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Han Solo Trapped In Carbonite Costume Made From Newspaper & an Old Coat

Han Solo Trapped In Carbonite Costume Made From Newspaper & an Old Coat

It's the last day to vote for the Inhabitat Halloween Costume Contest, and while Han Solo may be stuck in carbonite he is defiantly in the race for the top three. If you like Rob Miller’s recreation of

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Win a Free $600 Value Energy Audit from Sierra Club Green Home – 25 Available!

Win a Free $600 Value Energy Audit from Sierra Club Green Home – 25 Available!

The weather's getting colder - is your home ready for the winter? Soon, the wind will be blowing and the rain will be falling, and we'll all be seeing a major spike on our monthly energy bills. Wouldn't

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GIVEAWAY: Win a 3M DIY Home Improvement Starter Kit!

GIVEAWAY: Win a 3M DIY Home Improvement Starter Kit!

 DIY projects are a fun, green way to spruce up your home, but if you're anything like us, you'll think up a fantastic project and then realize you don't have all the tools to make it happen. So

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Announcing the Inhabitots 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Announcing the Inhabitots 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

ATTENTION ALL CUTELY COSTUMED BOYS AND GHOULS (and their parents)! Halloween is less than two weeks away - are you ready to get crafty? If you've concocted a creative costume (or are planning to) for

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Win $150 Worth of Organic Cotton Undies From PACT!

Win $150 Worth of Organic Cotton Undies From PACT!

Starting fall off with a fresh feeling is difficult when you're wearing grody old underpants. Luckily, our friends at PACT want to help you out with that - so they're giving away $150 worth of super comfy

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LAST CHANCE: Win a One Year Zipcar Membership!

LAST CHANCE: Win a One Year Zipcar Membership!

LAST DAY to Win a One Year Zipcar Membership Worth $85! Carless and curious about this car-sharing thing? If you haven't tried car-share yet, autumn is a great time to get started with a free year's

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Vote For Your Favorite House in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

Vote For Your Favorite House in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

The DOE & the Solar Decathlon are also running their own People's Choice Award for the first time ever, so you should definitely go check it out and vote! Read on for a look at each of these amazing

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GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a Sloan AQUS Grey Water Toilet System That Recycles Your Sink Water (Worth $189)!

GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a Sloan AQUS Grey Water Toilet System That Recycles Your Sink Water (Worth $189)!

Win a Sloan AQUS Grey Water System! Saving water is one of the most important things we can do to ensure environmental and social sustainability for generations to come - but while many of us try to be

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Green Shopping Spree on LovingEco! (Worth $250)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Green Shopping Spree on LovingEco! (Worth $250)

Have you recently reached into your closet for your fall jacket, only to find it in a much more dire condition than when you packed it away almost a year ago? If you're looking for a way to refresh your

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Win a Back to School $190 Vegan Laptop Tote From Crystalyn Kae

Win a Back to School $190 Vegan Laptop Tote From Crystalyn Kae

Looking for a stylish, roomy laptop bag for the back-to-school season but don't want to break the bank? Well, Crystalyn Kae has teamed up with Ecouterre to give away their sophisticated Troubadour tote to

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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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Win an Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Kit Worth $90!

Win an Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Kit Worth $90!

The back to school season is exciting but it's also expensive - books and pencils might be made of paper and wood but they don't just grow on trees, ya know? So why not alleviate your financial burden a

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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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GIVEAWAY: Win a Year’s Supply of Replenish Eco-Cleaning Products!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Year’s Supply of Replenish Eco-Cleaning Products!

Cleaning up shouldn't require a hazmat suit, but with all the toxic chemicals that make up today's household products, it might not be such a bad idea. To help you get your home squeaky clean in a healthy

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Google & NASA Partner to Host Green Flight Challenge With $1.65 Million Prize

Google & NASA Partner to Host Green Flight Challenge With $1.65 Million Prize

From the Elektra One electric airplane to Siemens' plug-in hybrid aircraft, we've been seeing a lot of eco-friendly airplanes lately. While we love any airplane that doesn't spew massive amounts of carbon

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Win an Eco Lounge Chair and the Ultimate Green Summer Picnic Set!

Win an Eco Lounge Chair and the Ultimate Green Summer Picnic Set!

