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LAST CHANCE: Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

LAST CHANCE: Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

It's that time of year again - school bells are ringing across the States, and students everywhere are getting ready for a brand new year. To encourage you to green your back-to-school routine we're

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LAST CHANCE: Win $100 Worth of Green Back-to-School Supplies!

LAST CHANCE: Win $100 Worth of Green Back-to-School Supplies!

Hey parents! School is in session, and to help prepare your kids for the coming school year we're giving away $200 worth of green school supplies from our friends at The Ultimate Green Store! Two lucky

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RECIPE: Seriously Yummy No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

RECIPE: Seriously Yummy No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

Think you can't get kids to eat chickpeas? Or even some adults for that matter? This recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies is packed with vegan protein, manganese, antioxidant phytonutrients, and

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Win $100 Worth of Eco School Supplies in Inhabitots’ Back-to-School Competition!

Win $100 Worth of Eco School Supplies in Inhabitots’ Back-to-School Competition!

School has started once again and Inhabitat wants to help you green up your back-to-school regimen. Enter to be one of two winners to win the ultimate school package that you can mix and match to create

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PUBLIC Bikes are Stylish Rides Ideal for the Urban Cyclist

PUBLIC Bikes are Stylish Rides Ideal for the Urban Cyclist

Sturdy and stylish, yet lightweight and efficient, PUBLIC bikes are optimal for city dwellers who like to cycle around town, and for students who prefer a more eco-savvy way to travel around campus. These

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7 Ways to Keep Your Eco-Footprint Lower than Your Tuition

7 Ways to Keep Your Eco-Footprint Lower than Your Tuition

It hurts to say it, but summer’s almost over. Soon students around the world are going to be heading back to the accidentally-nod-off-while-studying sleep schedules and caffeine addictions commonly

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Struggling Economy Linked to Schools that Fail to Meet the Needs of Young Boys

Struggling Economy Linked to Schools that Fail to Meet the Needs of Young Boys

In today's economy, men need brains, not just brawn to succeed. This is an unfortunate dilemma considering schools today may be failing to provide boys with the know-how needed to be successful in

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Green is Your Campus?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Green is Your Campus?

Today's students are tomorrow's leaders, and we're happy to say that universities across the States are doing their part to protect the earth while fostering environmental education. Best College Reviews

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‘Pink Slime’ Makes a School Lunch Comeback in Seven U.S. States

‘Pink Slime’ Makes a School Lunch Comeback in Seven U.S. States

Kids are back in school - and so is the ground beef filler known as “pink slime.” Last year, thousands of U.S. schools rushed to stop feeding their students the ammonia-treated lean beef product. But

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Schools Institute ‘Heat Days’ to Protect Kids from Soaring Classroom Temperatures

Schools Institute ‘Heat Days’ to Protect Kids from Soaring Classroom Temperatures

Image via Shutterstock. Snow days force school closures due to heaps of snow and ice - and now rising temperatures across the country are forcing some schools to institute "heat days." As the AP

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WIN a $400 Back-To-School Shopping Spree for Your Kids From PanacheBox!

WIN a $400 Back-To-School Shopping Spree for Your Kids From PanacheBox!

It is time to get the kids ready for another school year, which means trying to find an outfit that they have not outgrown since last season. Inhabitots is giving parents and their aching pocketbooks a

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Terracyle Turns Electronic Waste Into Stylish Clipboards

Terracyle Turns Electronic Waste Into Stylish Clipboards

If you've ever tried to recycle a used computer, you know how tough it can be to find someone to take your old electronics. Many people don't even realize that recycling is an option -- as a result,

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10 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

10 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

Naked Binder Each year, some 60 million binders that are made of PVC -- one of the most environmentally destructive materials out there -- are sold in the US. They release toxic chemicals and they never

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LAST CHANCE: Enter to Win a Voltaic Laptop-Charging Solar Backpack Filled With Green School Supplies (Worth $500)!

LAST CHANCE: Enter to Win a Voltaic Laptop-Charging Solar Backpack Filled With Green School Supplies (Worth $500)!

