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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

Tom Colicchio Will Save the World

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NYT profiles one of the most powerful advocates for sustainable food

The New York Times has published a profile on chef and food activist Tom Colicchio that shows just what a bad ass the guy really us. Over his storied, 20-plus year career, the "Top Chef" judge and owner of the Craft chain of restaurants has emerged as one of the most powerful advocates of the sustainable food movement: Though the field is crowded with colleagues and competitors — Mario......read more

Tom's Hut

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A Spectacular Balance Is Struck In Vienna

If a mental coach is also a singer-songwriter, living his life between extremes, he needs a place, a wooden wilderness and a hut far out as a balance to a life in the middle of the town. This simple house refers intensively to its environment, follows the contour of a previous, decaying building and was really drafted around a man and his passions. An angular shape encloses space on two levels in......read more

"Cumbia de Piedra" Animated Music Video by Tomas Pichardo

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Watch a stunning visual celebration of Latin American music

Here's an excellent animated video created for "Cumbia de Piedra" by Colombian artist Jhon William Castaño Montoya. The clip, cobbled together by Dominican animator Tomás Pichardo, is a visual celebration of the culture, colors and textures of cumbia--the mother of all Latin American music. The track is taken from MOHS, Castaño Montoya's second album, which was inspired by......read more

Tomas Saraceno: Biospheres

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Future ecotopia or vision of tragedy? Installation brings climate change into focus.

Following in the tradition of eco-visionaries like Buckminster Fuller, Peter Cook, and errrm, Pauly Shore, Argentina-born artist-architect Tomás Saraceno imagines a Utopian future where science and nature work together in perfect synchronicity. For Biospheres, which debuted as part of the RETHINK: Contemporary Art and Climate Change exhibition alongside the 2009......read more

Parsi Tomato Chutney

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A spicy and sweet Indian delight that works in lots of meals

You can never have too many condiments. And the best ones are the the ones you make yourself using fresh, organic ingredients grown as locally as you can get 'em. We've developed a certain obsession with Asian sauces and condiments of late, and this Parsi Tomato Chutney fits the bill perfectly. The recipe is derived from My Bombay Kitchen, a collection of Parsi home recipes by Niloufer......read more

Heirloom Tomato Sauces

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From California's Balakian Farm, organically grown heirloom tomatoes blended to perfection $14.00

Now on its fourth generation of family ownership, Reedley, California's Balakian Farms has made a culinary splash with its range of heirloom tomato sauces--blended and hand-packed from organic tomatoes grown on the farm. A healthier and tastier alternative to factory-processed canned tomatoes, the heirloom tomato blends can act as delicious bases for sauces, soups, sautés, and meat......read more

Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar

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Smitten Kitchen combines two fall favorites

If there is any better autumnal comfort food than grilled cheese and tomato soup, we have yet to find it. Now, fantastic NYC food blog Smitten Kitchen has taken a classic comfort meal to the next level, by combining the cheese with the soup in one fell swoop. Read on for Smitten Kitchen's mindblowing-looking Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar.  Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled......read more

Tomio Seike: Overlook

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Contemplative beachscape photos shot in Brighton, UK

For the past thirty years, Japanese photographer Tomio Seike has divided time between Japan and Europe. In 2010 he lived in a holiday apartment on Marine Parade in Brighton, England, where he took these photos of the beachscape below. The series, titled "Overlook," show tiny human figures at the edge of an endless sea, harkening Romantic landscape paintings. In fact, on first glance, they......read more

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