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Alter Eco: Arbor Skateboards

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Santa Monica skate company brings sustainability to the streets

A tuned-in skate shop owner in Santa Monica boils down the basic tenets of the SHFT philosophy - that we need to bring sustainability to culturally relevant places. And that today's youth will gravitate towards green living when it's presented to them in the context of what they do in their every day lives. We think he's right, and Arbor Skateboards nails it on both counts....read more

Five Photos from Chad Moore

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A short selection from one of our favorite photographers

NYC picture taker and Ryan McGinley compadre Chad Moore is near the tops of our list of young contemporary photographers. With a keen eye for color and composition, Moore captures his friends in fleeting moments of freedom and rebellion. His interest in shooting young people having fun can be traced to his own teenage years, when shredding his BMX was all he cared about. As he told Young......read more

Kids Leading the Climate Change Battle

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Kids are taking the baton and the megaphone around climate change.

At SHFT, we think about the world we're handing to the next generation a lot. Our non-profit, SHFT Mobile Kitchen Classroom in partnership with Stone Barns has a mission to educate kids around myriad food issues, nutrition and how to prepare their own healthful meals.  We find that today's youth understands the challenges they will be facing in their role as future-stewards of the planet.......read more

Afghan Girls Stoked on Skateboarding

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Skate-and-educate NGO empowers youth in war-torn Afghanistan

Kat Lister for VICE: Seven years ago, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich sparked a commotion on the streets of Kabul and inadvertently started a gender revolution. His board and four wheels attracted the attention of the kids around him, most of whom had never seen a skateboard before. He noticed something else: The girls were interested, too. Skateistan began in 2007 when Percovich......read more

Youth Lagoon, "Seventeen" (Unofficial)

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Kasey Lum offers up a nice visual counterpart to Youth Lagoon's hauntingly poetic bedroom pop

Boise, Idaho's Youth Lagoon (whose mom knows him as Trevor Powers) crafts dreamy piano pop from the confines of his bedroom. After generating a bunch of Internet buzz with his first self-released tunes, he landed himself a two-album deal with Fat Possum, dropped out of Boise State University, and is now set to head on the road for a prolonged North American tour.  From Vancouver......read more

RETHINK - Contemporary Art and Climate Change

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Art exhibition in Copenhagen explores the interesection of art, culture and global warming.

I recently met Beth Terry, the author of a great blog on plastic pollution called Fake Plastic Fish (the definitive resource on our culture’s obsession with plastics) at a very sobering event – the return from an expedition to Midway Island with photographer Chris Jordan, who traveled there with a film crew to document the “plastic graveyard.” Midway is literally “midway” from......read more

Eat LACMA: Orange Trees

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In the first installation of SHFT's Eat LACMA series, Fallen Fruit gifts mandarin orange trees to spread a community of food and culture.

A collaboration between LACMA and Fallen Fruit, Eat LACMA is a year-long investigation into food, art, culture and politics. The idea of the project is to promote a greater sense of community and culture by re-invigorating the relationship between people and food. It also seeks to highlight the idea of sustainability and bring it to the widest group of people possible. We showed up with cameras......read more

Eat LACMA: Tomato Hootenanny

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Eat LACMA hosts a folk music jam celebrating growing food.

In the second installment in our series on Eat LACMA — Fallen Fruit and LACMA's a year-long investigation into food, art, culture and politics — Fallen Fruit throws a hootenanny centered around activities ranging from folk-music and square dancing to a salsa cook-off. During the event, participants experience and celebrate collective sustainability....read more

Food & Wine: Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer

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The Hungry Crowd: Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer

TV star Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer talk about SHFT, their online boutique with its own organic wine, and their go-to dishes and drinks. Adrian Grenier’s Go-To Dish “My mom makes a brown rice, steamed vegetable and mint salad that’s so good, a chef in Culver City put it on her menu last year.” In Peter Glatzer’s Glass “I love smoky mezcal and......read more

Ford and SHFT launch sustainability film series in New York

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Ford and SHFT launch sustainability film series in New York

Ford Motor Company and sustainability lifestyle platform SHFT.com unveiled the first of 10 digital short documentary films profiling cutting-edge innovators in sustainable businesses at a promotional event last night at the 404 NYC space in Midtown New York. Ford executive chairman Bill Ford introduced the film, along with actor/filmmaker Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer,......read more

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