Green Holidays

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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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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Customized Gifts For Your Friends and Family

Customized Gifts For Your Friends and Family

One of the easiest ways to ensure that a holiday gift will be liked by the recipient is to personalize it to suit their taste. Nowadays it's easy to create one-of-a-kind, customized gifts for everyone on

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10 Green Christmas Tree Alternatives to Make Your Holiday Shine

10 Green Christmas Tree Alternatives to Make Your Holiday Shine

Superstar Tree - $449.99 at Modernica Studio Candle Christmas Tree - Contact the artist for pricing Cardboard Alpine Tree - $24.99 at Cardboard Safari Cardboard Christmas Tree - $19.99 at The Cardboard

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16 Inspiring Green Gifts for Girls

16 Inspiring Green Gifts for Girls

Dolls, ribbons and ponies may seem like the traditional presents to give to little ladies, but today's modern girl is interested in much more than that. Instead of opting for some of the more staid

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16 Fun-Filled Green Gifts for Tots

16 Fun-Filled Green Gifts for Tots

Trying to figure out which gifts will make the holidays bright for your little ones without resorting to plastic toys from the local big box shop? We've taken the guesswork out of the whole process with

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Green Rabbit Nursery Delivers and Replants Live Christmas Trees in Austria

Green Rabbit Nursery Delivers and Replants Live Christmas Trees in Austria

Through a new special service in Austria, families can order a living Christmas tree online and have it delivered to their home in time for the holidays. Green Rabbit nursery in Vienna is offering up

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20 Gorgeous Green Holiday Gifts She’ll Love

20 Gorgeous Green Holiday Gifts She’ll Love

Baffled about what to get for the special lady in your life this holiday? Whether you're shopping for your girlfriend, wife, mom, sis, friend or grannie, our Green Gifts for Her guide has something that

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Dutch Engineer Uses CAD-Based Laser Program to Build Gingerbread House

Dutch Engineer Uses CAD-Based Laser Program to Build Gingerbread House

Dutch engineer Johan Von Konow has created a stunning gingerbread house – but instead of using traditional techniques he used a 50W laser engraver with a simple CAD program! Johan first created an

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Celebrate The Holidays With Eco-Friendly and Natural Traditions From Around the World!

Celebrate The Holidays With Eco-Friendly and Natural Traditions From Around the World!

Photo via Shutterstock With all the pressure to buy “stuff,” December has become the most commercialized time of year, but celebrating the holidays doesn’t have to mean spending lots of

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12 Heirloom Gifts They Will Cherish Forever

12 Heirloom Gifts They Will Cherish Forever

We've been bringing you the best green gifts all week but it's important to point out that an object doesn't have to be biodegradable or made from recycled materials to be sustainable. The most

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How to Green Your Holidays With Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor

How to Green Your Holidays With Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor

The holidays are a time for peace on Earth and goodwill toward men, but decorating your home with energy-guzzling lights and dead trees hardly fits in either category. Luckily, eco-conscious yuletide

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Melodie Dearden Creates a Perfect Gingerbread Replica of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater!

Melodie Dearden Creates a Perfect Gingerbread Replica of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater!

We had to share this ambitious gingerbread masterpiece replicating in small scale Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, created by culinary artist Melodie Dearden. On Dearden's Garden Melodies blog, she

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The White House’s LED-Illuminated National Christmas Tree is Greener Than Ever in its 90th Year

The White House’s LED-Illuminated National Christmas Tree is Greener Than Ever in its 90th Year

The National Christmas Tree at the White House is greener than ever this year, as it's illuminated with over 450 strands of LED Christmas lights and 120 star-shaped LED ornaments, totaling over 4,000

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Awesome Green Gifts For Under $20!

Awesome Green Gifts For Under $20!

Strapped for cash, but still want to WOW everyone with your gift offerings? Shop our Green Gifts Under $20 Guide! Whether you’re shopping for your mom, dad, siblings, better half, kids, friends or

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HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Vegan Gluten-Free Hanukkah Jelly Donuts

HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Vegan Gluten-Free Hanukkah Jelly Donuts

The first day of Hanukkah is this coming Sunday - so why not celebrate the season with a batch of delicious vegan, gluten-free sufganiyot jelly donuts? We've rounded up our favorite recipe for these

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6 Easy Ways To Make Your Own Gift Wrap

6 Easy Ways To Make Your Own Gift Wrap

According to Earth911.com, “As much as half of the 85 million tons of paper products Americans consume every year goes toward packaging, wrapping and decorating goods… [and] wrapping paper and

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8 Festive LED Christmas Lights To Save You Energy & Green Your Holidays

8 Festive LED Christmas Lights To Save You Energy & Green Your Holidays

Now that autumn has arrived, the holiday season is ramping up - and it's never too soon to start thinking about decor for the winter festivities to come. This year, instead of rolling out that tangled

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Gary Card’s Electric Christmas Tree is Made from Recycled Chevy Volt Parts!

Gary Card’s Electric Christmas Tree is Made from Recycled Chevy Volt Parts!

The electric Chevy Volt may be a pretty cool green ride - but did you know it also makes a great Christmas Tree? Engadget reports that Vauxhaull, the British subsidiary of General Motors, is celebrating

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HOLIDAY BAKING RECIPES: Petey’s Vegan Almond Cookies

HOLIDAY BAKING RECIPES: Petey’s Vegan Almond Cookies

One of the best ways to warm up the house, pump up the holiday cheer, and have a little fun with your friends and family is to spend a few hours baking! This holiday season Inhabitat's Editor-in-Chief

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