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We met Mike Hart, entrepreneur, railroad owner, clean energy explorer, at a conference and wound up making this short film for him.  Its a fascinating story of a businessman who teamed up with the US military to create a technology that incinerates trash and turns it into fuel. There's a lot to learn from this short film, not least of which that the US military is one of the biggest......read more

The Big SHFT: Mike Biddle, Plastics Pioneer

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Get to know the big-thinking engineer whose company closes the loop on discarded plastic

If there was a hall of fame for sustainable business, Dr. Mike Biddle would be one its first inductees. Twenty years ago, the trailblazing plastics engineer launched MBA Polymers in his garage. He was determined to prove that complex polymers from consumer plastics could be recycled into useful raw materials. Mike developed a patented series of techniques for separating and refining plastic waste......read more

M. Ward "Rave On"

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Animated puppets provide visuals for ethereal pop version of Buddy Holly classic.

M. Ward's cover of Buddy Holly's timeworn classic “Rave On," the second single off his 2009 record Hold Time, is less 50s rock-and-roll than 21st century dream-pop, featuring distant-sounding backup vocals from She & Him collaborator Zooey Deschanel. In the video, UK animator Mike Please sets the tune in a world inhabited by weird wooden puppets, who wind up throwing out......read more

Tree Spiker

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In his new memoir, Mike Roselle looks back on life as a radical environmentalist.

Looking forward to checking out this book from the controversial cofounder of the Rainforest Action Network and Earth First!. In the realm of radical environmentalism, Mike Roselle has done it all, from blocking timber roads and nuclear sites, to helping put a gas mask on Mount Rushmore and draping a banner from the Golden Gate Bridge with Woody Harrelson. Sure to be a rollicking read. Buy the......read more

In the Studio with Ana Kras and Devendra Banhart

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A day in the life of a creative couple

In this inspiring clip from Discipline Design, we are granted access to the shared NYC studio space of creative power couple Ana Kras and Devendra Banhart. Kras, who we've featured before, makes beautiful objects, furniture and works on paper in the massive space she shares with Banhart, a musician and all-around creative dude. The video nicely reveals not only the benefits of a good studio......read more

Soccket, the Energy-Harnessing Soccer Ball

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Uncharted Play's regulation-size soccer ball converts kicks and headers into off-the-grid power $99.00

The Soccket by Uncharted Play harnesses the kinetic energy built up by kicking it around then converts it to useable electricity. Thirty minutes of play can power an (included) LED lamp for up to three hours. More than just a cool novelty gadget, the Soccket has enormous potential in resource-poor areas of the developing world with limited access to electricity. After obtaining some invaluable......read more

The World We Live In

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Magical travel photography by Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

After gaining invaluable experience as an intern at Magnum in New York City, Austrian photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek (previously) has become a go-to picture-taker for magazines like VICE, Vanity Fair, Monocle, Travel + Leisure, and more. But it's Daniel's personal projects, generally involving travel and adventure, that really get us jazzed. The World We Live In is a great example.......read more

A Nordic Vacation with Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

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Austrian photographer takes us on a summer excursion to a Finnish lake

Is there anyone else out there who can't wait to leave work behind and spend some lazy summer days by a body of water? If so, these pics from Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek aren't going to make you feel any more patient. Last summer, the Vienna-based photographer traveled with his girlfriend and dog to the Finnish forests of Harjumaa, where they settled into a tiny cabin on a lake. The photos......read more

Uncharted Waters

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In the chaotic aftermath of the Gulf oil disaster, one thing is clear: we need to start tapping the clean energy potential of our oceans.

At present, upwards of 200,000 gallons of oil are pouring into the Gulf of Mexico daily. President Obama is rushing to assign responsibility, which BP CEO Tony Hayward readily accepted before shifting the blame to the drilling contractor. The left-wing is trying to contain damage to the environment as the right-wing does the same with its political agenda. But, for all the commotion, precious few......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

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