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and we can't wait to spend some time outdoors enjoying backyard barbecues, picnics, and other forms of fun in the sun! To celebrate the season, we've teamed

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Enter to Win Chic Cycling Gear From Nau (Worth $530!)

Enter to Win Chic Cycling Gear From Nau (Worth $530!)

Any good bike enthusiast knows that shoulder bags and suit jackets aren't conducive to a smooth ride around town. So why not get decked out in some stylish duds meant especially for cycling? This week

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Enter the Methodology DIY Design Competition to Win a Year’s Supply of Method Cleaning Products!

Enter the Methodology DIY Design Competition to Win a Year’s Supply of Method Cleaning Products!

This month Method and Dwell are teaming up to give one lucky designer a year's supply of Method cleaning products! They're challenging you to dazzle them with imaginative, innovative, and inspiring

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LAST CHANCE TO CAST YOUR VOTE: Bright Ideas Voting Closes Tonight!

LAST CHANCE TO CAST YOUR VOTE: Bright Ideas Voting Closes Tonight!

Did you get a chance to cast your vote yet in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition? Voting for the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition closes TONIGHT at midnight, which makes this your last

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Studio Verissimo Transforms Plastic Spoons Into a Stunning Chandelier

Studio Verissimo Transforms Plastic Spoons Into a Stunning Chandelier

Each day hundreds of thousands of disposable spoons are used to stir coffee and then thrown in the trash and sent directly to the landfill. Seeing this, Studio Verissimo designed a luxurious lamp to give

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WEmake’s Beryl and Friends Collection Gives Old Lamps a New Life

WEmake’s Beryl and Friends Collection Gives Old Lamps a New Life

WEmake's Beryl and Friends collection transforms tired old light fixtures into luminous modern designs. The designers rewire lamps that have come to the end of their lifespan, installing low-energy LED

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Nourishment Lamp Takes the Lead in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Nourishment Lamp Takes the Lead in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition is nearing its end, but the battle for the best is still raging on. In fact, Carolyn Joan Lau's Nourishment Lamp has just shot to the top of the pack, with

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Delicate Leaf Lamp Mimics Nature With a Beautiful Felt Shade

Delicate Leaf Lamp Mimics Nature With a Beautiful Felt Shade

This beautiful felt Leaf Lamp features a light-as-air design that mimics the structural geometric forms found in plants and trees. Designer Peter Schumacher sought to use as little material as possible to

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Sworth Lamp by Parry and Sutton Twists Scrap Metal into Art

Sworth Lamp by Parry and Sutton Twists Scrap Metal into Art

Scrap aluminum slivers were worked into the Sworth Lamp, an exploding cloud of gleaming metal by designer Ilsa Parry and collaborator Tom Sutton. The curly slivers that the lamp is constructed from are

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Spiralling Turbine Pendant Lamp Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

Spiralling Turbine Pendant Lamp Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

The Turbine Pendant Lamp is a great example of green design that is incredibly versatile as well. Its thoughtfully conceived form can be appreciated indoors and out -- either hanging from the ceiling or

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Nature-Inspired Pillbug Lamp by Kristof Kovacs Serves Many Purposes

Nature-Inspired Pillbug Lamp by Kristof Kovacs Serves Many Purposes

Sometimes we want to shake things up around our apartments, but aren’t ready to buy any new decor. The Pillbug Lamp solves this problem by functioning as a wall sconce, table lamp, or even a chandelier

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165 Helianthus: Bao-Khang Luu’s Mesmerizing Pendant Lamp is Woven From Plastic Six Pack Rings

165 Helianthus: Bao-Khang Luu’s Mesmerizing Pendant Lamp is Woven From Plastic Six Pack Rings

Like many of the other smart designs in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition, the 165 Helianthus Pendant Light is a recycled lamp inspired by forms from nature. Designed by Bao-Khang Luu, the lamp

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ECO LAMP SMACKDOWN: Vote Now to Decide Which Lamp Wins the Bright Ideas Design Competition!

ECO LAMP SMACKDOWN: Vote Now to Decide Which Lamp Wins the Bright Ideas Design Competition!

Last week, we announced 40 fabulous finalists in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition to find the best, most luminous examples of eco lamp designs, and the competition is really starting to heat

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