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14 Green Holiday Gifts For Him

14 Green Holiday Gifts For Him

Guys can be notoriously hard to shop for, but fear not - our 2012 Green Holiday Gift Guide is here to take all the guesswork out of giving presents to fathers, brothers, sons, and friends. From a set of

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Scientists Usher in a New Age for Augmented Reality With LCD Displays for Contact Lenses

Scientists Usher in a New Age for Augmented Reality With LCD Displays for Contact Lenses

Soon, you may literally be staring into the future of augmented reality. Researchers from imec and The Centre of Microsystems Technology (CMST) at Ghent University in Belgium have developed a spherical,

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H&M To Launch Clothing Recycling Initiative in Stores Worldwide

H&M To Launch Clothing Recycling Initiative in Stores Worldwide

Fast-fashion retailer H&M is ramping up its sustainability efforts with a major new recycling initiative. This week, H&M announced that it will launch the world's first global clothes recycling

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12-Year-Old Boy Saves 4,000 Pairs of Shoes from the Landfill

12-Year-Old Boy Saves 4,000 Pairs of Shoes from the Landfill

Each year over 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown into United States landfills, and 12-year-old “Eco” Erek Hansen has made it his personal mission to make sure more of those shoes are recycled.

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Brainwave-Sensing Muse Headband Moves One Step Closer to Mind Control

Brainwave-Sensing Muse Headband Moves One Step Closer to Mind Control

Ever dream of being able to complete a task by simply thinking about it? We aren't quite there yet, but with the release of the Muse Headband, which monitors your brainwaves, we're getting closer.

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Zara Pledges to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals After Being Called Out By Consumers

Zara Pledges to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals After Being Called Out By Consumers

After a week of intense pressure from Greenpeace's "Detox" campaign, Zara and its parent company have pledged to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020. The

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Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Kills 112 Because of Safety Issues

Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Kills 112 Because of Safety Issues

Late Saturday an industrial blaze took down a multi-level garment factory outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, claiming the lives of at least 112 people. The fire is said to be the country's worst-ever in the

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Cyber Monday 2012: The Best Eco-Fashion and Green Beauty Deals You Can Find Online

Cyber Monday 2012: The Best Eco-Fashion and Green Beauty Deals You Can Find Online

Photo by Shutterstock Get a jump on your holiday shopping by scooping up some Cyber Monday deals that keep the earth in mind. From green fashions to fair trade footwear to eco-conscious accessories,

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Thought-Controlled MindRider Bike Helmet Turns Brain Waves Into Traffic Signals

Thought-Controlled MindRider Bike Helmet Turns Brain Waves Into Traffic Signals

Motorists and cyclists may not always understand one another, but with the help of the MindRider, they'll at least have one more avenue of communication. Developed by MIT student Arlene Ducao, the

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DIY: How to Make an Enchanting Terrarium Necklace to Keep or Give as a Gift!

DIY: How to Make an Enchanting Terrarium Necklace to Keep or Give as a Gift!

If you're looking for a beguiling homemade gift that will enchant your favorite plantophiles, look no further than this darling DIY terrarium necklace! You'll be surprised at how easy it is to make one

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Enter To Win a $250 Cruelty-Free Prize Pack From Vegan Cuts!

Enter To Win a $250 Cruelty-Free Prize Pack From Vegan Cuts!

For our latest giveaway, we've teamed up with Vegan Cuts, an online, members-only marketplace dedicated to the best in animal-friendly wares, to present one lucky reader with a bounty of good, green

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DIY: How to Make Touchscreen Compatible Texting Gloves for iPhone or Droid

DIY: How to Make Touchscreen Compatible Texting Gloves for iPhone or Droid

When the weather outside is frightful, the last thing you want to do is pry your fingers from the warmth of your gloves just so you can text or check some emails. Luckily, with our easy texting gloves

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“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

Cotton is at the heart of clothing manufacturing, but as most only see the material in its final, hanger-hugging form, few are aware of the incredible human and environmental costs associated with its

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Show Your Concern for Hurricane Sandy Victims with One of Sebastian Errazuriz’s Dip-Dyed T-Shirts

Show Your Concern for Hurricane Sandy Victims with One of Sebastian Errazuriz’s Dip-Dyed T-Shirts

Like many New Yorkers, Greenpoint, Brooklyn-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz's life work was interrupted by Hurricane Sandy. So instead of ignoring what was right in front of him, Errazuriz

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ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

Inhabitat's Green Halloween Costume Contest received hundreds of incredibly crafted costumes - and after an intense bout of online voting we're thrilled to announce our winners! From a ghastly Two-Face

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Finalists in Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Finalists in Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT!

