Jill Fehrenbacher

 

Jill is the founder of Inhabitat, as well as a LEED-AP green designer and green design consultant based in New York City. She created Inhabitat in 2005 as a way to catalog her search for new ways to improve the world through forward-thinking, high-tech, and environmentally conscious design. Educated at Brown University, where she received a B.A. in Art Semiotics, and Central St. Martins, where she received an M.A. in Design Studies, she currently resides in New York City, which so far has been good for her obsession with rooftop farming and vegan fast food restaurants.

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VIVAVI Brings Green Design to Armory Show in NYC

VIVAVI Brings Green Design to Armory Show in NYC

ATTENTION NEW YORKERS! This weekend is the annual Armory show in New York City - a giant art show which brings 50,000+ art lovers to Pier 94 in New York City from March 27th to 30th, to scoop up

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MODERN SLANT Eco End Table from Todd Laby

MODERN SLANT Eco End Table from Todd Laby

Ever since we first laid eyes on Todd Laby's stunning green furniture design back in 2005, we've been huge fans. Unlike so much of what passes for 'sustainable design' these days, this

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VISUALIZE THE WIND: With wind-powered LED light Firewinder

VISUALIZE THE WIND: With wind-powered LED light Firewinder

This might not be the most practical outdoor light in the world, but what the Firewinder lacks in pedestrian utility it makes up for in sheer engaging awesomeness. Transforming wind into light,

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WIND-UP ECO BAMBOO PHONE: Charged by whirling!

WIND-UP ECO BAMBOO PHONE: Charged by whirling!

Here's a great idea for a cell-phone that is thoroughly green in every way: from its biodegradable bamboo materials, to its thoughtfully considered lifecycle, to its ingenious use of kinetic

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RUSSIA TOWER – World’s largest naturally ventilated building

RUSSIA TOWER – World’s largest naturally ventilated building

What is going on with all these gigantic spiky eco towers popping up all over Russia and the former Soviet Union? First it was the piercing Siberian eco-tower in Mansyisk, then the sharp and

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ENERJAR: Make your own energy meter with the DIY Enerjar Kit!

ENERJAR: Make your own energy meter with the DIY Enerjar Kit!

Sometimes the best designs out there are not 'products' that can be purchased -- but big ideas made accessible to all through the power of Do-It-Yourself design. The award-winning EnerJar takes

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INHABITAT IS LOOKING FOR A POWER BLOGGER

INHABITAT IS LOOKING FOR A POWER BLOGGER

Hey readers - Any of you want to write for Inhabitat? We are currently looking for a super-duper power blogger, ideally based in New York City to put his or her excellent writing skills to

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VIDEO: Hymini Portable Wind Charger

VIDEO: Hymini Portable Wind Charger

Despite it's suspicious name, the Hymini really has nothing to do female naughty bits! Instead it is an extremely promising new portable wind charger. One of the biggest crowd-pleasers at our

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BAHAR SHAHPAR Eco Fashion – Fall Collection 2008

BAHAR SHAHPAR Eco Fashion – Fall Collection 2008

Bahar Shahpar Prepster Plaid Jumper When we first spotted New York designer Bahar Shahpar's adorable eco-friendly fashions last spring, we were instantly smitten with the playful colors,

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VIDEO: Treehugger Greener Gadgets Wrap

VIDEO: Treehugger Greener Gadgets Wrap

GREEN DEETS 013 Greener Gadgets Wrap from George Spyros on Vimeo Since we're on a video rampage today, we'd love to point you to a fabulous video of our Greener Gadgets Conference that we

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A Green Guide to Sustainable Skivvies!

A Green Guide to Sustainable Skivvies!

Let's face it- Valentine's Day isn't really about the romance anymore- it's about the chocolate, the Hallmark cards, and of course, the sexy lingerie. But sexy and sustainable aren't mutually

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GREENER GADGETS WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

GREENER GADGETS WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

The absolute highlight of our recent Greener Gadget Conference was our end-of-day presentation and live-audience judging of the Greener Gadgets Design Competition. Our favorite Core77

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GREENER GADGETS 2008 WRAP UP

GREENER GADGETS 2008 WRAP UP

Our first-of-its-kind Greener Gadgets Conference took place yesterday in New York City, and was a smashing success! We were thrilled to get such a great and diverse line-up of speakers,

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GREENER GADGETS STARTS TOMORROW IN NYC!

GREENER GADGETS STARTS TOMORROW IN NYC!

FRIDAY FEB 1st - LIVE WEBCAST OF GREENER GADGETS CONFERENCE HERE > It's finally upon us! The groundbreaking Greener Gadgets Gadgets, which we've worked so hard at Inhabitat to organize

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Win $2500 in Greener Gadgets Competition: ENDS TODAY!!

