Green Holidays

Eco-friendly gift wrap alternatives for the holidays

Eco-friendly gift wrap alternatives for the holidays

Chances are that a lot of us will be wrapping some last-minute gifts this weekend, whether we're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, or Festivus. Rather than going for regular store-bought wrapping

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Study finds that holiday goods from retailers like Target and Walmart contain toxins

Study finds that holiday goods from retailers like Target and Walmart contain toxins

As the holidays kick into high gear, it's worth noting that many of the holiday goods that you might pick up at major retailers like Target and Walmart might actually be bad for your health. A study

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VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Terrarium Snow Globe

VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Terrarium Snow Globe

To learn how to make an incredible DIY edible snow globe that will impress all of your friends at your next holiday party, read on.... YOU WILL NEED: - 2 cups of coconut juice with coconut bits (can

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Juniper Ridge’s Christmas Fir Cabin Spray is a holiday tree in a bottle

Juniper Ridge’s Christmas Fir Cabin Spray is a holiday tree in a bottle

The scent of fresh evergreen is one of the hallmarks of the holiday season - but why cut down a living tree just for a few weeks of festivities? Faux Christmas trees offer a more sustainable alternative,

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Win A Kinkajou Glass Bottle Cutter to make your own crafty holiday gifts!

Win A Kinkajou Glass Bottle Cutter to make your own crafty holiday gifts!

Have you ever seen some of the beautiful recycled glass bottle designs we've featured on Inhabitat.com and wondered if you might be able to make your own? Now you too can make stunning and chic upcycled

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HOW TO VIDEO: Make Delicious Raw Almond Cranberry Christmas Cookies!

HOW TO VIDEO: Make Delicious Raw Almond Cranberry Christmas Cookies!

Everybody loves sweet treats at the holidays, but many of us who are trying to stay in shape would rather consume healthy sweets packed with protein, good fats, fiber and vitamins than processed grains

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6 Delicious Winter Holiday Cocktails Featuring Organic Spirits

6 Delicious Winter Holiday Cocktails Featuring Organic Spirits

Apple Sparkler To make this bubbly concoction, pour organic raspberry or cranberry juice into the bottom 1/3 of a normal wine glass. Fill the remaining 2/3 of the glass with Samuel Smith's organic

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HOW TO: Make a Furoshiki Gift Wrap Satchel Out of an Old Shirt

HOW TO: Make a Furoshiki Gift Wrap Satchel Out of an Old Shirt

MATERIALS: - A long sleeved shirt. The thinner the shirt, the easier it will be to turn it into a satchel. - A gift to wrap (one that will fit in the center of your shirt with at least 6 inches or so to

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Bjorn Qorn uses giant mirrors to make solar popcorn

Bjorn Qorn uses giant mirrors to make solar popcorn

Brooklyn based Bjorn Qorn is making popcorn in the most spectacular way - using nothing but the sun. Gigantic reflectors collect the sun's rays and focuses them onto a kettle of corn kernels, creating

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Celebrate the holidays with nature-loving traditions from around the world

Celebrate the holidays with nature-loving traditions from around the world

Although December has become the most commercialized time of year, celebrating the holidays doesn't have to center around spending lots of money on things you don't need. In addition to the religious

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers

This year, fill the stockings of your loved ones with the things they really crave. Whether you are shopping for the beauty junkie or the outdoor lover, we’ve got you covered with the perfect stocking

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INFOGRAPHIC: Recycling tips for the holidays

INFOGRAPHIC: Recycling tips for the holidays

Have you heard the term "closing the loop" with regard to holiday shopping? It refers to the idea of purchasing items made with recycled materials instead of brand-new products, like recycling a cell

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14 Green Gifts That Give Back

14 Green Gifts That Give Back

Today is Giving Tuesday - and to celebrate we've rounded up 14 eco-friendly organizations that make gift giving a truly philanthropic act. Voltaic donates up to three solar power kits to aid workers for

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DIY: Make your own festive upcycled holiday wreath

DIY: Make your own festive upcycled holiday wreath

Looking for a weekend craft that will brighten up your holiday decor? How about making a festive wreath using nothing but items headed for the garbage bin. Whether you have tons of wrapping paper lying

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14 Faux Christmas Trees to Green Your Holidays

14 Faux Christmas Trees to Green Your Holidays

possibiliTree The holiday decor possibilities are endless with an eco-friendly possibiliTree! Designed by architect Richard Babcock as a natural wood, waste-free alternative to real Christmas trees, the

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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 and More!

