We're giving away a queen-sized organic cotton mattress worth $679!

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We spend one third of our lifetime in bed, so a natural sleep surface is one of the most important investments you can make. Why? Conventional mattresses are chock full of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are extremely hazardous to our health including flame retardants linked allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, endocrine problems and cancer. Fortunately, there are now many natural mattress alternatives including organic cotton, wool and natural latex. And now, thanks to the good folks at My Green Mattress, one lucky Inhabitat reader will have the chance to win their very own all-natural, non-toxic mattress. We’re giving away a brand new medium-firm Queen-Sized Pure Echo Mattress valued at $679! Plus, every Inhabitat reader will receive an exclusive $75 off any mattress using PROMO CODE: Inhabitat$75. Read on to learn how you can enter to win the best sleep of your life.


1. SIGN UP FOR THE GREEN MATTRESS NEWSLETTER (Note: Scroll down to the bottom of the page)

2. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling us what you like most about the Pure Echo Mattress and why you need a healthier, green mattress.

Due to popular demand, we are happy to announce that we are extending the deadline to 7/8/2015 11:59PM EST. We want to give our loyal readers, their friends, and their family members the opportunity to win this organic cotton mattress and have a better night’s sleep!

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How to make organic red, white and blue popsicles for the 4th of July

by , 07/02/15
filed under: DIY, Sustainable Food

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With temperatures rising well over 100 degrees in many parts of the country, this summer has been one of the hottest on record, and the first week of July figures to be no different. And when the mercury starts to climb, there’s nothing more refreshing than a popsicle, for kids and grownups alike. Over at Inhabitots we’re sharing our recipe for our favorite 4th of July-themed red, white and blue ice pops, which are filled with natural ingredients and are super simple to make. Click through to learn how to make these fun all-American ice pops and find printable one-page popsicle recipe.



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filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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New York Yankees fans might be finding themselves blue with envy this month. Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson announced on Wednesday that 50 of New York’s Citi Bikes have been adorned with the Queens baseball team’s logo for a campaign supporting a month-long social media contest. The lucky winner, hopefully a Mets fan, will get the honor of throwing out the first pitch at Citi Field against the Washington Nationals on August 2.

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Dubai to print world's first 3D-printed office building

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The United Arab Emirates likes to be first when it comes to amazing feats of construction and technology, and architecture in Dubai is constantly pushing the envelope. The world’s tallest building already towers over Dubai’s skyline, and now the city is planning to build the world’s first fully 3D-printed office building. It’s a cool, space-age structure that will save a bundle on construction costs and material waste.

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Kyocera breaks ground on Kyoto's largest solar power plant, on a golf course

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Kyocera has broken ground on Kyoto’s largest solar power plant–on an abandoned golf course. Golf courses have long been the bane of environmentalists, who consider them a waste of space and natural resources. Now the Japanese electronics company is availing themselves of the same properties that make the ideal golf course to build solar power plants. With expansive sunny spaces and minimal shade cover, abandoned golf courses in both Kyoto and Kagoshima Prefectures will soon host two new solar power plants with a combined capacity of 115MW.

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2016 Toyota Mirai is the only zero-emissions vehicle that can travel 312 miles

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In the market for a zero-emissions vehicle that can travel almost as far as a regular gas-powered vehicle? Up until now, you’re only choice has been the Tesla Model S with its 265 mile range – but Toyota just announced that the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle has a driving range of 312 miles, which is longer than any other zero-emissions vehicle on the market.

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Rooftop cloud pods naturally cool the landscape with the power of evaporation

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Solar-powered 'Cultivator' lets you print your own meat at home

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If meat is printed in your kitchen rather than butchered in a slaughterhouse, is it vegan? This is one of many questions raised by a conceptual appliance which uses solar energy and a 3D bioprinter to make the most efficient and delectable meat this side of Utopia. Designed by German design students Sarah Mautsch and Aaron Abentheuer, the Cultivator is a tool intended to provide flavor and nutrition for carnivorous consumers while reducing the environmental costs of meat production.

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BREAKING: BP will pay a record $18.7 billion to settle 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims

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BP has finally agreed to settle all federal and state claims over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with a record $18.7 billion payment—the largest environmental fine in U.S. history. With an estimated 210 million gallons of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico, the 2010 environmental disaster is the biggest offshore oil spill in American history, claiming 11 worker lives and causing extensive and ongoing damage to wildlife, human health, and the economy. BP’s settlement is the “largest settlement with a single entity in American history,” according to U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch. If approved by a judge, the settlement will bring BP’s total spending over the oil spill to $53.8 billion.

Via Wall Street Journal


New Silk light bulbs mimic the sun to help you sleep better

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No one can underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. Most of us have heard, yet maybe not followed, the advice to turn off bright lights and screens before going to bed because of the rousing effects light has on our brains. A new Kickstarter campaign by the company Saffron is introducing the Silk system of light bulbs to do the work for us. This system is connected through a series of bulbs which automatically adjust color temperature to the time of day and the Sun’s natural shifts in brightness.

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Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to optimize solar shading

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Austin, Texas is now home to the world’s cheapest solar power

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In basically the craziest news in clean energy this week, the Texas city of Austin has become the site of the world’s cheapest solar power. Priced at just $0.04/kWh, this beats the previous record set in Dubai by $0.02/kWh, and although solar prices have been trending downward for some time, even the experts are surprised to see such a low price reached so soon. With these new figures, Austin takes a big lead in the world’s fastest growing and perhaps most competitive clean energy market.

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