Green Holidays

7 Festive Holiday Wreaths You Can Make From Recycled Materials!

7 Festive Holiday Wreaths You Can Make From Recycled Materials!

'Tis the season to be decking the halls! If you're looking for a way to spruce up your home or office for the holidays, but would rather not use (formerly) living trees and ivy, have we got the tutorial

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INFOGRAPHIC: Energy Saving Tips to Make Your Holidays Shine Bright without Breaking the Bank

INFOGRAPHIC: Energy Saving Tips to Make Your Holidays Shine Bright without Breaking the Bank

The holiday season traditionally conjures up images of trees and homes strung with festive lights, cooking delicious food for cherished guests and a warm hearth to keep cold weather at bay. However,

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DIY Gift: Make Chalkboard Mugs for the Holidays!

DIY Gift: Make Chalkboard Mugs for the Holidays!

Inexpensive and easy to make, chalkboard mugs are ideal for any tea or coffee aficionado on your list. You can also decorate them as presents for cocoa-loving kids, as they're perfect places to write

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HOW TO: Choose a Living Christmas Tree for a Green Holiday Season

HOW TO: Choose a Living Christmas Tree for a Green Holiday Season

Purchase a Tree from a Nursery     Nurseries in most parts of the country sell young pines and fir trees, and the best way to find a tree is to call around to local nurseries and ask

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Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Gifts for Men

Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Gifts for Men

Guys can be hard to shop for, but we've got a basic guideline - buy quality goods that are built to last and you can't go wrong. If you're on the hunt for a great holiday present for a friend, father,

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House Decked With Over 500,000 Christmas Lights is a Monument to Excess

House Decked With Over 500,000 Christmas Lights is a Monument to Excess

An Australian family has just claimed their second Guinness World Record by stringing over half a million Christmas lights across across their property. Lawyer David Richards and his family started

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Artists Unveil 5,000 Killer Hand-Carved Pumpkins at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Artists Unveil 5,000 Killer Hand-Carved Pumpkins at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

This Halloween event features pumpkins that have been carved and conjoined to create dinosaurs, zombies, witches, sea monsters, and many other spooky sculptures. The dark nights of October provide a dark

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8 Scrumptious Vegan BBQ Recipes for Summer

8 Scrumptious Vegan BBQ Recipes for Summer

©woodleywonderworks Teriyaki Grilled Eggplant Grilling eggplant brings out a rich, smokey flavor, making each slice the perfect main dish to eat alone or pile on a bun. Try an Asian twist by adding

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15 Fantastic Green Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

15 Fantastic Green Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is approaching quickly, and if the special dad in your life is an eco-minded type, you might be a bit stumped on what to get him this year. Lucky for you we've rounded up more than a few

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11 Eco-tastic Gifts for Mother’s Day

11 Eco-tastic Gifts for Mother’s Day

11 Eco-tastic Gifts for Mother's Day SUCCULENT WALL PLANTER KIT If your mom has a green thumb, she will love this earthy wall planter kit. The kit comes complete with the frame, a wire mesh, and

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8 Kid-Friendly Activities for Earth Day!

8 Kid-Friendly Activities for Earth Day!

Earth Day 2013 takes place on Monday, April 22nd, and activities and events to celebrate our planet and mother earth will be taking place throughout the weekend. If you're looking to celebrate with your

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100 Million Roses Grown for Valentine’s Day Produce 9,000 Metric Tons of CO2

100 Million Roses Grown for Valentine’s Day Produce 9,000 Metric Tons of CO2

Galyna Andrushko / Shutterstock Roses may be red, but they're definitely not green according to research from Scientific American. As millions of partners exchange bunches of red roses in the run up to

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13 Green Design Valentines for the Designers, Architects and Visionaries We Love!

13 Green Design Valentines for the Designers, Architects and Visionaries We Love!

Shigeru Ban Roses are red, Shigeru is the man. We love cardboard architecture & we love Shigeru Ban! Forget Bieber, Gosling and Pitt. When it comes to our crushes, we're absolutely BANanas for

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Why You Shouldn’t Purchase Flowers for Your Valentine

Why You Shouldn’t Purchase Flowers for Your Valentine

This year for Valentine’s Day, show your sweetie that you care about the environment as much as you do for him or her, by NOT sending them flowers. Aside from the fact that cut flowers die within days

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6 Ways To Have A Shareable Valentine’s Day

6 Ways To Have A Shareable Valentine’s Day

Nab The Perfect Gift On Yerdle Sharing is the new shopping, according to the founders of Yerdle, the newest online swapping community on the block. Yerdle makes it easy for people to post pictures and

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14 Eco-Friendly Lingerie Gifts to Heat Things Up on Valentine’s Day

14 Eco-Friendly Lingerie Gifts to Heat Things Up on Valentine’s Day

Turn up the heat this Valentine's Day by creating a little climate change of your own with some sexy sustainable lingerie. We've rounded up 14 of our favorite eco-underthings, each one sure to get your

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6 Vegetarian And Vegan Snack Alternatives For Super Bowl Sunday

6 Vegetarian And Vegan Snack Alternatives For Super Bowl Sunday

Vegan Soft Pretzels Nothing goes better with a cold beer than a salty pretzel and some spicy mustard dipping sauce. If you really want to impress your vegan guests, this recipe from La Pure Mama is the

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Inhabitat New Year’s Resolutions for 2013!

