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Men's St. Moritz Vest by Ecoalf

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Ultra-light down vest made of polyester recycled from PET bottles $158.00

The puffy vest is essentially the ideal layer for winter, providing just enough warmth to keep you comfortable without overheating. Ecaolf's St. Moritz vest might be our favorite sleeveless coat on the market. Each vest is made using recycled PET polyester from 60 plastic bottles, diverted from the landfill and onto your body. Super soft, with an insulated down filling and handy concealed......read more

SWEET CHERRY

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A Sexy Short About Harvesting Fruit By Kevin Millet

Directed by Kevin Millet Production / None Music / Movement SWEET CHERRY is a video about what happen in the fruit picking in British Columbia, Canada. Every year, people from all around the globe come for the harvest to make money but also discover and have new experiences. From precarious conditions to unexpected meeting, I’ve filmed portraits of people of differents origins. Directed......read more

Heslet Honey: From Scratch

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Lovely short vid by Eric Wolfinger documents honey harvesting in San Francisco's Telegraph Hill

Founded by Kate McGee along with her two young boys, Heslet Honey harvests sweet, golden honey from a few wooden beehives located on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. Part of a San Francisco pilot program that provides public space for urban ag projects, Heslet Honey takes its name from Valetta Heslet, who transformed the area from garbage dump to garden starting in the late '40s. From March......read more

Bureo Skateboards Lands Investment from Patagonia

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Recycled skateboard startup produces shred sticks from discarded fishing net

Lauren Daley for the Huffington Post: What if you could not only clean the ocean, but turn the pollution you collect into something people want? That's the basic idea behind Bureo Skateboards. They also compensate the fishermen for the fishing net. With the motto "Skateboards for plastic-free oceans," and the slogan "Ride your Footprint," Bureo aims to reduce the amount of sea pollution by......read more

Clean Energy Investment Up 11 Percent

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Robust third quarter eclipses previous year's numbers

Global clean energy investment cleared $64 billion in the third quarter of the year, marking an 11 percent improvement on the same period last year, according to an analyst report from Clean Energy Pipeline. The study measured third quarter venture capital, private equity, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and public market investment in clean energy firms. The performance represented a......read more

How to Fund a Clean Energy Project

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State-level green investment funds could create a real marketplace for renewable energy projects

Nancy Cook for National Journal: Anyone in search of financing for a clean- or renewable-energy project need look no further than the state of New York. In December 2013, New York launched its first-ever "green bank," an ambitious state-run $1 billion investment fund meant to help finance the kinds of local energy-efficiency and clean-energy projects that bigger financial institutions......read more

Apolis x Kinfolk Garden Bag

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Harvest your garden in style with this collaborative bag--handcrafted by a women's artisan collective in Bangladesh $78.00

The Los Angeles-based "global citizens" at Apolis teamed up with Kinfolk Magazine to produce the Garden Bag, the perfect accessory for backyard harvest season. Handcrafted by a women's co-op in Bangladesh and finished in California, the Garden Bag comes equipped with a durable lining and natural vegetable-dyed leather straps reinforced by antique nickel rivets. Don't have a garden? No problem,......read more

Branson: Businesses Should Stand Up to Climate Change Deniers

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The case for private sector investment in sustainability

SHFT Advisor Richard Branson for the Huffington Post: I'm enormously impressed with Apple CEO Tim Cook for his strong words on climate change deniers, and demanding business should have benefits for people and the planet, beyond just profit. Conservative think tank the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) -- Apple shareholders -- criticized Cook for pursuing......read more

Africa Spurs Investment in Renewable Energy

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Six African nations receive $330 million to fund climate change solutions

Six African countries are to receive $330 million to fund projects that to help boost private investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable forests. With the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the countries made it to the end of a global competition held by Climate Investment Funds (CIF), which allows African nations to propose climate-improving projects to......read more

Handmade Portraits: The Bone Carver

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Etsy profiles Inupiat hunter Sylvester Arak, who balances a subsistence lifestyle with artistic pursuits

The latest entry in Etsy's Handmade Portraits series profiles Sylvester Ayek, an Iñupiat hunter and carver who grew up on King Island, 40 miles off of the Alaskan coast. There, he learned the traditional Iñupiat ways of subsistence hunting and carving ivory and wood. Today, he continues to sell his artwork to (sylvesterayek.etsy.com) to supplement his subsistence lifestyle,......read more

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