Sarah Rich

 

Sarah Rich is a writer and editor working where sustainability intersects with design, architecture, art, food, urbanism, branding and consumer culture. She is an editor at Dwell magazine and the editor of Dwell Digital. Previously Sarah was the managing editor of Worldchanging and co-authored the book by the same name. She launched and edited the Slow Food Nation blog in 2008 and co-founded the site that emerged from that event, CivilEats.com. She lives in San Francisco.

Sarah Rich
The Fernwood Eco-Cemetery Offers Natural Burial for a Green Afterlife

The Fernwood Eco-Cemetery Offers Natural Burial for a Green Afterlife

Fernwood itself has existed for over a century, though their natural burial offerings are fairly new. The Mill Valley, CA, establishment is a funeral home, crematory and cemetery with an

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Architect Alex Michaelis Went Underground to Build His Elegant Notting Hill Home

Architect Alex Michaelis Went Underground to Build His Elegant Notting Hill Home

A self-proclaimed advocate of eco-friendly design, Michaelis did his best to source materials responsibly, bringing them in from all over Europe. When scanning the list of

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Stay in Lloyd’s Prefabulous Sustain Mini Home at the Timber House Eco Resort in Ontario

Stay in Lloyd’s Prefabulous Sustain Mini Home at the Timber House Eco Resort in Ontario

Our friend Lloyd over at Treehugger is celebrating his 10,000th post, but before he became a star of one of the world's most influential green blogs, he sought to sell this eye-catching Sustain

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Water Efficiency, Both Inside and Outside the Home

GREEN BUILDING 101: Water Efficiency, Both Inside and Outside the Home

There are few things we take for granted as much as our ability to turn on the tap and get water in a seemingly endless supply. Even during droughts, and despite warnings about shortages and

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Looking for an Eco-Friendly Way to Fuel Your Car? Make Your Own Biodiesel!

Looking for an Eco-Friendly Way to Fuel Your Car? Make Your Own Biodiesel!

Gas prices continue to rise, and things are not getting better as far as oil resources are concerned. Fracking, deep-sea drilling, and massive spills are all wreaking havoc on the planet, and

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How to Eat Your Lawn: Transform Your Wasteful Grassy Space into a Food Forest Garden

How to Eat Your Lawn: Transform Your Wasteful Grassy Space into a Food Forest Garden

Who ever imagined that lawns would go from epitomizing the American dream to embodying all manner of evil? Blaming both human and natural failings, many homeowners have embraced the idea of

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INTERVIEW: David Pierce of Ohio Design

INTERVIEW: David Pierce of Ohio Design

If you haven't yet heard of OHIO, it's time. Founded by David Pierce, the San Francisco-based design studio is turning out some of the most stunning, innovative and diverse modern furnishings

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INTERVIEW: Paul Kephart of Rana Creek

INTERVIEW: Paul Kephart of Rana Creek

As far as green roof designers go, you can't get much more committed or accomplished than the team at Rana Creek. While their name often gets partially eclipsed by the names of their starchitect

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How to Grow Your Own Treehouse

How to Grow Your Own Treehouse

Photo: Richard Reames, Arborsmith There are houses built in trees and then there are treehouses. Last year, we had one of our first encounters with a home literally made from trees, using the

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Earth Day and the Past Year in Green Design

Earth Day and the Past Year in Green Design

It's hard to believe another year has gone by since we marked Earth Day here at Inhabitat, and yet so much has happened. From the monumental highs of Obama's election to the equally remarkable

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Earth Day, China, and the Trouble with Leading by Example

Earth Day, China, and the Trouble with Leading by Example

I have mixed feelings about Earth Day as a holiday. The various gestures and campaigns it incites often seem hastily cast towards a brief window of opportunity during which people care about the

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Perkins + Will’s Antilla “Green” Tower in Mumbai

Perkins + Will’s Antilla “Green” Tower in Mumbai

A spate of green skyscrapers have shot up in the last few years, as people learn that buildings account for more CO2 emissions than any other single source. At the same time, we've seen a rise

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Resolution 4 Swingline

PREFAB FRIDAY: Resolution 4 Swingline

Resolution: 4 Architecture, a pillar in the prefab community, has a new completed project to brag about. It's called the Swingline- a vacation home in the Hamptons built for a Manhattan-based

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SUBWAY SUNLIGHT PROJECT

SUBWAY SUNLIGHT PROJECT

Sunlight transport systems are an Inhabitat favorite, as they make it possible to channel actual natural light into dark places and cast it through a fixture. The Subway Light Project is the

