Green Holidays

Jubiltree: A Reusable Wooden Christmas Tree for a Greener Holiday Season

Jubiltree: A Reusable Wooden Christmas Tree for a Greener Holiday Season

Now that November's wound down to a close and Christmas is right around the corner it's high time to start decking the halls - but why sacrifice an entire grown tree for a single season's decor? The

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One Two Tree: An Eco friendly Christmas Tree That can be Styled to Suit any Space

One Two Tree: An Eco friendly Christmas Tree That can be Styled to Suit any Space

Standing 84.5 cm tall, One Two Tree is an eco-friendly Christmas tree that consists of 26 ‘branches’ that rotate on a ‘trunk’. A hole drilled in the end of each branch enables you to create a

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Sharing Is The New Shopping: Yerdle Offers Zero-Cost Alternative To Black Friday Madness

Sharing Is The New Shopping: Yerdle Offers Zero-Cost Alternative To Black Friday Madness

This year, many conscientious consumers are exploring an out of the box (literally) alternative to black Friday madness - one that is made possible by the rise of the sharing economy. Yerdle, which

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Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from Inhabitat!

Photo from Shutterstock Happy Thanksgiving Inhabitants! 2012 was filled with many hardships, but it was also marked with milestones in innovation and breakthroughs in thinking that make us truly want

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Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving image via Shutterstock Happy T(of)urkey Day, readers! It's hard to believe that another holiday season is upon us — where does the time go?! We love Thanksgiving here at Inhabitat,

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DIY: Make a Homemade Organic Apple Pie with Butter Crust for the Holidays!

DIY: Make a Homemade Organic Apple Pie with Butter Crust for the Holidays!

Thanksgiving is just days away and, for those of you with unfinished menus, we have a delicious organic apple pie recipe that is guaranteed to make your guests swoon.  It's especially important to buy

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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 sure way to lower your Halloween eco-footprint is to make your own

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6 Easy Tips to Green Your 4th of July!

6 Easy Tips to Green Your 4th of July!

Summer veggies, Shutterstock 1. Go Meatless for the Day Nothing says 4th of July like a backyard barbecue but the global meat industry has put a terrible strain on the planet. So this year, why not

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6 Last Minute Activities for an Unforgettable Father’s Day!

6 Last Minute Activities for an Unforgettable Father’s Day!

1. COOK DAD A MEAL Even though your dad may seem like a superhero, he still needs to eat. So skip the drugstore socks and visit your local farmers' market where you can stock up on exactly what you need

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6 Great Green Father’s Day Gifts Under $30 that Kids Can Afford to Give Dad

6 Great Green Father’s Day Gifts Under $30 that Kids Can Afford to Give Dad

So far we've rounded up 11 fantastic gifts for Father's Day 2012 - but what about gifts for dads from tiny tots? Never fear, for we've rounded up 5 fun kid-friendly DIY projects for Father's Day and 6

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5 Easy and Environmentally-Friendly Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

5 Easy and Environmentally-Friendly Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! We applaud all of you devoted sons and daughters who diligently planned what they would be doing for their moms in advance. But what about the rest of us procrastinators? Don't panic!

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10 Awesome Eco-Activities to Do This Earth Day

10 Awesome Eco-Activities to Do This Earth Day

Happy Hikers, Shutterstock 1. Take a Hike There is no better way to get back in touch with the Earth's rhythms than to actually go outdoors and experience its many wonders. This Earth Day, why not take

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The History of Earth Day: When and Why This Celebration Came to Be

The History of Earth Day: When and Why This Celebration Came to Be

As Earth Day approaches this Sunday, many of us will contemplate our concerns over climate change, environmental destruction or dangers to our food supply, but do you know how this holiday first came to

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7 Ways to Revel in an Eco-Friendly Mardi Gras

7 Ways to Revel in an Eco-Friendly Mardi Gras

Recycle your Beads Mardi Gras 'throws,' the trinkets thrown by Krewe members from floats to parade goers, have a pretty rich history. Modern throws however, are largely made up of cheap plastic strings

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8 Green Valentines for the Architects and Designers We Love!

