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Backpacks for Kids Get Your Child (and a Child in Need) Ready for School

Backpacks for Kids Get Your Child (and a Child in Need) Ready for School

It's already time to start gearing up for the new school year, and while pencils and pads are on the top of our to-buy list, we've also been on the hunt for right pack to put all these new supplies into.

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Lady Gaga Launches a Spoof Baby Clothing Line that Includes a Mini Meat Dress

Lady Gaga Launches a Spoof Baby Clothing Line that Includes a Mini Meat Dress

The media and fashion industry has dubbed Lady Gaga as being both fashion-forward and a major influence on pop culture, so it was only a matter of time she followed in the footsteps of all of

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Tegu’s Colorful Magnetic Building Blocks Help Honduran Families

Tegu’s Colorful Magnetic Building Blocks Help Honduran Families

These eye-catching, eco-friendly building blocks by Tegu may look like simple wooden stacking blocks that we all remember from childhood, but - despite appearances - these are not your mama's blocks!

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Study Shows Kids Can Predict the Future of Technology

Study Shows Kids Can Predict the Future of Technology

When Whitney Houston belted out the line "children are our are future, teach them well and let them lead the way" she definitely knew more than she led on. A recent study conducted by international

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INTERVIEW: Designer Hugh Hayden and His Amazing Recycled Tennis Ball Furniture

INTERVIEW: Designer Hugh Hayden and His Amazing Recycled Tennis Ball Furniture

We love being on hand for spring design shows because they offer rare up close and personal access to the designers we mostly admire from afar the rest of the year. Last year, we were fortunate enough to

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Genderless Baby ‘Storm Stocker’ Ignites a Media Firestorm

Genderless Baby ‘Storm Stocker’ Ignites a Media Firestorm

Storm Stocker has a secret and it's being kept by his or her parents. A Toronto couple recently ignited a firestorm by opting to conceal the sex of their baby, Storm, expressing that they wanted to allow

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5 Tips on How to Start a Family Vegetable Garden this Spring!

5 Tips on How to Start a Family Vegetable Garden this Spring!

Spring has finally sprung and we couldn't think of a better time to start planting some veggies! Even if you don't have a green thumb, rest assured -- we've rounded up 5 green tips that will make sure

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Eco-Eggs Easter Egg Coloring Kit Features Fruit & Veggie Dyes

Eco-Eggs Easter Egg Coloring Kit Features Fruit & Veggie Dyes

Easter egg coloring is a fun tradition we can definitely get behind, but with so many toxic food dyes out there, it's not hard to to raise an eyebrow when your child sticks his or her hand in a bowl full

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Pete Oyler’s Rip + Tatter Chair Wants You to Unleash Your Destructive Side

Pete Oyler’s Rip + Tatter Chair Wants You to Unleash Your Destructive Side

© Matthew Williams 2010 If you've got a few destructive tots hanging around the house, you're probably not looking to invest in high-end, designer furniture. But here's one cool and modern alternative

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Eco Parenting New Year’s Resolutions for 2011!

Eco Parenting New Year’s Resolutions for 2011!

The start of a new year is the perfect time to set some productive resolutions. This year we asked some of our favorite green bloggers and sustainable designers to share what they have planned for

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5 Creative Apps for Kids on the Go

5 Creative Apps for Kids on the Go

Providing your children with the right tools to develop their creativity from the offset is a gesture that has the potential to transform their future. But if you're a parent who struggles with pulling

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Way Basics Charlotte Table & Stool Set! ($140)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Way Basics Charlotte Table & Stool Set! ($140)

If your kids love hosting get-togethers of their very own, then this colorful Charlotte Table Set is the perfect spot for them to serve up air tea and cookies for their best friends and Teddy. This week

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GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win $150 of Zutano Organic Baby Clothing!

GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win $150 of Zutano Organic Baby Clothing!

Bundle your baby up in organic love this season with a few of these lovely pieces from Zutano. This week we've teamed up with Zutano to give away a $150 gift certificate to one lucky reader. More than

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San Francisco Bans Happy Meals!

San Francisco Bans Happy Meals!

San Francisco is known as the evergreen city with their composting, their hordes of EV charging stations and now word on the street is that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to ban toy

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Don’t Forget to Enter Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest!

Don’t Forget to Enter Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest!

Halloween is just around the corner and we know you and your tot have been hard at work on that homemade costume! If you can't wait to show off that spooktastic DIY costume, then now is the perfect time

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Top 5 Green-Themed TV Shows For Kids!

