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Make Earth Week a win for both you and the planet!

Today is the first day of Earth Week, and to get the celebration going, we’re teaming up with MBDC to hook some very lucky readers up with some really cool Cradle to Cradle certified prizes! We’ll be giving away a colorful assortment of goods from a bevy of Method products to a luxurious Shaw Ultra Shag Rug to a handy Casabella Cleaning System, a comfy and stylish Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Throw and a super stylish SAYL Herman Miller Chair that we want in our own pads – so keep your eyes peeled, because we’ll be launching today’s prize in about an hour. We’ll also be giving away a copy of Cradle to Cradle, which is practically the bible of sustainable design – so stay tuned to Inhabitat.com to see what today’s prize is!

What is Cradle to Cradle?

Developed by architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart, Cradle to Cradle design recognizes the complex, abundant processes of nature’s ecosystems, or ‘biological metabolism,‘ but also articulates a parallel ‘technical metabolism’ for human industry. Both metabolisms can be characterized by eco-effective, continuous flows of materials, energy and water, and whole-community mutualism. The Cradle to Cradle design framework moves beyond the goal of only reducing an organization’s negative impacts (eco-efficiency), to provide an engaging vision for executives and comprehensive strategies for managers to create a wholly positive footprint on the planet – environmental, social and economic (eco-effectiveness).

The Cradle to Cradle philosophy can apply to anything from houses to companies and to consumer products as well. In fact, while you may not know it, many of the cool products you see in your local stores are Cradle to Cradle certified – just check out our gallery below to see just a few of the ones we like most.

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7 Comments

  1. muktabai April 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Love your eco-swag. Thanks Inhabitat!

  2. okcomputer42 April 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    What a great way to celebrate Earth Week!! Thank you, Inhabitat.

  3. cristina mccarthy April 20, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Celebrate Earth Day EVERYDAY!

  4. Nora Z April 20, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I am happy to celebrate my birthday on Earth Day. It is a great time to reflect on things we can do better for the planet, those people we love and ourselves.

  5. clemarfilch April 20, 2011 at 6:54 am

    We really have to rethink our products. Thanks to cradle to cradle authors to lead the way.

  6. bcgirll April 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    This is my favourite website ever……….sustainable & beautiful……..what more could you ask for?

  7. Archisan April 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    A good scrub brush can make any light soap scour and the best ones are still made in America. Double bonus!

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