Eco-Inspiration

VIDEO: “Energy Diet” Shows How Much You’d Need To Exercise To Power Your Life

VIDEO: “Energy Diet” Shows How Much You’d Need To Exercise To Power Your Life

Look around your house or office right now. How many things are blinking, buzzing and humming back at you? Many of these items are consuming power 24 hours a day/365 days a year. Creating all this

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Icecream Architecture Travels Around Europe Teaching Architecture from the Back of a Van!

Icecream Architecture Travels Around Europe Teaching Architecture from the Back of a Van!

Just like the ice-cream man, Icecream Architecture is all about the community. The organization was established in Scotland in 2009 by Desmond Bernie and Sarah Frood with the aim of bringing an

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£60,000 Is Needed To Restore Scotland’s “Harry Potter” Steall Gorge Path!

£60,000 Is Needed To Restore Scotland’s “Harry Potter” Steall Gorge Path!

At the foot of Ben Nevis in Scotland is a mile-long, rocky, winding track that has attracted thousands of hikers, ramblers and even film crews. The classic Steall Gorge Footpath in Glen Nevis, near Fort

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PICS: We Hit Up the Wanderlust Yoga and Hiking Eco-Festival in Stratton, Vermont

PICS: We Hit Up the Wanderlust Yoga and Hiking Eco-Festival in Stratton, Vermont

Wanderlust welcomed thousands of visitors over its four-day run. A beautiful setting and causal atmosphere made this festival feel like a paradise in the mountains. Being the archi-nerds we are, we

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Thailand’s Bamboo CDC School Provides a Place of Learning for Refugee Children

Thailand’s Bamboo CDC School Provides a Place of Learning for Refugee Children

The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances

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Stuart McMillen’s Insightful Green Cartoon Uncovers the Engineering Secrets Hidden in Trees

Stuart McMillen’s Insightful Green Cartoon Uncovers the Engineering Secrets Hidden in Trees

Trees essentially build themselves from thin air -- their trunks are made almost entirely from carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen - materials which drift past them in the breeze. Can we learn from them

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10 Eco-Fashion Garments Inspired by Biomimicry and Nature

10 Eco-Fashion Garments Inspired by Biomimicry and Nature

Some of the greatest human innovations have been inspired by natural occurrences, so it only makes sense that what we wear would follow suit. From leaf-like tops to outerwear that transpires like trees,

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6 Last Minute Activities for an Unforgettable Father’s Day!

6 Last Minute Activities for an Unforgettable Father’s Day!

1. COOK DAD A MEAL Even though your dad may seem like a superhero, he still needs to eat. So skip the drugstore socks and visit your local farmers' market where you can stock up on exactly what you need

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CURB Agency Blends Advertising with Sustainable Eco-Art To Spread its Message

CURB Agency Blends Advertising with Sustainable Eco-Art To Spread its Message

CURB uses a variety of different green media, including reverse graffiti, LeGrow plants, moss art, sea tagging, and even snow. Reverse graffiti washes away the long-collected grit and grime that

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6 Delightful Pop-Up Libraries To Encourage Reading This Summer

6 Delightful Pop-Up Libraries To Encourage Reading This Summer

Adopt a Phone Booth Library With mobile phones taking over, there seems little need for phone booths anymore, but rather than get rid of the iconic red booths in the UK, local communities are using them

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Peter Ananin’s MyBioPod Connects Nature and Technology to Create Miniature Ecosystems

Peter Ananin’s MyBioPod Connects Nature and Technology to Create Miniature Ecosystems

Scottish designer Peter Ananin has created a way to bring a little more of the outside world into our everyday lives by creating personal miniature rural worlds dubbed MyBioPod. MyBioPod provides people

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Samantha Morton Details ‘The ABC’s of Living Minimally’ With Her Quirky Video

Samantha Morton Details ‘The ABC’s of Living Minimally’ With Her Quirky Video

This morning, Inhabitat reader and environmental econ major Samantha Morton sent us her cool and quirky video, 'The ABC’s of Living Minimally'. Created for one of her college electives this past

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7 Viral Videos to Inspire You

7 Viral Videos to Inspire You

Thanks to piano-playing cats and finger-biting children, video-sharing websites like Vimeo and YouTube can be a total time-suck filled with mindless entertainment. But in between the fluff, you'll find an

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HAPPY EARTH DAY!  What Are You Doing for Earth Day 2012?

HAPPY EARTH DAY! What Are You Doing for Earth Day 2012?

