Top 8 Amazing Eco Winter Wonderland Resorts Around the World

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LAST CHANCE: Enter to win a ZumZum balance bike from Inhabitots

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The ZumZum all-terrain balance bike is the coolest bike around for kids, with an ergonomic seat and natural suspension for safe and fun riding experience. We are offering you a chance to win one for your little tot just for following our Inhabitot’s Pinterest page. Click on the link below to read the rules and get your kiddo one seriously sweet ride. The contest ends TOMORROW, January 31st at 11:59PM!

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DIY: Sweet plantable valentines made from recycled paper

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6 big-name musicians and bands who are helping to protect the planet

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Musicians have sung about environmental stewardship and preservation forever. Think about Woodstock back in the 70′s and now the more recent Bonnaroo festival held in Tennessee every summer. Amount of garbage at music festivals aside, which happens any time you get a lot of people together so don’t harp on that, musicians are some of the most influential people when it comes to getting people to care about protecting the earth. Here are several musicians who are demonstrating how much they care.

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6 designs that could save your life


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Inhabitat readers know that good design can save the world – but did you know design could also save your life? Engineers, designers, and hackers around the world are harnessing cutting-edge developments in material science, biotechnology, and robotics to roll out new solutions that help people live healthier, longer lives. From a device that can seal a bullet wound in 15 seconds to flying ambulance drones and contact lenses that monitor your health, read on for 6 futuristic healthcare designs that could save your life someday.

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Herbal Cold Care: DIY Throat Drops and Cough Syrup

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If you have any interaction with the public at all, you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of sickly people out there right now. Half my Facebook feed consists of folks who are whinging about their sore throats, hacking coughs, and other less-than-fun symptoms, and chances are that any store you step into will have at least one nose-blowing, wheezing sad sack wandering about. We can try to prevent ourselves from getting sick by eating well, getting enough rest, and washing our hands, but if and when the cold gremlins win out, it’s good to have some soothing home remedies at hand.

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Enter to win a ZumZum kid's balance bike worth $249!

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Know a cool kid who wants to learn how to ride a bike? Inhabitots is now offering up this beautiful new balance bike to one lucky giveaway winner! The ZumZum is the coolest new balance bike on the Kickstarter scene with a state-of-the-art all-terrain suspension system that is ergonomically engineered for a kid’s comfort and gaining confidence in bike riding. This lightweight bicycle is perfect for any adventure, either outdoors or indoors, and can be adjusted for kids from age 18 months up to four years-old! Enter to win a brand new ZumZum bike by January 29th at 11:59PM right here!


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Polish farmers blockaded Chevron frackers for 400 days and stopped drilling in their region

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In July, Chevron abandoned its plans to drill for gas in Zurawlow, Poland, after farmers and families from Zurawlow (and four nearby villages) blockaded a proposed shale drilling site with tractors and other pastoral machinery for 400 days. Now, that victory is inspiring other Poles to fight back against the fracked gas industry.

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New York's fracking ban is the cue for eco-activists to mobilize

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The ban on fracking in New York State is a great catalyst to inspire grassroots environmental groups to come together. Shortly after Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking due to health and safety concerns of residents, clean air, and drinking water, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a response that said he was opposed to a ban and would make sure fracking was “safe.” A big piece of Wolf’s election promise was to slap a severance tax on dirty shale gas and use it to pay for schools, transportation, budget-balancing, etc. That sounds attractive from the sidelines, but it’s actually really scary how much new drilling will occur. Now is the time to reallocate resources from coast to coast, and get mobilized to stop fracking across the USA.

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How to live comfortably without power if an emergency forces you off grid

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The power is out. The heat is out. Water is off. Suddenly, you are off the grid. Without the proper gear, this could be an uncomfortable circumstance for a day, a week, or even longer. Whether the outage was caused by a storm or system failure, it’s is essential to have a way to live off grid if you have to. Read on to learn how you can prepare yourself if you’re forced to live without power for a while.

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6 great ways to organize your tiny home

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Living in a small space can be liberating, believe it or not. Reducing the amount of stuff you own to a point where you just have the necessities and a few of your favorite things can not only save you money, but save your sanity. The benefits of living small are numerous —from increased energy efficiency to improved family closeness. But how do you put it all together? The key to living small is being organized, especially when you have young children. We have eight children, five of whom still live at home, and our home right now is a 200-square-foot school bus that we drove here from Alaska. Here are a few tips that’ll help you organize your own small space:

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Permaculture Paradise: Laying the groundwork for a food forest garden

 

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A couple of years ago, my husband and I made a huge decision that would change our lives forever: after years of living in downtown Toronto, we decided to take a huge leap of faith and move to the outskirts of a tiny village in rural Quebec. Now, after observing our land for over a year, we’re ready to start transforming it! Read on to find out about the permaculture and food forest projects I’ll be chronicling, as each one will have DIY instructions for anyone who’d like to try them too.

