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Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Cool Cradle to Cradle Eco-Prizes!

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On April 18, 2011 @ 11:36 am In Contests,Design,Green Design Competitions,Green Furniture,Green Home decor,Green Products,Innovation | 7 Comments

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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 [1] to hook some very lucky readers up with some really cool Cradle to Cradle certified [2] prizes! We’ll be giving away a colorful assortment of goods from a bevy of Method products [3] to a luxurious Shaw Ultra Shag Rug [4] to a handy Casabella Cleaning System [5], a comfy and stylish Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Throw [6]and a super stylish SAYL Herman Miller Chair [7] 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 [8], 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 [9] and chemist Michael Braungart [10], Cradle to Cradle design [11] 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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URLs in this post:

[1] MBDC: http://www.mbdc.com

[2] Cradle to Cradle certified: http://inhabitat.com http://www.mbdc.com/default.aspx

[3] Method products: http://www.methodhome.com/

[4] Shaw Ultra Shag Rug: http://www.shawfloors.com/area-rugDetails/Ultra_Shag_3Q002-Pink_Flamingo

[5] Casabella Cleaning System: http://www.casabella.com/eclipse/

[6] Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Throw : http://www.pendleton-usa.com/section/Home-Blankets/1816.uts

[7] SAYL Herman Miller Chair: http://store.hermanmiller.com/Products/SAYL-Chair

[8] Cradle to Cradle: http://www.mcdonough.com/cradle_to_cradle.htm

[9] William McDonough: http://inhabitat.com/inhabitat-interview-green-architect-cradle-to-cradle-founder-william-mcdonough/

[10] Michael Braungart: http://www.braungart.com/

[11] Cradle to Cradle design: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_to_Cradle_Design

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