8 Green Valentines for the Architects and Designers We Love!

Mike's Design Crush: Michelle Kaufmann Ever since Inhabitat first met Michelle Kaufmann back in 2007, we've had a huge crush on her groundbreaking brand of sustainable design - she proved that green

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DIY: Six Homemade Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

DIY: Six Homemade Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

Heart Shaped Toaster Pastries Kids and adults will love to sit down to these homemade heart shaped toaster pastries to start off their Valentine’s Day. Just cut 2 hearts out of a rolled out, organic,

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Gingerbreadtron: A Gingerbread House That Transforms into a Candy Robot!

Gingerbreadtron: A Gingerbread House That Transforms into a Candy Robot!

We've seen some pretty epic gingerbread houses this holiday season but this Transformer Gingerbread House, aptly called Gingerbreadtron, really takes the cake. The crazy candy-clad house slowly

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Wrapping Paper and Holiday Cards from The UK Could Send a Bus to the Moon 20 Times

Wrapping Paper and Holiday Cards from The UK Could Send a Bus to the Moon 20 Times

According to a study by the Imperial College of London (ICL), if all the used wrapping paper and holiday cards in the United Kingdom were gathered and fermented, they could create enough biofuel to run a

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Happy Holidays from the Inhabitat Team!

Happy Holidays from the Inhabitat Team!

Jill Fehrenbacher, Editor-in-Chief This year I'm spending the holidays with my family in NYC. We don't enjoy the hustle and bustle of holiday travel, so we're laying low in our apartment, baking,

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DIY: How to Make a Terrarium Christmas Ornament!

DIY: How to Make a Terrarium Christmas Ornament!

MATERIALS: - Moss, plants and/or twigs small enough to fit into your terrarium ornament - Some soil - Tweezers - Reusable glass ornament orb - A ribbon (we used one from an old gift box - A chain or

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Last Minute Green Holiday Gift Guide: DIY Gifts, Gifts of Time and More!

Last Minute Green Holiday Gift Guide: DIY Gifts, Gifts of Time and More!

With Hanukkah currently taking place and Christmas eve just one night away, we're officially down to the gift giving wire! If you haven't had much time to chip away at your holiday list, or have simply

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GE Scientists Create 3D Printed Christmas Tree Ornaments!

GE Scientists Create 3D Printed Christmas Tree Ornaments!

Scientists at GE Global Research lab are getting into the holiday spirit with a slew of fun Christmas-themed experiments - from designing a state of the art sleigh for Santa to creating a brand new

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Surfers Against Sewage Upcycle Water Bottles Into a Christmas Tree

Surfers Against Sewage Upcycle Water Bottles Into a Christmas Tree

Surfers Against Sewage have staged a sculptural protest against beach littering by upcycling Mountain Dew bottles into this awesome Christmas tree. The team took 55 bottles found strewn along the beach to

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Woman Makes Harry Potter House Out of Gingerbread!

Woman Makes Harry Potter House Out of Gingerbread!

We've seen some pretty rad DIY gingerbread houses this holiday season -- from brownstones to geodesic domes to alpine cabins -- but if you're a Harry Potter fan, we've just found the edible house for you.

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HOW TO: Make Personalized Photo Pillows for Your Friends and Family

HOW TO: Make Personalized Photo Pillows for Your Friends and Family

MATERIALS: - An old pillowcase or t-shirt - An iron-on transfer paper sheet (your can buy a whole pack for $34 or just a few pieces for $6 ) - Some old clothes or fabric to use as stuffing for your

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This Edible Gingerbread Star Wars AT-AT Will Go Down With a Glass of Milk

This Edible Gingerbread Star Wars AT-AT Will Go Down With a Glass of Milk

For the holiday season, Blackmarket Bakery owner Rachel Klemek made this -- dare we say it -- adorable AT-AT from gingerbread. In Klemek's depiction of the infamous Battle of Hoth, the Star Wars assault

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10 Awesome Green Gadget Gifts for 2011

10 Awesome Green Gadget Gifts for 2011

If you've got a tech geek on your list this holiday season, but are having trouble figuring out what the latest and greatest gadgets are these days, then look no further because we've go you've covered!

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Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Barrel Christmas Tree is the Booziest One This Side of the Mississippi

Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Barrel Christmas Tree is the Booziest One This Side of the Mississippi

Standing at 26 ft tall, the tree is made almost entirely of Jack Daniel's barrels stacked atop one another in layers. The 2011 tree is the first one of its kind, but we think it would be wonderful if the

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