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Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

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We're giving away a queen-sized organic cotton mattress worth $679!

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We spend one third of our lifetime in bed, so a natural sleep surface is one of the most important investments you can make. Why? Conventional mattresses are chock full of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are extremely hazardous to our health including flame retardants linked to allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, endocrine problems and cancer. Fortunately, there are many natural mattress alternatives including organic cotton, wool and natural latex. And now, thanks to the good folks at My Green Mattress, one lucky Inhabitat reader will have the chance to win their very own all-natural, non-toxic mattress. We’re giving away a brand new medium-firm Queen-Sized Pure Echo Mattress valued at $679! Plus, every Inhabitat reader will receive an exclusive $75 off any mattress using PROMO CODE: Inhabitat$75. Read on to learn how you can enter to win the best sleep of your life.

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1. SIGN UP FOR THE GREEN MATTRESS NEWSLETTER (Note: Scroll down to the bottom of the page)

2. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling us what you like most about the Pure Echo Mattress and why you need a healthier, green mattress.

Due to popular demand, we are happy to announce that we are extending the deadline to 7/8/2015 11:59PM EST. We want to give our loyal readers, their friends, and their family members the opportunity to win this organic cotton mattress and have a better night’s sleep!

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Pod-like Survival Capsule protects those who can't flee a tsunami

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White House rolls out plan to install solar panels on subsidized housing

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Solar power is a booming industry, thanks to technology that is more affordable than ever. Yet, only one percent of grid power in the United States comes from the sun. President Barack Obama seeks to change those figures with a unique plan to install solar panels on the rooftops of subsidized housing. By finding ways to make solar panels available to lower income Americans, the White House hopes to help cash-strapped citizens cut their electricity bills while combating climate change. It’s basically a one-two punch for the economy and the environment.

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Self-driving electric robocabs could slash greenhouse gas emissions 94%

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Autonomous vehicle research and development is hot, hot, hot. Google’s self-driving cars are on the streets already, Uber is laying the groundwork, and Tesla’s upcoming update for the Model S will include some ‘self-steering’ features as well. We’ve joked about the idea of self-driving taxi cabs, but researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are taking the concept quite seriously. A new study shows that greenhouse gas emissions from cars in the United States could be slashed by 94 percent in 2030 if battery-powered electric “robocabs” are allowed on the roads.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s greatest city parks

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Urban parks are one of the most important components of a healthy and livable city. Not only do they sequester carbon and provide respite from the concrete jungle, but parks are also great cultural and historic landmarks. In honor of urban parks, Fairmont created an infographic highlighting eight of the greatest city parks from around the world from London’s Hyde Park to the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The infographic offers an overview of each park and their design, random facts, and insider’s tips to give readers a greater appreciation for these landscapes.

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Bkeeper upcycles unused beehives into furniture and design for the home

 

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Israel-based Bkeeper – motto: “the art of saving bees” – takes old beehives and turns them into eclectic furniture and design for the home. According to the founder, Hagar Pundak, upcycling unused hives not only helps bring attention to the plight of the bees, but it also creates an environment that feels like living in a house buzzing with nature. Pundak, who is a fifth-generation beekeeper, uses his designs to work with high-risk youth to provide education and ensure that bees will have a future thanks to the next generation of care-givers.

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Bright and bold QUO shipping container mall springs up in Buenos Aires

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Brooklyn's green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

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Looking to send your kids to camp this summer? Forget about archery and water-skiing. Brooklyn’s non-profit Black Girls Sew is bringing back their Sew Green Summer Camp for the second year and it is eco-fabulous! The industrious non-profit combines a love of Mother Earth with a passion for sewing by teaching eco-friendly sewing techniques to aspiring fashion designers.

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Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof

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Inspiring LOSEV center in Turkey teaches visitors how to lead sustainable lives

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Google's RideWith takes on Uber in Israel

Google's RideWith takes on Uber in Israel

Look out Uber, the mighty Gorg is on your tail. Google is now entering the “hire a ride” business with RideWith, a chance for you to pay to carpool with someone else. Or vice versa.…

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Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

+ Booze Books Kickstarter "Our books pay homage to some of the literary greats while instilling a bit of rebellion by helping our customers hide alcohol in plain sight." Kevin…

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Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi 3D-prints masterpieces with light

Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi 3D-prints masterpieces with light

Though the technology is in its infancy, 3D printing has already found a wide range of uses. 3D printers have been used to create prosthetic limbs, meat, entire two story homes, and…

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Gorgeous Doll’s House extension transforms a drafty bungalow into an energy-efficient home

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Australian design firm BKK Architects completed the Doll’s House, a flexible and energy-efficient addition to a former drafty bungalow. Taking inspiration from the traditional…

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Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with six prefab units

Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with…

Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture teamed up with Method Homes to make a sprawling prefab home in breathtaking Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Set in the footprint of the property’s…

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