High Tech Trash: Your Computer Parts Are Toxic

shockleewebpic_ewasteproblemAs this year comes to a close and you might add a few new gadgets to your collection, here is something to take into consideration when it’s time to get rid of your old ones.

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More Trees Less Assholes

shockleestorypic_moretreesYou know what they say, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words…never been truer.

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Midway: A Bird’s View Of Why We Need To Rethink Plastic

shockleewebpic_midwaydocuMidway is an upcoming documentary with a strong potential to help people rethink their daily habits when it comes to how we dispose of our waste and our use of disposable products, particularly plastic, much of which is winding up in an area in the pacific that is now known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This particular area is believed to be twice the size of the continental United States and causing major harm to the ocean, wildlife and us.

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The Recycled Orchestra In Paraguay Transforms Garbage Into Harmony

This is truly inspirational…

Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where the musicians play instruments made from trash.

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Boys Noize – ICH R U

Using 200 recycled keyboards, over 1 week to make a pair of pants, 70 hours to make the head and 150 hours to make the turntable, a character called Keyboy was created for this mixed stop-motion and live action music video for Berlin based Boys Noize’s new video for his song ICH RU.

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[NYC] September 29-30th: World Maker Faire 2012 – Science, Technology Projects, Art + DIY Culture

World Maker Faire takes place this weekend at the New York Hall of Science [NYSCI] in Queens on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th. This event will feature over 500 exhibitors, showcase presentations and how-to workshops from the leaders in the maker movement, talks from DIY experts and industry leaders, and opportunities to learn specific making skills. Inspiring and fun for all ages, this event will get you excited about the possibilities of making.

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New Music From James Bernard – My Inspiration

A powerful new song from James Bernard…read all about his inspiration behind it here and how you can lend your support here.

My Inspiration by James Bernard

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James Bernard Mourns The Loss of His Wife

Our dear friend and supporter of the Shocklee crew, James Bernard, the awesome Propellerhead Product Specialist and audio wizard has just suffered the loss of his beloved wife Nicole Bernard who succomed to cancer on Wednesday July 13, 2011. Nicole was just 36 years young, she leaves behind James and their 4 young children Ava, Chloe, Mia and Asher.

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Beyoncé Recycles Major Lazer For Her New Song: Run The World

Check out Beyoncé’s highly stylized video for her new song ‘Run The World’ and where she got the track…2009′s Diplo Major Lazer project ‘Pon De Floor’. So who do you think made the hotter song?

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[NYC] Electronics Recycling Events In May

NYC Apple computer superstore and electronics retailer Tekserve has teamed up with the Lower East Side Ecology Center and together they’ve organized electronics recycling events throughout the month of May.

Make the extra effort if you can and drop off your old junk so it doesn’t wind up poisoning the planet!

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