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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REMINDER: Live chat with Tom Hicks of USGBC TODAY at 2pm EDT!

REMINDER: Live chat with Tom Hicks of USGBC TODAY at 2pm EDT!

CALLING ALL GREEN DESIGNERS! In case you missed it - we're doing a LIVE INTERVIEW TODAY with Tom Hicks of the USGBC, to discuss a brand new USGBC initiative to test and analyze the performance

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Green Your Halloween With Wildlife Inspired Knits!

Green Your Halloween With Wildlife Inspired Knits!

Halloween is just around the corner and if you've got any little ones in your life, you're probably racking your brain for cute and clever Halloween costume ideas. If you're on the verge of

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Team Germany Wins the 2009 Solar Decathlon!

Team Germany Wins the 2009 Solar Decathlon!

GERMANY WINS THE 2009 SOLAR DECATHLON! Drumroll please... after an exciting week of competition and judging, the winner of the Solar Decathlon 2009 has just been announced, and it's a

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Oeuf’s Adorable Animal Hats Show us ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

Oeuf’s Adorable Animal Hats Show us ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

We've been in love with eco kids outfitter Oeuf for many years now, and they've just unveiled their cutest morsel yet: an adorable collection of baby animal hats and booties that let your tot

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Join our Inhabitat Editors Roundtable Webinar TODAY at 1pm est!

Join our Inhabitat Editors Roundtable Webinar TODAY at 1pm est!

CALLING ALL INHABITAT READERS - Don't miss the Inhabitat Editors Roundtable Webinar (and your chance to win this awesome $1700 Biomega bike!) TODAY at 1pm est! Last week we kicked off an

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GREEN TALKS: Meet the Inhabitat Editors and Win A $1700 Folding Bike!

GREEN TALKS: Meet the Inhabitat Editors and Win A $1700 Folding Bike!

Hey Inhabitat Readers from around the globe! Want to meet the editors of Inhabitat and win this awesome folding bike - valued at $1700? As we head into October we're thrilled to announce a

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Lux LED Solar Power Necklace Highlights Future Tech

Lux LED Solar Power Necklace Highlights Future Tech

This elegant LED-solar panel necklace by Swedish student designer Mae Yokoyama doesn't really provide any function except adornment (and perhaps a dim nightlight at night), but we love this

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ANNOUNCING ECOUTERRE – our new eco fashion website!

ANNOUNCING ECOUTERRE – our new eco fashion website!

DRUMROLL PLEASE! We have an announcement to make that we hope will come as welcome news to all you readers who love our fashion coverage (and also all you readers who hate our fashion coverage

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REMINDER: The Age of Stupid Opens Nationwide TONIGHT!!!!

REMINDER: The Age of Stupid Opens Nationwide TONIGHT!!!!

We've been raving about British dystopian climate-change docudrama The Age of Stupid ever since we previewed the provocative film this summer, and today, we are thrilled to say that the film is

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INTRODUCING: Inhabitat LOCAL!

INTRODUCING: Inhabitat LOCAL!

HEY NEW YORK & SAN FRANCISCO READERS! We've got some exciting news for you! Recognizing that many of our readers (and many of our writers) are concentrated in New York City and in the San

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Inhabitat New York Launch Party: Sept 24th at Green Depot!

Inhabitat New York Launch Party: Sept 24th at Green Depot!

Calling all New York Inhabitat readers! We're having a party this September to celebrate the arrival of fall and our BRAND NEW NYC WEBSITE INHABITATNYC, and we want YOU to join us! Come join

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THE AGE OF STUPID is coming to NYC – Sept 21st!

THE AGE OF STUPID is coming to NYC – Sept 21st!

IF YOU SEE ONE MOVIE THIS FALL - THIS IS THE ONE TO SEE! Everyone knows that hindsight is 20/20, but will we regret our lack of action on climate change in the year 2020? That's what The Age of

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DENIM THERAPY Repairs Your Holey Old Jeans!

DENIM THERAPY Repairs Your Holey Old Jeans!

We all know what it is like to have a favorite pair of treasured jeans that are so comfortable and fit so perfectly that we want to wear them every day. The downside to this pure and beautiful

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LAST CHANCE to Win A Solar Bag in our Back-to-School Contest!

LAST CHANCE to Win A Solar Bag in our Back-to-School Contest!