Win $2500 in Greener Gadgets Competition: ENDS TODAY!!

Calling all talented Inhabitat readers and product designers! ENTER OUR GREENER GADGETS DESIGN COMPETITION AND WIN $2500 > DEADLINE IS TODAY, SUNDAY JAN 27TH In order to qualify, work must

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GREENER GADGETS: Student tix sold out! Discounts end Friday

GREENER GADGETS: Student tix sold out! Discounts end Friday

LATEST UPDATE ON THE GREENER GADGETS CONFERENCE! The one-day Greener Gadgets Conference that we've been talking so much about here is taking place NEXT WEEK. Student tickets have just sold

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Greener Gadgets Launches Free Ticket Giveaway w/ Engadget

Greener Gadgets Launches Free Ticket Giveaway w/ Engadget

If you've been reading Inhabitat at all recently, you can't have failed to notice that we've been talking a lot about our upcoming Greener Gadgets Conference on February 1st in NYC, and the fast

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GREENER GADGETS IS FAST APPROACHING! – Feb 1st 2008

GREENER GADGETS IS FAST APPROACHING! – Feb 1st 2008

If you've been keeping up with Inhabitat, hopefully by now you have read about the Greener Gadgets Design Competition and the fast approaching Greener Gadgets Conference on February 1st in NYC.

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Charge Your Cellphone Just By Moving – With M2E Kinetic Power

Charge Your Cellphone Just By Moving – With M2E Kinetic Power

They may seem like such small devices - but cellphones have a surprisingly large environmental footprint, and the whole cellphone charging business is a serious pain in the butt to boot. Every

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Apple Gets Greener With Launch of MacBook Air

Apple Gets Greener With Launch of MacBook Air

Like Greenpeace, we've been on Apple's case for awhile now in regards to the sustainability issue. We just don't understand how it is that a company that has been so groundbreaking in terms of

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GREENER GADGETS: Last Day for Discount Tickets – Jan 15th!

GREENER GADGETS: Last Day for Discount Tickets – Jan 15th!

With all the talk at this year's Consumer Electronics Show about 'going green', we have to say that if you are really interested in exploring the issue of sustainable design innovation in the

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Greener Gadgets Design Competition – $4500 in prizes!

Greener Gadgets Design Competition – $4500 in prizes!

If you've been reading Inhabitat recently, hopefully by now you have noticed that we are organizing an event in NYC in February called the Greener Gadgets Conference - to explore design

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COMPANION: Solar crank charger, radio, light all in one

COMPANION: Solar crank charger, radio, light all in one

We love 2-for-1 devices here at Inhabitat - after all, what's more efficient and environmentally friendly than having one single tool that can serve variety of purposes? That's why we were

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VIDEO: Yves Behar Talks About the $100 Laptop

VIDEO: Yves Behar Talks About the $100 Laptop

With our Greener Gadgets Conference a few weeks away, and CES launching today, we thought it fitting to (re)show this great video about the One Laptop Per Child/XO Laptop. Check out the latest

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ECO-CHIC INHABITAT ROOT T-SHIRTS FOR SALE!

ECO-CHIC INHABITAT ROOT T-SHIRTS FOR SALE!

When we launched our Inhabitat T-shirt Design Competition last spring, we had no idea we would get so many entries or generate such interest from our readers. If you followed the design

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INHABITAT IS HIRING!

INHABITAT IS HIRING!

Hey San Francisco and New York readers - Any of you interested in working for Inhabitat? We are currently looking to fill a couple full time positions with Inhabitat. Specifically we are

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GREENER GADGETS CONFERENCE – February 1st in NYC!

GREENER GADGETS CONFERENCE – February 1st in NYC!

Greener Gadgets Conference - February 1st in NYC On February 1, 2008 industry leaders, entrepreneurs, journalists, and product designers will gather in New York City to discuss innovation and

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TOP 10 POPULAR GREEN DESIGN STORIES OF 2007

TOP 10 POPULAR GREEN DESIGN STORIES OF 2007

As we count down to the New Year, we are taking a moment to review 2007 and think about the highlights of the year. Each of us here at Inhabitat have our own personal opinions about what the

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TOP 10 GREEN DESIGN STORIES OF 2007

TOP 10 GREEN DESIGN STORIES OF 2007

With the new year rapidly approaching, now is a great time to stop and reflect on 2007. Looking back on the past year, and forward to the new one, we at Inhabitat are excited to see such great

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A GREENER CHRISTMAS TREE

A GREENER CHRISTMAS TREE

-Approximately 25 million-30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the nation every year. -An acre of living Christmas trees produces the daily oxygen for 18 people. -Eighty percent of

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