Jill Fehrenbacher

 

Jill is the founder of Inhabitat, as well as a LEED-AP green designer and green design consultant based in New York City. She created Inhabitat in 2005 as a way to catalog her search for new ways to improve the world through forward-thinking, high-tech, and environmentally conscious design. Educated at Brown University, where she received a B.A. in Art Semiotics, and Central St. Martins, where she received an M.A. in Design Studies, she currently resides in New York City, which so far has been good for her obsession with rooftop farming and vegan fast food restaurants.

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HYMINI Tiny Portable Wind-powered Gadget Charger

HYMINI Tiny Portable Wind-powered Gadget Charger

We've seen an array of solar-powered battery chargers, but the HyMini takes wind power to a whole new portable level. This cute little personal wind turbine can be hooked up to various devices

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GIFT GUIDE: Gadgets

GIFT GUIDE: Gadgets

For the technologically-inclined greenies in your life, the best gadget gifts are those that are innovative and unique, energy efficiency, and smart. Stock up green gadget gifts this holiday

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HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM INHABITAT!

HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM INHABITAT!

It's that time of year again and we here at Inhabitat have big green plans for the holidays. Our Green Gift Guide is kicking off TOMORROW, and we'll be throwing our second annual holiday party

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GIFT GUIDE: Green Stocking Stuffers!

GIFT GUIDE: Green Stocking Stuffers!

For a sustainable holiday filled with cheer, fill your stockings with green gifts this year! Stocking stuffers start the holidays off right; your loved ones will be happy all Christmas night.

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE WARM-UP: The Best Knit Gifts

SUSTAINABLE STYLE WARM-UP: The Best Knit Gifts

It may be hard to buy gifts for certain people in your life, but you can never go wrong with knit accessories like gloves, hats and scarves. Everyone likes to keep their appendages warm in the

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Go Green This Holiday Season with LED Christmas Lights!

Go Green This Holiday Season with LED Christmas Lights!

There's nothing like twinkly Christmas lights to make you feel warm and cozy over the holiday season. Sure they may be cheesy, gaudy, and often way over the top on certain houses every year,

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Happy Thanksgiving from Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving from Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving, Inhabitat readers!It's hard to believe a year's gone by since the last holiday season, but it's upon us once again. We hope you're all enjoying delicious food and warm

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CLEANING UP AN OIL SPILL WITH HAIR AND MUSHROOMS?

CLEANING UP AN OIL SPILL WITH HAIR AND MUSHROOMS?

The recent Cosco Busan oil spill in the San Francisco Bay may have just met its match in an eco-cleaning solution that uses human hair and mushrooms! A group of intrepid volunteers has embarked

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ORPHANED BABY OWLS FIND CUDDLY TOY MOM!

ORPHANED BABY OWLS FIND CUDDLY TOY MOM!

Orphaned owls find new cuddly-toy mum! An adorable group of orphaned baby owls have been adopted by a silly-looking toy owl, after they were found on the brink of death in the wild. The

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SOLAR IMPULSE Solar Powered Plane Takes Off!

SOLAR IMPULSE Solar Powered Plane Takes Off!

Solar power just made aviation history, as two Swiss adventurers revealed a prototype for a solar-powered aircraft they hope will be the first to fly around the globe in 2011. The Solar Impulse

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Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

Halloween is officially over now and we saw a lot of entertaining, inspiring and just plain weird costumes this year. After sifting through the submissions, we've decided that the Inhabitat

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INHABITAT GREEN HALLOWEEN PHOTO CONTEST!!!

INHABITAT GREEN HALLOWEEN PHOTO CONTEST!!!

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays of the year, and one of the best parts of Halloween is seeing people get creative and resourceful with their costumes. Anyone can buy a plastic /

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: She-Bible Casual Eco Chic

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: She-Bible Casual Eco Chic

To the ladies out there who have been wondering “where can I find cute stylish everyday clothes that are eco-friendly?” — we have your answer: SHE-BIBLE!!! While perusing

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LEAFHOUSE: Maryland’s Solar Decathlon Zero Energy Home

LEAFHOUSE: Maryland’s Solar Decathlon Zero Energy Home

The second place winner of this year's Solar Decathlon is the University of Maryland's Leaf House, which is, as the name would imply, green, naturally inspired, and modular to boot. When

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GERMANY WINS THE 2007 SOLAR DECATHLON!