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 wheels from a local UK

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World’s Biggest LEGO Christmas Tree Shines in Sydney

World’s Biggest LEGO Christmas Tree Shines in Sydney

While everyone else was stringing lights and hanging tinsel on their own Christmas trees, a group of Australian LEGO geniuses were putting together the world’s tallest and largest LEGO tree. At

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Escape the Consumerism Trap and Have a Thoughtful Holiday Season

Escape the Consumerism Trap and Have a Thoughtful Holiday Season

It can be easy to get sucked into the chaotic shopping frenzy of the holiday season, but that kind of unchecked consumerism has some decidedly negative effects. In fact, the average consumer spends $854

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Six Delicious Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Six Delicious Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving Breakfast Hash What better way to spend the morning after Thanksgiving than with more of your favorite ingredients? This hash made from brussel sprouts, potatoes, and turkey turns last

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DIY Holiday Decor Idea: Spiced Citrus Pomanders

DIY Holiday Decor Idea: Spiced Citrus Pomanders

If you ask anyone which scents they associate with the holiday season, chances are that several of them will name warming spices, and citrus fruits. From gingerbread cookies to blood oranges tucked into

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Will You Celebrate Buy Nothing Day or Black Friday?

Will You Celebrate Buy Nothing Day or Black Friday?

Thanksgiving is coming up quick this Thursday, and it's immediately followed by Black Friday - the infamous consumer holiday that drew 138 million shoppers into stores last year. That's a lot of

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The Inhabitat Team Shares Their Favorite Thanksgiving Day Recipes!

The Inhabitat Team Shares Their Favorite Thanksgiving Day Recipes!

Mike Chino, Managing Editor: Pan-Seared Brussel Sprouts 1 lb Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half 2 tbsp butter 1 tbsp oil salt and pepper to taste (I like lots of pepper and italian

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Don’t Forget to Thank the Pollinators That Made Your Thanksgiving Feast Possible

Don’t Forget to Thank the Pollinators That Made Your Thanksgiving Feast Possible

While you are sitting around the Thanksgiving table surrounded by pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and heaps of vegetables, sharing the things that you are thankful for, don’t forget to thank the insects

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6 Vegan and Vegetarian Turkey Alternatives for Thanksgiving

6 Vegan and Vegetarian Turkey Alternatives for Thanksgiving

VEGAN WHOLE TURKEY GARDEIN STUFFED VEGGIE TURKEY ROAST TOFURKY VEGETARIAN FEAST QUORN TURK’Y MAGIC VEGAN LOAF MAKER FIELD ROAST CELEBRATION ROAST VEGAN WHOLE TURKEY Going meat-free on

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DIY Gift Idea: 7 Herbed Salts and Sugars for Cooking and Baking

DIY Gift Idea: 7 Herbed Salts and Sugars for Cooking and Baking

Lemon Pepper Ingredients: Freshly ground pepper Fresh grated lemon zest Salt (I like to use black or red salt for the sake of eye appeal) Although this is a classic seasoning for chicken and

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DIY GIFT IDEA: Flavored Cooking Oils In Beautiful Bottles

DIY GIFT IDEA: Flavored Cooking Oils In Beautiful Bottles

Powder spices on spoons image via Shutterstock People have been infusing oil with flavors and scents for thousands of years, so you can absolutely do this without mucking it up.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Ways to Create a Spectacular DIY Holiday Tree

INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Ways to Create a Spectacular DIY Holiday Tree

You don't need to hack down a pine or fir tree to decorate your home or office this holiday season: this infographic offers 6 different ideas for fabulous DIY holiday trees that you can create to spruce

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How to Make Reusable Halloween Window Decals

How to Make Reusable Halloween Window Decals

Halloween can be among the most wasteful holidays if you only buy store-bought, disposable decorations, but it doesn't have to be. One surefire way to lower your Halloween eco-footprint is to make your

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Bake Your Own Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts Right at Home

Bake Your Own Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts Right at Home

Who doesn't love donuts - they’re the perfect portable treat for any time of the day. Unfortunately, they aren’t exactly health food. So if you want to make favorite guilty pleasure just a little less

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PHOTOS: Incredible Edible Sushi High Line Replica is Made of Mashed Potatoes!

PHOTOS: Incredible Edible Sushi High Line Replica is Made of Mashed Potatoes!

Want to see just how we made this magnificent miniature creation? Head over to our NYC site for the delicious deets! SEE HOW TO MAKE IT YOURSELF > STEP 1: This is probably the most important step

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