over the last decade

With fossil fuels meeting the vast majority of America's energy needs, our clean energy future is a long ways off. But in the last decade, renewable power use has taken off, with some states now meeting over 20 percent of their energy needs from wind, solar, biomass and other alternative fuels. At Co.Exist, Ben Schiller points to new data from the Energy Information Administration that shows the......read more

Summer Picnic Libation: Cucumber Lemon Vodka

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Catch the summer spirit with this refreshing, boozy beverage

In the heat of summer, is there anything more refreshing than cucumber water? Nope. Add some booze to the mix and you have the perfect drink for a summer picnic. Well, not quite. Seattle designer and blogger Jean Lee has created a Cucumber Lemon Vodka Drink that might be the best-looking summer drink we've ever seen. Design*Sponge has the recipe.  Ingredients (makes......read more

California to Ban Plastic Bags

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Move follows plastic bag prohibitions by several Californian cities.

In a move Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called a "great victory for the environment," California will become the first US state to ban plastic bags. On Wednesday, state Assembly approved legislation prohibiting pharmacies and grocery, liquor and convenience stores from giving out plastic bags. Under the measure, shoppers who don't bring their own reusable bags to the store will......read more

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