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The Everglades were fracked and you didn't even hear about it

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Earlier in 2014, Texas-based Dan A. Hughes Co. was fined $25,000 for acid fracking near the everglades. Though the method of using hydrofluoric acid to loosen limestone bedrock has been used for a while in Floridian oil drilling operations, injecting acid under pressure, or “acid fracking” is something new. In December, Dan A. Hughes Co. tested those waters Naples, Florida on the Western edge of the Everglades. Yeah, you read that correctly—they fracked the goddamned Everglades National Park; the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. And when State regulators asked them to stop? They ignored them.

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5 Fabulous, Easy Recipes for Jump-Starting a Vegan Diet

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8 Toilet Designs That Could Save Millions of Lives Around the World

8 Toilet Designs That Could Save Millions of Lives Around the World

Ecological Urinal The Ecological Urinal was created as a solution for places like Uganda's capital, Kampala, where on average, 1,000 people have to share the same toilet. The…

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How to recycle your holiday tree

How to recycle your holiday tree

  As the holidays come to a close, the gifts have been given, the cookies have been eaten, and your holiday tree is more than likely starting to look a little crisp around…

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Six Scrumptious Eco Cocktails For New Year's Eve

Six Scrumptious Eco Cocktails For New Year's Eve

HOT SPICED WHISKEY CIDER Stay nice and toasty with some hot spiced cider mixed with whiskey. Choose organic apple juice and whiskey or pick your favorite batch made nearby. This recipe…

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Inhabitat's top 7 news stories of 2014 - vote for the most important!

Inhabitat's top 7 news stories of 2014 - vote for the most important!

2014 was a huge year for environmental news - and Inhabitat kept you posted on all of the highs, lows and breaking developments as they happened. Studies pointed to the collapse of…

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The top 7 Inhabitat stories of 2014!

The top 7 Inhabitat stories of 2014!

2014 was an incredible year for green design - and here's why. We've seen technological breakthroughs ranging from airborne wind turbines to Tesla's first battery-swapping station and a…

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Inhabitat's top design stories of 2014 - vote for your favorite!

Inhabitat's top design stories of 2014 - vote for your favorite!

Green design will save the world, and this year designers went all out with an incredible range of innovations. Sada brought us an incredible hubless folding bike while Klemmens…

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Inhabitat's Top 7 Most Inspiring Stories of 2014

Inhabitat's Top 7 Most Inspiring Stories of 2014

Every year you come across those stories that warm your heart and lift your spirits. Whether it involves a tough old lady who refused to back down to developers or a teenager with a…

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Top 6 Inhabitat architecture stories of 2014 - which is your favorite?

Top 6 Inhabitat architecture stories of 2014 - which is your favorite?

2014 was yet another inspiring year for architecture lovers, and there was no shortage of cool stories about the built environment on Inhabitat. From a hair-raising house on the side of…

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Inhabitat's top 6 animal stories of 2014 - vote for your favorite!

Inhabitat's top 6 animal stories of 2014 - vote for your favorite!

We've covered some pretty spectacular animal stories over the past year, ranging from "aww"-inspiring to downright freaky. We saw photos of a little girl who grew up with elephant and…

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The 6 Most Horrifying Inhabitat Stories of 2014

The 6 Most Horrifying Inhabitat Stories of 2014

This year we witnessed a number of inspiring stories across the world, but as always, there was also a fair share of horribly disturbing stories we published that shocked us to the…

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5 healthy and delicious treats to make for Christmas

5 healthy and delicious treats to make for Christmas

Paleo Chocolate-Walnut Truffles Truffles without the dairy and the cups of sugar? Yes, its possible! Try this recipe for a paleo-inspired truffle made with antioxidant-packed dark…

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Top 10 Crazy Christmas Trees Made from Bottles, Bikes, Shopping Carts and More!

Top 10 Crazy Christmas Trees Made from Bottles, Bikes, Shopping Carts…

RECYCLED BIKE TIRE TREE This Christmas tree in Bermondsey Square, London is made out of 35 wheels reclaimed from old bikes. It was designed by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects using…

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14 Last Minute Gifts for the Green Procrastinator

14 Last Minute Gifts for the Green Procrastinator

STUFF THEY LOVE BOX It's happened again - you have just a few hours left until your holiday gift exchange and you're utterly present-less. Luckily, your local supermarket, drugstore or…

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11 Buy-Nothing Gifts of Time

11 Buy-Nothing Gifts of Time

Giving someone a great gift they'll really treasure doesn't mean dropping a ton of cash. Sometimes the best gift you can give a friend or loved one is something much less tangible: your…

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20 Creative DIY Gifts You Can Make Yourself

20 Creative DIY Gifts You Can Make Yourself

Making your own DIY gifts this holiday season is a smart way to ensure that your gift will be one-of-a-kind, and it doesn’t hurt that it’ll probably save you some cash too. We've…

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