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Shoe Made From Recycled Ocean Trash Pops Up in Time for Summer

Adidas teams up with Parley for the Oceans to create a new line made from colorful sea garbage.

As a rule I’m skeptical of big brands “going green,” but it seems adidas might just be on to something. Recently the sporty retail giant teamed up with Parley for the Oceans—an idealistic group of “creators, thinkers and leaders” attempting to re-purpose the ocean’s overwhelming amount of trash into reusable material—for a mystery project. Monday at the United Nations the brand unveiled their collaboration: the world's first ever shoe upper made solely from harvested ocean plastic and illegal deep-sea gillnets. The nets were retrieved after a 110-day expedition by Parley partner organization Sea Shepherd, where they tracked an illegal poaching vessel off the coast of West Africa.

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What should you do if you need to build a team fast? Community engagement in a workspace can feel like herding cats, or even alligators. Collaboration should have an air of fun and levity, while also keeping its structure. What are some methods that you can use at your nonprofit, tech company, university, or even at a mom-and-pop store?

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People Think the Best Collaboration Tool Is Trusty Old Email

Contrary to popular naysaying, email isn't dead—it's evolving.

Contrary to popular naysaying, email isn't dead—it's evolving.

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We Can Work It Out: Architecture + Collaboration

A roundup of Architizer's favorite recent architectural collaborations.

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One Day on Earth: Participate in this Historic, Global Film Trilogy

If you one had one day to document anything on Earth for future generations to learn from, what would it be?

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If you one had one day to document any thing on Earth for future generations to learn from, what would it be? If you knew people in every country in the world were answering that question on the same day, how would it effect your choice?

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Demystifying International Tests: What Makes the PISA Special?

Hint: It's not about comparing students across nations.

If you've heard about how American students are scoring lower than their international peers on standardized tests, you've probably heard about the PISA. (No, it's not an exam about a famous Italian tower that leans.) The Program for International Student Assessment is a test that's given every three years to measure and compare the achievement of 15-year-olds across the globe.

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