Heads up students! September is just one week away and school bells are already ringing in the distance - which means it's high time to start gearing up for the coming academic year. If you've yet to

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“Sprout” is a Pencil that You Can Plant To Grow Herbs and Vegetables

“Sprout” is a Pencil that You Can Plant To Grow Herbs and Vegetables

Writers and poets dream that words could blossom from their pencils like gardens in springtime.  Now they can literally bloom with "Sprout," the pencil from Democratech that you can plant. By scrapping

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Top Green Back to School Backpacks for a Sustainable Academic Year

Top Green Back to School Backpacks for a Sustainable Academic Year

Freitag Hazzard Backpack Each year Freitag salvages 390 tons of well-traveled truck tarpaulins and uses them to create an incredible range of products including backpacks, messenger bags, totes and

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6 Essential Supplies for an Eco-Friendly Back-To-School

6 Essential Supplies for an Eco-Friendly Back-To-School

Project Binders These binders are a great alternative to those plastic hardcovered binders. These Project Binders are bare to the bone; made from 97% FSC certified post consumer waste, like recycled

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6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

Cardboard Paperpedic Bed from Karton If you plan on purchasing a bed for your new space, you might as well get one that multi-tasks as storage for all your sweat pants and late-night snacks (we

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Mobile Art: Breakwater Middle Schoolers Team up with Tim Clorius to Paint Old School Buses

Mobile Art: Breakwater Middle Schoolers Team up with Tim Clorius to Paint Old School Buses

International aerosol artist Tim Clorius and students at the  Breakwater middle in Portland, Maine have conspired to transform two old school buses into works of art. Inspired by a lecture on street art

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Top 14 Green Gadgets for Back to School

Top 14 Green Gadgets for Back to School

THINKSOUND TS02 HEADPHONES - $90 We're big fans of Thinksound's stylish line of wooden headphones, so we were thrilled to see that their new TS02+mic model has a built-in microphone that allows you to

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Back To School Picks: Green Furnishings For Your Dorm or Apartment

Back To School Picks: Green Furnishings For Your Dorm or Apartment

Check out our favorite furnishings picks for your dorm or apartment. Sustainable Wood & Organic Cotton Futton & Frame Paperpedic Cardboard Bed Organic Cotton Linens Organic Cotton

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9 Green Design Books to Add to Your Recommended Reading List

9 Green Design Books to Add to Your Recommended Reading List

Check out these 9 must read green design books The Green Roof Manual The Small House Book Green Interior Design The Vertical Farm Design Revolution Container Atlas Prefab Architecture Cradle to

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13 Eco-Friendly Back-To-School Supplies for a Sustainable School Year

13 Eco-Friendly Back-To-School Supplies for a Sustainable School Year

Naked Binder - $7-$16 at Naked Binder Behance Action Line - $5 and up from Creatives Outfitter ecosystem Notebooks - $10.95 at ecosystem TreeSmart Recycled Newspaper Pencils - $8 for 12 at TreeSmart 7

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Top 6 Solar Powered Bags to Take You Back to School in Style

Top 6 Solar Powered Bags to Take You Back to School in Style

Our top 6 picks for solar powered backpacks to take your back to school in style: Eclipse Solar Backpack - $179.95 at Ethical Ocean Sakku Buddy $497 at Sakku Voltaic Converter Solar Bag - $199 from The

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7 Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Looks for Dapper Dudes

7 Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Looks for Dapper Dudes

Just because you haven't been back to school since hackysacks were in doesn't mean you can't still don some dapper fall fashions. From crisp oxfords to preptastic chinos, here are 7 green garments that

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7 Green Ways to Get Your Kids Organized for Back to School

7 Green Ways to Get Your Kids Organized for Back to School

Going back to school is an exciting time, particularly for kids as they gear up for the new year. But getting back into the academic grind also requires a little bit of organization, especially with

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BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop and Green Prize Package (Worth $1155!)

BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop and Green Prize Package (Worth $1155!)

While no one likes to bid adieu to summer, if you're a student gearing up to go back to school, September couldn't come sooner! New people, new classes, new possibilities - the excitement is building. If

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GIVEAWAY: Win a $150 Green Shopping Spree on Totsy.com!

GIVEAWAY: Win a $150 Green Shopping Spree on Totsy.com!

Calling all eco-friendly moms! Looking to update your little one's wardrobe for the fall? Then check out Totsy, a fabulous flash sale site for eco-kids and green moms on a budget. This week we've

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Best Eco-friendly Back-to-School Supply Basics for Kids!

Best Eco-friendly Back-to-School Supply Basics for Kids!

We know it's as hard for you as it is for your kids to say no to school supplies emblazoned with cute cartoon characters, but if you're going to be buying a whole slew of new supplies, they may as well be

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Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

Pendleton Indian Blanket Gunpowder Bag - $264 from Fleabags Feed Haiti Bag or Feed Japan Bag - $35 from FEED Projects Ecoalf Quilted Backpack - 120 € at Ecoalf Voltaic Spark iPad and Tablet

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