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Join Malibu Unites to Help Advocate for Non-toxic American Schools

Join Malibu Unites to Help Advocate for Non-toxic American Schools

Schools in America are more toxic than ever. Luckily, there are groups like Malibu Unites - a coalition of concerned parents, teachers, community members, scientists, public figures and environmental

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Help Edible Schoolyard NYC Build Organic Gardens for East Harlem Schools!

Help Edible Schoolyard NYC Build Organic Gardens for East Harlem Schools!

We all know how important being around nature is for boosting morale and health, which is why Edible Schoolyard NYC needs your help to bring organic gardens to several disadvantaged schools in Harlem. The

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Struggling Economy Linked to Schools that Fail to Meet the Needs of Young Boys

Struggling Economy Linked to Schools that Fail to Meet the Needs of Young Boys

In today's economy, men need brains, not just brawn to succeed. This is an unfortunate dilemma considering schools today may be failing to provide boys with the know-how needed to be successful in

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INTERVIEW: Mark Wigley on Greening Architecture Schools

INTERVIEW: Mark Wigley on Greening Architecture Schools

Buildings account for almost half (48%) of all greenhouse-gas emissions annually. This oft-repeated statistic highlights what many architects and designers have long realized: the building industry has a

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Croatian Schools Plan To Use Renewable Energy To Fund Better Education

Croatian Schools Plan To Use Renewable Energy To Fund Better Education

Education funding always seems to be last on the list for politicians (even though it should be the first). Schools in Croatia face the same problem, which has spurred one enterprising elementary school

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Schools Institute ‘Heat Days’ to Protect Kids from Soaring Classroom Temperatures

Schools Institute ‘Heat Days’ to Protect Kids from Soaring Classroom Temperatures

Image via Shutterstock. Snow days force school closures due to heaps of snow and ice - and now rising temperatures across the country are forcing some schools to institute "heat days." As the AP

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Kijani Grows Will Bring Small, Internet Connected Aquaponics Gardens to Schools

Kijani Grows Will Bring Small, Internet Connected Aquaponics Gardens to Schools

Aquaponics systems have grown in popularity over the years and they're currently one of the most common urban farming techniques. But while closed loop gardens—including the one you see above —are

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CalTech Researcher John Dabiri Uses Biomimicry to Design Cheaper, More Efficient Vertical Axis Wind Farms Inspired by Schools of Fish

CalTech Researcher John Dabiri Uses Biomimicry to Design Cheaper, More Efficient Vertical Axis Wind Farms Inspired by Schools of Fish

Wind turbine designs have improved significantly in recent years, but wind farms are still pretty inefficient. That's because traditional wind turbines -- the ones with three huge blades -- interfere with

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Proceeds from LSTN’s Reclaimed Wood Headphones Go to Help Restore Hearing in Children in Deaf Schools

Proceeds from LSTN’s Reclaimed Wood Headphones Go to Help Restore Hearing in Children in Deaf Schools

In the market for a new pair of headphones? Before you reach for those overpriced Beats by Dr. Dre (which are also made in China), consider wrapping your ears in a pair of LSTN's gorgeous reclaimed wood

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Parents Protest Yoga Being Taught in Public Schools

Parents Protest Yoga Being Taught in Public Schools

Image via Shutterstock Yoga is practiced all over the world because of the health benefits it provides, but can yoga be divorced from its Hindu roots? That’s the question that parents began asking

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Solar-Powered Floating Schools Allow Bangladeshi Kids to Learn During Monsoon Season

Solar-Powered Floating Schools Allow Bangladeshi Kids to Learn During Monsoon Season

When flood waters inundate schools - sometimes for up to four months a year - the small solar-powered boats are activated as a substitute. The boats, which each have a capacity of roughly 30 students,

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Toxic Schools Risk Making Kids and Teachers Sick

Toxic Schools Risk Making Kids and Teachers Sick

As part of his "Toxic America" series, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been investigating schools, and his findings are not good. Research suggests that at least one-third of U.S. schools have mold, dust

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Mario Cucinella’s 20 Bright Green Schools in Gaza Will Educate up to 16,000 Children

Mario Cucinella’s 20 Bright Green Schools in Gaza Will Educate up to 16,000 Children

Mario Cucinella has designed a gorgeous prototype for the first of twenty green schools that will soon pop up throughout the Gaza Strip at a price of $2 million a pop. Combining contemporary sustainable