Happy Earth Day 2012! Here at Inhabitat we like to treat every day like Earth Day - but that doesn't mean we're not going to give Mother Earth a little extra attention on April 22nd. The Inhabitat

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Seattle Man Rescues & Transplants Hundreds of Unwanted Trees

Seattle Man Rescues & Transplants Hundreds of Unwanted Trees

O’Brien’s passion as a tree rescuer started five years ago when a neighbor near his Key Peninsula property in Washington state removed scores of old-growth trees. Not only did the trees’ removal cut

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Amazing Eco Easter Egg Sprouts Mini Skyscrapers and Urban Farms

Amazing Eco Easter Egg Sprouts Mini Skyscrapers and Urban Farms

Easter eggs these days come in all shapes and sizes, but none are more unusual or awesome than this grass-covered garden egg, which is bursting with sustainable sky-scrapers and vertical farms! Designed

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Crafty Star Wars Nerd Builds an Amazing Millenium Falcon Guitar By Hand!

Crafty Star Wars Nerd Builds an Amazing Millenium Falcon Guitar By Hand!

Star Wars geeks and guitar junkies will instantly fall in love with this amazing Millenium Falcon guitar that was handcrafted by enthusiast Brian Fisk. Working to create a functioning guitar in

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Top 6 Amazing Rube Goldberg Machines!

Top 6 Amazing Rube Goldberg Machines!

Many people have had a hand in building a Rube Goldberg machine - whether for a junior high science class, a round of Mouse Trap, or while playing the classic computer game The Incredible Machine. But

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7 Amazing Green Bookstores and Libraries from Around the World

7 Amazing Green Bookstores and Libraries from Around the World

Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore 24-Hour Library Built from 1,000 Empty Beer Cartons Westbury-sub-Mendip’s Phone Booth Library BiebBus Shipping Container Library Van

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7 Ways Super Bowl XLVI is Going Green!

7 Ways Super Bowl XLVI is Going Green!

The Stadium The Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium recently released a list of green initiatives that make any sports outing at their facility more eco-friendly than ever. The famous retractable roof with

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Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

The illustrious Cocoon_FS pavilion was constructed from leaf-like panels of fiber-reinforced polymer. Fifteen original base modules were designed and a total of 220 modules were

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World Clean Up 2012 Recruits Community Members Across the Globe to Clear Up Trash

World Clean Up 2012 Recruits Community Members Across the Globe to Clear Up Trash

Unleashing a world-wide project to clean up the planet, Let's Do It World is bringing groups on every continent together for World Clean Up 2012. Driven to do something about the 100 million tons of

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EthiopiaStudio2.0 Creates a Vibrant Learning Center for Students in a Remote Village Outside Addis Ababa

EthiopiaStudio2.0 Creates a Vibrant Learning Center for Students in a Remote Village Outside Addis Ababa

The Shebraber School is a collaborative project designed by EthiopiaStudio2.0, a second-generation team of eleven Arizona State University M.Arch graduate students led by practicing local architect Jack

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Studio H Receives $40,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts!

Studio H Receives $40,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts!

Inhabitat would like to extend a super special congratulations to one of our favorite humanitarian programs, Studio H. The intensive high school design/build program has just received a hefty $40,000

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New Green Campaign Promotes the World’s Best Natural Packaging

New Green Campaign Promotes the World’s Best Natural Packaging

Sick of the excess waste that came with all the products he purchased, Timofey Yuriev created a green advertising campaign promoting the best sustainable packaging nature has to offer. The message is

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Makeshift Magazine Launch Celebrates Innovative Design in Unlikely Places

Makeshift Magazine Launch Celebrates Innovative Design in Unlikely Places

Each issue features in-depth articles and photography focused on a specific branch of informal creativity. In homage to Niti Bhan's blog REculture, the first edition highlights reuse, repair and recycling

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Cibicworkshop’s ‘Designing our Future’ Project Showcases New Models for Creating a Sustainable World

Cibicworkshop’s ‘Designing our Future’ Project Showcases New Models for Creating a Sustainable World

Cibicworkshop, the design research center founded by Aldo Cibic, presents a new project: Designing our Future. A collection of six ideas and six design themes, the project tells of the new possibilities

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Shoe-Shaped Wooden Birdhouses Hang Over Urban Power Lines Like Sneakers

Shoe-Shaped Wooden Birdhouses Hang Over Urban Power Lines Like Sneakers

Bermudez' birdhouses were designed to create temporary homes for the Pied Flycatcher. The birds migrate from their homes in Norway to West Africa each year, seeking shelter along the way. The birdhouses

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100Copies Promotes a Green Message of Art, Cycling and Originality

100Copies Promotes a Green Message of Art, Cycling and Originality

Thomas Yang, a creative director working in Singapore, is an avid cyclist who wanted to combine his two passions: bicycles and art. Fusing together his two loves, Yang created a series of posters and

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