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

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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 offering you a chance to win a brand new PUBLIC Bike or a Voltaic solar backpack! We’re looking for smart ideas that will lower your environmental footprint for the coming academic year, and our grand prize winner will receive their choice of a PUBLIC C1 or PUBLIC V1 bike decked out with a rear rack, a metal basket, and a brass bell (worth a total of $574!), and three runners-up will each win a Voltaic Converter solar-powered backpack (worth $129) — perfect for keeping your electronics charged for a full day of classes. The deadline for all submissions is TOMORROW September 17th at 11:59PM ET – read on to learn how to enter!

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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 grand prize winners will each receive $100 to spend on eco school supplies for your kids – including upcycled backpacks, BPA-free lunchboxes, tree-free recycled pencil sets, and much more. The deadline to enter is TOMORROW September 17th at 11:59PM ET – submit your awesome green ideas here to win!



Get $10 Off Passes to the First Ever Dwell on Design NY Show with Our Code

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Dwell on Design NY, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, debuts at 82 Mercer in SoHo, NY. Join 5,000 design elite as Dwell upends the standard ‘trade show’ format and creates a unique forum to engage, learn, inspire and connect in new and exciting ways. Inhabitat readers can receive $10 off show passes for the inaugural event by using code DODNY and registering here.

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8 Cool Thrift Store Furniture Revamps to Inspire Your Next DIY Project

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DIY Gift Idea: Make 10 Epicurean Vegan Treats in Beautiful Recycled Glass Jars

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Social events and celebrations happen year-round, and delicious food gifts are as much fun to give away as they are to make! Whenever you buy products that come in glass jars, from jams and jellies to artichoke hearts, keep those jars so you can fill them with homemade epicurian delights and share them with your nearest and dearest. Here are 10 fabulous recipes for edible vegan gifts that will please any palate, plus suggestions on how to decorate those upcycled jars before giving them away!

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DIY: Make Your Own Yogurt in a Crock-Pot!

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Yogurt is one of those all-around fabulous edibles that can be used a thousand different ways. It gets added to smoothies, eaten with cereal, mixed with herbs to create spreads and dips, or just devoured by the spoonful right out of the container. Yogurt exists in many different forms all over the world, and it’s actually ridiculously easy to make at home. Keep reading to learn how you can use your Crock-Pot to make a bounty of creamy yogurt.

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

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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 just what your child needs to get back into the swing of things in a green way. Choose from reusable water bottles, tree-free pencil sets, BPA-free lunch boxes, upcycled backpacks and more!

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6 Suspended Tree Tents For a Lighter-Than-Air Camping Experience

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5 Egregious Eco Crimes Committed by the Koch Brothers

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Where to Pee and Other Day-to-Day Challenges for Eco Road Warriors

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Help the Ocean Cleanup Array Save the World's Oceans From Plastic Pollution - Donate Now!

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Plastic pollution is a global problem – the world’s oceans are filled with millions of tons of plastic particles that choke sea life and release hazardous toxins as they decompose. 19-year-old Boyan Slat has come up with a brilliant solution that could rid the seas of plastic pollution – and it’s proven by a year-long feasibility study – but he needs your help to make it a reality! Boyan’s Ocean Cleanup Array crowdfunding campaign has raised over 1.6 million dollars – but it has just 10 days left to hit its $2 million funding goal – so donate today to help clean the world’s oceans of plastic pollution!



6 Amazing Repurposed Swimming Pools to Dip Into This Summer

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Why Sleeping Bear Dunes is Considered One of America's Most Beautiful Places (PHOTOS)

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20 World-Changing Semifinalists Announced for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

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Register Now for San Francisco's Architecture and the City Festival!

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Heads up San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans – it’s almost time for one of our favorite events of the year: The Architecture and the City Festival! AIA SF and the Center for Architecture + Design have curated a fantastic program of architecture-related events that runs all September long – including eye-opening films, lectures by celebrated architects and designers, and tours that give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the city’s most breathtaking homes and buildings. (Check out a few of our favorite projects from past years in the gallery below.) Spots are sure to fill up fast – so check out this year’s program and register today!

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Greenbuild 2014: The World's Largest Green Building Event is Coming to New Orleans October 22nd!

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Heads up architects and green building buffs - the world’s largest sustainable building event, Greenbuild, is coming up in New Orleans from October 22-24! This year the Big Easy is…

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4 Nest-Inspired Designs for Humans

4 Nest-Inspired Designs for Humans

Nest Beds A bed is certainly the most obvious human adaptation of a bird’s nest. Many designers have attempted this concept and the results include both hanging and floor-supported…

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DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics…

Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this revolutionary way of growing food in…

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