Jessica is a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist. A Pittsburgh native, she moved to New York to pursue her love of writing. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and Art History from the University of Pittsburgh and received her master’s from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She loves reporting on art, food, and the green community in New York City. When she’s not searching for the next best story, she spends her time foraging at Greenmarkets, whipping up new recipes, and exploring the city’s endless art scene.
Toyota's Ideas for Good challenge began just seven months ago when the company opened up five of its most innovative technologies and asked people to come up with ways they could be used outside
We really love green cars, but you know what we love even more? Practical green designs that make the world a better place. With the Ideas for Good competition, Toyota has merged the two into
Summer is on the way, and it's time to revamp your wardrobe for warmer weather. What better way to lighten your look than with a cute cropped linen jacket? We are giving one lucky reader a
Instead of stacking your old magazines under your coffee table where they will just collect dust, why not turn them into an extra seat for your home? During New York Design Week at the Model
We fell in love the creative recycled designs of Organelle Design's repurposed hanger chandeliers years ago, so we were thrilled to see one of their beautiful Hangelier lights on display at the
The new line accentuates the shape and origin of many of the pieces by leaving them whole, using the rough edges and interesting shapes to create unique chairs and table tops. For the dressers
Hey New Yorkers! We all love to read on the subway, but wouldn't it be nice to ditch your bulky books for a slim new iPad 2? Now's your chance! To celebrate the official launch of InhabitatNYC,
The New York City Inhabitat team has been anxiously awaiting the Festival of Ideas, which is taking place this weekend, and the great green gathering has far surpassed our expectations! We've
To get everyone excited about making every day Earth Day, we've teamed up with Linus Bikes to offer one lucky reader a chance to win a shiny new bicycle - and today is the last day to enter!
We've teamed up with Marie Veronique Organics to give one lucky reader a four piece vegan beauty starter kit.
Using lobster shells, a natural binding agent, and a mold they bought on eBay, a UMaine research team has created an eco-friendly golf ball that hits and flies like the real thing.
No one likes cleaning the bathroom; hair-clogged drains, moisture-loving mildew, and, ahem, the toilet all make for an unpleasant chore. No doubt your first priority when cleaning the loo is
Dell has announced that they will begin shipping their servers using Ecovative's eco-friendly fungi foam.
In the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis, China has decided to cut nuclear power and increase solar power.
We've teamed up with Juice Beauty to give one lucky reader a trio of organic skincare products.
PPR Group recently launched PPR Home, a major sustainability plan in order to offset its entire 2010 footprint.
QinetiQ North America, a Virginia-based technology company, has deployed robots controlled by Xbox 360 pads into the trouble Fukushima Nuclear Plant.
A team of Brazilian researchers developed a way to create strong, lightweight plastic with the fibers in fruit.
Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has been named the winner of the 2011 Pritzker Prize ahead of the official announcement date.
By using aluminum to create the cases for its electronics, Apple has made a significant contribution to its environmental sustainability goals. Apple adopted the use of aircraft-grade aluminum
A Japanese highway demolished by the earthquake was as good as new after only six days of repair.
Researchers have discovered that a special diet of mulberry leaves and dye allows silkworms to produce brightly colored silk.
French start-up Wysips created an ultra-thing PV film that is placed on a cell phone's screen to continuously top off its charge.
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A team of researchers from three universities have developed a lab-on-a-chip that could revolutionize global health care diagnostics. The Self-powered Integrated Microfluidic Blood Analysis
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