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Mfinity Releases microSYSTEM

PREFAB FRIDAY: Mfinity Releases microSYSTEM

About a year after Hurricane Katrina, we featured architect Carib Daniel Martin's H.E.L.P. emergency shelter, a modular concept he developed to solve the challenges of widespread and sudden

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HEAVY TRASH LAUNCHES FOREVER LANDFILL

HEAVY TRASH LAUNCHES FOREVER LANDFILL

Heavy Trash is at it again. The anonymous crew of Los Angeles-based interventionist artists, architects and urban planners just made a biting public criticism of LA's waste and waste management

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Jean Prouve’s Maison Tropicale For Sale!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Jean Prouve’s Maison Tropicale For Sale!

Next up on the auction block, the Maison Tropicale, a rare midcentury prefab by French designer, Jean Prouvé -- one of only three ever built. Shipped all the way from its first home in

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EDIBLE ESTATES Needs A Home In NYC!

EDIBLE ESTATES Needs A Home In NYC!

From Salinas, Kansas to the pages of the New York Times, Edible Estates, has had a big year. The combination of increased awareness around resource conservation, rising concern over food safety,

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AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Building Projects of 2007

AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Building Projects of 2007

There are few organizations who've been more closely tracking the evolution of green building over the last decade than the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment

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IT’S EARTH DAY: Do Something

IT’S EARTH DAY: Do Something

Five years ago, if you'd asked a stranger to tell you the significance of April 22, you'd almost certainly have been met with a blank stare. The same would likely have been true four, three,

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PREFAB FRIDAY: DESIGNhabitat 2 House

PREFAB FRIDAY: DESIGNhabitat 2 House

We're firm believers that humanitarian efforts plus green design equals real solutions that make a difference; and here's a great example. The American Institute of Architects recently announced

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Haus Schnitzer-Bruch

PREFAB FRIDAY: Haus Schnitzer-Bruch

In a splendid modern take on a local tradition, Austrian architecture firm, Maaars Architektur, turned a classic alpine "massive wood block" dwelling into a work of inhabitable prefab art. A

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EPIC CONFERENCE in Vancouver

EPIC CONFERENCE in Vancouver

If you're reading this, then you are probably EPIC. Why are we flattering you so? Because EPIC stands for Ethical, Progressive, Intelligent Consumer. Surely you consider yourself to be all of

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ELT EASY GREEN LIVING WALLS

ELT EASY GREEN LIVING WALLS

Our first encounter with a "living wall" was the giant installation in the atrium of the University of Guelph in Canada. Everyone's always asking whether they can get a similar wall of greenery

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PREFAB MOBILE FRIDAY: Deseo Caravans

PREFAB MOBILE FRIDAY: Deseo Caravans

To get the full emotional experience of the potential joy of riding around in a DESEO Caravan, you should really watch their online video, which has the happiest "I'm a European modernist on the

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SUSTAIN miniHOME – Tonight on HGTV!

SUSTAIN miniHOME – Tonight on HGTV!

The Sustain MiniHOME, one of our favorite little manufactured homes, emerged out of Toronto last year and has since made itself known far and wide. Tonight, Sustain's prefab profile will get

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THE 2010 IMPERATIVE: Global Emergency Teach-In

THE 2010 IMPERATIVE: Global Emergency Teach-In

Ed Mazria is a committed pioneer on the frontier of climate-conscious building. His Architecture 2030 agenda has gained recognition this year as an exemplary model for pushing a rapid and

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ALUNA TIDAL-POWERED CLOCK

ALUNA TIDAL-POWERED CLOCK

A large-scale convergence of public art, renewable energy and sustainable design, Aluna is a "lunar clock" -- a giant timepiece that uses tidal-powered (or lunar-powered) LEDs to indicate the

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JORG & OLIF: Dutch City Bikes

JORG & OLIF: Dutch City Bikes

Some of the best new sustainable styles happen to be the most old-fashioned. Take jorg & olif's Dutch City Bike. No hybrid engine, no hydrogen fuel; just the same two-wheeled contraption it's

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HELP PUT THE WORLDCHANGING BOOK AT #1

HELP PUT THE WORLDCHANGING BOOK AT #1

A few days ago we announced the release of Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century, the new book from the Worldchanging crew (of which I am the Managing Editor and Jill F. is a

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