THE DEADLINE FOR OUR AWESOME BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY IS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT! If you've been reading Inhabitat the past couple weeks, hopefully by now you've read about our fabulous

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THE AGE OF STUPID – US Film Premiere

THE AGE OF STUPID – US Film Premiere

http://www.ageofstupid.net/ http://www.ncm.com/Fathom/OriginalPrograms/AgeofStupid.aspx

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COPENHAGEN DESIGN WEEK

COPENHAGEN DESIGN WEEK

http://www.copenhagendesignweek.dk/

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BACK TO SCHOOL CONTEST: Win An Awesome Solar Book Bag!

BACK TO SCHOOL CONTEST: Win An Awesome Solar Book Bag!

Get ready for school with our back-to-school green giveaway contest! Fall is just around the corner, and students everywhere are getting ready to go back to school. To get into the autumnal

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NEWS ALERT: Sigg Water Bottles Contain BPA!

NEWS ALERT: Sigg Water Bottles Contain BPA!

You know those SIGG aluminum water bottles that eco-geeks carry around with them as a protest against plastic bottles? Well apparently, SIGG bottles manufactured before August of last year

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Inhabitat Editor Jill Fehrenbacher Profiled on Mighty Girl

Inhabitat Editor Jill Fehrenbacher Profiled on Mighty Girl

Hi Inhabitat readers! I'm the founder and editor-in-chief of Inhabitat. I don't talk a lot about myself on this website, since it isn't a personal blog, but for those of you who are interested

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ENTREPRENEURBIA: Rezoning the suburbs for a sustainable future

ENTREPRENEURBIA: Rezoning the suburbs for a sustainable future

They say that 'a picture is worth a thousand words', and nowhere is this more true than in the world of design. Oftentimes it doesn't matter how brilliant an idea is, if it can't be visualized

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REBURBIA TOP 20 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

REBURBIA TOP 20 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

If you've been reading Inhabitat at all over the past month, you've hopefully seen our countless announcements and banners about the Reburbia Design Competition - the contest we've been running

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Happy 1st Birthday Inhabitots!

Happy 1st Birthday Inhabitots!

We are thrilled to announce that our bouncing eco baby blog Inhabitots is turning 1 today! As proud parents, we've seen Tots grow and blossom into a wonderful young site in its own right and we

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Hey Bay Area readers – come to our reader meetup TONIGHT!

Hey Bay Area readers – come to our reader meetup TONIGHT!

Hey Bay Area Inhabitat readers! We're having our first ever San Francisco Inhabitat reader meetup tonight at Stable Cafe in the Mission district and we'd love to see you there! We'll be

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DEADLINE to enter ReBURBIA Competition is TOMORROW!

DEADLINE to enter ReBURBIA Competition is TOMORROW!

The Deadline to enter the REBURBIA Design Contest is FRIDAY - July 31st! If you've been reading Inhabitat this summer, by now hopefully you have heard about our REBURBIA contest. If you are

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SAN FRANCISCO READER MEETUP – Thursday July 30th!

SAN FRANCISCO READER MEETUP – Thursday July 30th!

Hey San Francisco Inhabitat readers! It's official! We're having our first ever San Francisco Inhabitat reader meetup at Stable Cafe from 5-8pm tomorrow. Because we are planning this so last

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San Francisco Inhabitat Reader Meetup?

San Francisco Inhabitat Reader Meetup?

Hey San Francisco Inhabitat readers! I'm out visiting the Bay Area right now, and the San Francisco Inhabitat crew is thinking that it would be fun to host a casual reader meetup somewhere in

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REMINDER: Enter the ReBURBIA Design Competition!

REMINDER: Enter the ReBURBIA Design Competition!

CALLING ALL ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS & ECO-EVANGELISTS! In case you missed it, last week we announced a design competition with Dwell Magazine called ReBURBIA: which asks you how you would

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ANNOUNCING…The REBURBIA DESIGN COMPETITION!

ANNOUNCING…The REBURBIA DESIGN COMPETITION!

THE FATE OF SUBURBIA IS IN YOUR HANDS! With the current housing crisis, the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, and rising energy costs, the future of suburbia looks bleak. Foreclosure signs are the

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What do YOU think about our new site layout?

What do YOU think about our new site layout?

Dear readers, We hope you notice that we're always tinkering with our website to try to make it the best possible experience for you, our readers. We've recently rolled out a brand new

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Great Green Gifts For Hipster Dads!

Great Green Gifts For Hipster Dads!

We've already given you some great green gift suggestions for your dad this Father's Day, but what about that hipper, younger dad you know? You know: your hubby, brother, or that cool dad you

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