Top 5 Green-Themed TV Shows For Kids!

While we're not huge TV addicts or fans of excessive boob-tubing, we do find that TV can occasionally be relaxing, enjoyable, and sometimes even illuminating. So if you are an eco-minded parent who is

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Inhabitots Green Kids Halloween Costume Contest!

Inhabitots Green Kids Halloween Costume Contest!

TRICK OR ORGANIC TREAT! One of our favorite fall holidays is creeping up around the corner and we’ve just announced our annual Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest, where we ask crafty DIY mamas

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Awesome Net Zero Ocean Adventure Lab Up for Auction!

Awesome Net Zero Ocean Adventure Lab Up for Auction!

This year’s Project Playhouse brought forth a bevy of whimsical designs that got us wishing we were 4-feet tall again, but it was the design submitted by the folks at LPA Inc. and Turner Construction

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INTERVIEW: Eco-Entrepreneur gDiapers’ Founder Kim Graham Nye

INTERVIEW: Eco-Entrepreneur gDiapers’ Founder Kim Graham Nye

Debuting nearly two years ago, gDiaper became the world’s first flushable diaper. Meeting rave reviews from mothers and fathers who were conflicted with the extra work that came with cloth diapering,

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Back to School Backpack + School Supplies!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Back to School Backpack + School Supplies!

It’s almost time to head back to school, and if you’ve got a pint-sized person gearing up to hit the coloring books, then you’ve gotta enter our latest giveaway! To help pump up the excitement of

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Mini Modular Eco-Homes from Modern Playhouse

Mini Modular Eco-Homes from Modern Playhouse

Today’s kids are quite the lucky bunch - not only are they more tech savvy than any other generation before, but they’ve got some awesome parents who are die hard to instill a little bit of modernism

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Pixar Animator Joins Forces with Lego to Create ‘Cube Dudes’

Pixar Animator Joins Forces with Lego to Create ‘Cube Dudes’

Even the über creatives at Pixar can't resist the charms of a Lego block. Pixar animator Angus MacLane recently joined the ranks of Lego enthusiasts, creating his own series of 'Cube Dudes' for much

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8 Kids Who Will Inspire You With Their Amazing Eco-Innovations

8 Kids Who Will Inspire You With Their Amazing Eco-Innovations

You may think today's kids just aren’t as crafty as you were back in the day, especially with all this entertainment technology at their fingertips - where's the imagination?! But think again. While

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Deserved Deliveries: A New Type of Birthing Clinic for NYC

Deserved Deliveries: A New Type of Birthing Clinic for NYC

Each year thousands of people take up residence in New York City and many settle down to start families, so it seems like this cutting edge metropolis would be the ideal place to weigh every available

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My Neighbor Totoro: One of the Best Family Films Ever Made

My Neighbor Totoro: One of the Best Family Films Ever Made

As adorable as the animated characters of stories like "Shrek" and "Toy Story" may be, the trials and tribulations these protagonists go through often carry enough stress to send even the most tranquil

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Inhabitat Reports on the Best of Dwell On Design 2010!

Inhabitat Reports on the Best of Dwell On Design 2010!

Inhabitat set up a booth in collaboration with Touch Studio to showcase the winners of our 2010 Spring Greening DIY Design Competition. Dwell Outdoor showcased an incredible array of green designs

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A Hybrid Vehicle That Turns From Kid’s Play Car to Rocking Chair!

A Hybrid Vehicle That Turns From Kid’s Play Car to Rocking Chair!

We love multi-tasking furniture, but this piece is exceptionally impressive. Designed by Hans Brockhage and Erwin Andra, the “Schaukelwagen” is a unique kind of hybrid that made its debut well before

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Eco Friendly Kids Glass from Skyline Design

Eco Friendly Kids Glass from Skyline Design

Skyline Design unveiled its ultra-fun line of graphic illustrated glass at NeoCon this week and it's a hit - especially with young designers. The material's brightly hued shapes provide the perfect

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Loomstate’s World Cup Ready Organic Cotton Soccer Balls

Loomstate’s World Cup Ready Organic Cotton Soccer Balls

Could your child be the next Cristiano Ronaldo? The World Cup is in full play, so what better way to get the family going than with this eco-friendly mini-soccer ball from Loomstate?! Measuring at a

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A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

We were absolutely enamored when we spotted this delightful tree shaped bookshelf by designer Shawn Soh at this year's ICFF. Appropriately named the "Tree Bookshelf," Soh sets up several loving tree

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