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6 Exceptional Eco Schools

6 Exceptional Eco Schools

Philippine Bamboo School Project FROG Oaxaca School of Plastic Arts APAP Open School German High School School of Art, Design and Media The Green School This magnificent school campus in Bali is

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Hug It Forward Builds Sustainable Schools Out of Plastic Bottles in Guatemala

Hug It Forward Builds Sustainable Schools Out of Plastic Bottles in Guatemala

We’ve always been fascinated with “bottle schools,” which are constructed out of used plastic bottles and tackle both the lack of schools in developing countries and the trash problems

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Solar Powered Schools in California Will Save the State $1.5 Billion

Solar Powered Schools in California Will Save the State $1.5 Billion

Cash-strapped California is in the midst of a Solar Schools initiative that will help the state save over $1.5 billion in energy costs over the next 30 years. In partnership with SunPower, the California

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Innovative and Flexible Prefab Prototype Schools For Los Angeles School District

Innovative and Flexible Prefab Prototype Schools For Los Angeles School District

The number of students at a given school changes over time, and since many schools are overcrowded now, districts are looking towards more efficient and flexible building options. Gonzales Goodale

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Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Not long after the holiday break, a Staten Island mother received a shocking letter from her children's school: PCBs had been found on the floor tiles. The culprit was a leaking light fixture.

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Schools and Daycare Are Sources of Toxic Chemical Exposure for Kids

Schools and Daycare Are Sources of Toxic Chemical Exposure for Kids

If your children go to school or daycare, you'll want to read this scary news. New research found that classrooms and daycare centers are a significant source of exposure to flame retardants and

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Top 5 Greenest Schools

Top 5 Greenest Schools

With back to school season in full swing, we couldn't help but wonder which colleges and universities are rated at the top of the green class. And with all the research that high school Juniors and

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VIVACE: Slow Water Current Energy Mimics Schools of Fish

VIVACE: Slow Water Current Energy Mimics Schools of Fish

Vivace is a new energy technology that gets its name from a phenomenon that engineers have been battling for 25 years. VIV (vortex induced vibrations) destroyed the Narrows Bridge in Washington State in

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INFOGRAPHIC: You Won’t Believe How Many World-Changing Inventions Came From NASA

INFOGRAPHIC: You Won’t Believe How Many World-Changing Inventions Came From NASA

Everyone knows NASA put a man on the moon - but did you know that the agency's R&D has also led to the invention of water filters, memory foam, and the computer mouse? This great new infographic from

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Canada’s Toxic “Dumpcano” Finally Extinguished After Four Months

Canada’s Toxic “Dumpcano” Finally Extinguished After Four Months

A dump fire that has been burning for nearly four months in the remote northern Canadian city of Iqaluit has finally been extinguished. The "Dumpcano" as it has been known locally has been spewing toxic

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LAST CHANCE: Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

LAST CHANCE: Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

It's that time of year again - school bells are ringing across the States, and students everywhere are getting ready for a brand new year. To encourage you to green your back-to-school routine we're

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DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this revolutionary way of growing food in some of the

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Janine Benyus, Author and Founder of Biomimicry 3.8

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Janine Benyus, Author and Founder of Biomimicry 3.8

In 1997, biologist and innovation consultant Janine Benyus, released her first book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this publication she coined the term 'biomimicry' and laid the groundwork

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Artist Melts 1,527 Guns to Make Shovels for Tree Planting!

Artist Melts 1,527 Guns to Make Shovels for Tree Planting!

The city of Culiacán, in western Mexico has the highest rate of gun deaths in the country. After speaking with family members of victims of drug crimes in the city, artist Pedro Reyes decided to use its

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Upcycled Shipping Containers are Reborn as Colorful Schoolrooms

Upcycled Shipping Containers are Reborn as Colorful Schoolrooms

Shipping containers are commonly seen on the backs of trucks all over the world, but few of us are accustomed to seeing them in our schools! You can find these containers for sale in Perth, New York,

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Concerned Supermodel Cindy Crawford Pulls Kids Out of Toxic School

Concerned Supermodel Cindy Crawford Pulls Kids Out of Toxic School

We recently wrote about Malibu Unites, an inspirational coalition of concerned parents, teachers, community members, and public figures from across the U.S. who are attempting to rid our schools of toxins

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