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SHFT Sampler 11-19-10

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Weekly links: The Philadelphia Eagles get clean and SHFT pops up in NYC with Wired.

Oh snap, SHFT is popping up again this week, this time with the cool nerds at Wired. The space opens today, at 692 Broadway in NoHo. The SHFT selection looks a lot like this. The Philadelphia Eagles expect to save $60 million on energy costs by retrofitting their their stadium with wind turbines and solar panels. They should consider attaching turbines to Michael Vick's heels. This......read more

The Big SHFT: Tom Szaky, TerraCycle CEO

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In our new series with Ford, we meet the genial upcycling innovator who turns trash into profit

Tom Szaky is the quintessential eco-entrepreneur. While a freshman at Princeton, Szaky founded a company that recycles garbage into plant fertilizer, then packages it in discarded soda bottles. Fast forward five years, and TerraCycle Plant Food is available in every Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, and more than 3000 other locations. Today, TerraCycle is finding new uses for trash, creating products......read more

Tom Szaky: Large Retailers Hold Key to Change

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One of our Big SHFT subjects discusses the need for eco-preneurs to expand their vision

Tom Szaky for the Huffington Post: Since a young age, I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I started my first company -- a Web design firm -- at age 14. But quickly my focus turned to a much more universal problem -- garbage. Garbage has since become my life's work and what I am known around the world for -- at least in some circles! As the CEO of an environmentally focused company, I end up......read more

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