GERMANY WINS THE 2007 SOLAR DECATHLON!

Drumroll please........ It has just been announced that the German University, Technische Universität Darmstadt is the winner of this years Solar Decathlon competition! In order to win this

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INHABITAT REPORTS FROM SOLAR DECATHLON – Photos!

INHABITAT REPORTS FROM SOLAR DECATHLON – Photos!

We came, we saw, and we were won-over by the ingenious designs and architectural talent on display at this years Solar Decathlon on the Mall in Washington DC. As if it weren't enough of a feat

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SOLAR DECATHLON 2007: Darmstadt’s Stunning Solar House

SOLAR DECATHLON 2007: Darmstadt’s Stunning Solar House

Combining the manufacturing expertise of Volkswagen with a beautiful modern design sensibility, the Technische Universität Darmstadt's wowed the crowds this week at the 2007 Solar Decathlon

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AL GORE WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!

AL GORE WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!

We are thrilled to announce that Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to spread awareness of

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CORNELL ZERO-ENERGY SOLAR DECATHLON HOME

CORNELL ZERO-ENERGY SOLAR DECATHLON HOME

When Cornell students David Wax, Emile Chin-Dickey, Stephanie Horowitz, Benjamin Uyeda, and Jordan Goldman set out trying to create an off-the-grid solar-powered home for the biennial Solar

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MUCH2MUCH RECLAIMED JEWELRY by Katya Bochavar

MUCH2MUCH RECLAIMED JEWELRY by Katya Bochavar

Much2Much is a playful and engaging line of jewelry fashioned from recycled knick-knacks by Russian designer Katya Bochavar. Combining such disparate objects as pieces of chandeliers, plumbing

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Zero-Energy MkLotus debuts!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Zero-Energy MkLotus debuts!

No more renderings necessary, Michelle Kaufmann's gorgeous new eco-prefab home has just debuted and been installed on the grass in front of San Francisco City Hall. The lovely zero-energy

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GREETINGS FROM WEST COAST GREEN!

GREETINGS FROM WEST COAST GREEN!

We're here in San Francisco for the opening day of West Coast Green, and the city and conference are abuzz with green excitement! We got a sneak peak of Michelle Kaufmann's mkLotus yesterday,

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WEST COAST GREEN STARTS THURSDAY!

WEST COAST GREEN STARTS THURSDAY!

The biggest and baddest green residential conference in the country kicks off THIS THURSDAY, and this year promises to be better than ever, running from Thursday September 20th to Saturday

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LONDON DESIGN WEEK KICKS OFF!!!

LONDON DESIGN WEEK KICKS OFF!!!

The London Design Festival 2007 has just kicked off, and Inhabitat is on the scene... We're frantically scouring the streets of London looking for the best and the brightest in green design,

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DESIGN FOR THE OTHER 90% CLOSES NEXT WEEK!

DESIGN FOR THE OTHER 90% CLOSES NEXT WEEK!

Calling all New Yorkers! Our favorite exhibition of the summer is coming to a close next week. If you live in the New York metropolitan area and you haven't seen the Design for the Other 90%

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LIVING SUSTAINABLY AS A DESIGN STUDENT

LIVING SUSTAINABLY AS A DESIGN STUDENT

We talk a lot about sustainability and design here at Inhabitat, but something we've never talked about before is the sustainability of life as a design student. Design school is intense and

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COAL WILL DESTROY US ALL!

COAL WILL DESTROY US ALL!

A warning from Architecture2030.org.... Think You’re Making a Difference? Think Again! There are 151 new conventional coal-fired power plants in various stages of development in the US

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PREFAB FRIDAY: MDesigns MCube

PREFAB FRIDAY: MDesigns MCube

After receiving tons of great submissions for our Green Home Showcase call for entries, we're happy to bring you the first of our top 5 green design projects which we'll be highlighting during

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Target’s Economical Eco Furniture

BACK TO SCHOOL: Target’s Economical Eco Furniture

It's that time of year again, and we know lots of you are headed back to school -- many moving into dorm rooms and new apartments. For many of you that means trips to IKEA to find cheap

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