This is your last chance to vote for your favorite Green Halloween Costume Contest finalists! Hey Inhabireaders! Today is the last day to vote in our annual Green Halloween Costume Contest. We

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Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Cory Newton-Smith took his son Back to the Future this Halloween with an incredible Marty McFly costume - and he even decked out the toddler's stroller like a flying DeLorean time machine! The DeLorean's

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Scientists Discover New Technique To Change the Color of Gold Without Using Chemicals

Scientists Discover New Technique To Change the Color of Gold Without Using Chemicals

Photo by Shutterstock Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new way to alter the color of gold—or just about any metal— without chemically altering it. The technique

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LAST CHANCE: Enter Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED 24 HOURS!

LAST CHANCE: Enter Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED 24 HOURS!

There's still time to enter Inhabitat's 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest! Did you haunt the streets in an awesome hand-crafted Halloween costume last night? While the spookiest night of the year may

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Will.i.am, Coca-Cola’s ‘Ekocycle’ Initiative Welcomes Levi’s and Case-Mate

Will.i.am, Coca-Cola’s ‘Ekocycle’ Initiative Welcomes Levi’s and Case-Mate

Since Will.i.am and Coca-Cola launched their 'Ekocycle' initiative in July to educate the hip, young crowd about the importance of recycling, scores of brands have joined the fun, including Levi's and

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Scene3 Recycles Broken Bike and Skateboard Parts Into Cool New Accessories

Scene3 Recycles Broken Bike and Skateboard Parts Into Cool New Accessories

Scene3 is a bicycle and skateboard shop that recycles items what would normally be thrown away, into cool new accessories. Their recycling effort began when they started cutting new skateboard shapes

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100% Recycled Paperwallets are Pieces of Art That Hold Your Cash

100% Recycled Paperwallets are Pieces of Art That Hold Your Cash

The founders of Paperwallet wanted to create a new kind of canvas for art – so they designed a wallet that could feature the work of artists from all over the world. Consumers can carry around art in

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7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

Not sure what to dress up as for Halloween? Or perhaps you're on a bit of a budget? If you're looking for an eco- and wallet-friendly costume that will still garner lots of oohs and ahhs, then look no

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designer Samantha Pleet

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designer Samantha Pleet

Even though Fashion Week is behind us, we thought it would be fun to revisit the exclusive video we shot of one of our favorite New York Designers, Samantha Pleet. Our very own Jill Fehrenbacher chatted

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Melissa Kit Chow’s Like-A-Hug Vest Gives You a Squeeze for Every Facebook “Like” You Get

Melissa Kit Chow’s Like-A-Hug Vest Gives You a Squeeze for Every Facebook “Like” You Get

There’s something innately satisfying about getting your status updates “liked” on Facebook, but it still doesn't compare a real hug. To reconcile that, Harvard Graduate School of Design

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Vegan Matt & Nat Laptop-Diaper Bag (Worth $185)!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Vegan Matt & Nat Laptop-Diaper Bag (Worth $185)!

Want to win an elegant, versatile carryall for any occasion? Over at Ecouterre, we're giving away a gorgeous “Raylan Sm” bag by Matt & Nat that includes a padded compartment, lined with 100

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Corkor’s Laptop Bag is a Sophisticated, Sustainable Bag Made of Cork

Corkor’s Laptop Bag is a Sophisticated, Sustainable Bag Made of Cork

Whether you're returning to school or just need a new bag to bring your laptop to and from work, Corkor's all-natural women's laptop bag is one of the greenest options available. The bag is handmade with

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With “Bio-Trimmings” Hoyan Ip Transforms Food Waste into Stylish Buttons and Buckles

With “Bio-Trimmings” Hoyan Ip Transforms Food Waste into Stylish Buttons and Buckles

Every day, millions of pounds of food are sent to landfills around the world, but one fashion designer has come up with a clever way to remove some of that uneaten food from the waste stream. London-based

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Debunked: 10 of the Most Common Excuses for Not Paying a Living Wage

Debunked: 10 of the Most Common Excuses for Not Paying a Living Wage

Fast fashion companies have plenty of excuses for not paying workers a fair living wage. Consumers don't want to pay more for clothes, they argue, and they insist that they're helping create jobs for

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LAST CHANCE: Vote For Your Favorite Finalist in the HP Ultrabook Bag Design Competition!

LAST CHANCE: Vote For Your Favorite Finalist in the HP Ultrabook Bag Design Competition!

The HP Ultrabook Bag Competition closes today! The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Competition is heating up as 40 stylish high-tech laptop bags battle it out for a shot at entering the final round - and today

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