Inhabitat New Year’s Resolutions for 2013!

HAPPY NEW YEAR INHABITAT READERS! 2013 is finally here and we can't wait to see what the new year has in store for us! But before we get out of holiday-mode and back into the groove of things

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XMS MissileToe: Recycled Christmas Tree Rocket Shoots for the Stars

XMS MissileToe: Recycled Christmas Tree Rocket Shoots for the Stars

We've shared lots of great ways to compost, recycle or reuse your old Christmas tree - but blasting it off into space never crossed our mind. Two DIY’ers have decided to “reuse” their Christmas tree

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HOW TO: Swap, Sell or Steal Your Way to the Holiday Gift You Really Wanted

HOW TO: Swap, Sell or Steal Your Way to the Holiday Gift You Really Wanted

You dropped hints, posted on your Facebook wall and even flat out told your relatives exactly what you wanted for your holiday gift, but sadly, you still ended up getting a Snuggie. But wait! Before you

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Happy Holidays from Team Inhabitat!

Happy Holidays from Team Inhabitat!

Photo: News writer, Timon Singh Season's greetings, dear readers! From chilly NYC to snowy Salt Lake City to the hot summer streets of Buenos Aires, team Inhabitat is sending you warm holiday wishes

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Architects and Chefs Team Up To Build Fairytale Gingerbread Castles in Seattle

Architects and Chefs Team Up To Build Fairytale Gingerbread Castles in Seattle

For the last 20 years, the Sheraton Seattle has been hosting the annual gingerbread village contest. Top Seattle architects and chefs join forces to create fantastical and edible worlds all with the goal

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Taste Tree is Made Up of 5,000 Spare Porcelain Plates & Cups in Belgium

Taste Tree is Made Up of 5,000 Spare Porcelain Plates & Cups in Belgium

The Taste Tree is a unique Christmas tree made up of upcycled plates and cups sourced from local families. Inge Vanluyd and Stefan Vanbergen of the creative firm MOOZ noticed they had odd plates and other

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Santa Relocation Project: Father Christmas to Leave North Pole Due to Global Warming

Santa Relocation Project: Father Christmas to Leave North Pole Due to Global Warming

With the Arctic Ice rapidly melting, Santa Claus is being forced to pick up and move his workshop. Letters addressed to the North Pole will need to be forwarded to his new address and Santa’s workshop

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Make Your Own DIY Green Gifts This Holiday Season!

Make Your Own DIY Green Gifts This Holiday Season!

This holiday season, skip the consumer madness and get crafty! Why not give your friends and family hand-made one-of-a-kind gifts that you made with a little of your own elbow grease (and we don't mean

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Photographer Jamie Kripke Documents the Bitter Side of Christmas Trees

Photographer Jamie Kripke Documents the Bitter Side of Christmas Trees

Ancient Egyptian, Roman and Chinese cultures once saw evergreen trees as symbols of eternal life, and Scandinavians placed them inside -- or just outside -- their homes to express hope for the forthcoming

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Petey’s Holiday Recipes: Vegan Almond Cookies

Petey’s Holiday Recipes: Vegan Almond Cookies

The holidays wouldn't be complete without someone whipping up a batch of cookies to be shared with friends and family. Just in time for Christmas, Inhabitat's Editor-in-Chief Jill Feherenbacher is sharing

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HOW TO: Green Your Christmas Tree

HOW TO: Green Your Christmas Tree

Christmas trees are one of the most enjoyable traditions of the holiday season, and there are lots of easy ways to go green with your Christmas tree: from using living potted Christmas trees, to recycled

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10 Architectural Gingerbread Creations from 2012 to Make You Salivate!

10 Architectural Gingerbread Creations from 2012 to Make You Salivate!

1. Selfridges Store Window inspired by the film by Bruce Weber This architectural cookie installation was inspired by the film produced by Bruce Weber for Selfridges department store in London. Titled

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14 Great Gifts for Your Parents

14 Great Gifts for Your Parents

Though you may not always see eye to eye, the holidays are still a time to show your parents how much you love them. After all, you'd be nowhere without them (literally). It's also a chance to introduce

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