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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NEWS ALERT: Sigg Water Bottles Contain BPA!

NEWS ALERT: Sigg Water Bottles Contain BPA!

You know those SIGG aluminum water bottles that eco-geeks carry around with them as a protest against plastic bottles? Well apparently, SIGG bottles manufactured before August of last year

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Inhabitat Editor Jill Fehrenbacher Profiled on Mighty Girl

Inhabitat Editor Jill Fehrenbacher Profiled on Mighty Girl

Hi Inhabitat readers! I'm the founder and editor-in-chief of Inhabitat. I don't talk a lot about myself on this website, since it isn't a personal blog, but for those of you who are interested

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ENTREPRENEURBIA: Rezoning the suburbs for a sustainable future

ENTREPRENEURBIA: Rezoning the suburbs for a sustainable future

They say that 'a picture is worth a thousand words', and nowhere is this more true than in the world of design. Oftentimes it doesn't matter how brilliant an idea is, if it can't be visualized

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REBURBIA TOP 20 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

REBURBIA TOP 20 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

If you've been reading Inhabitat at all over the past month, you've hopefully seen our countless announcements and banners about the Reburbia Design Competition - the contest we've been running

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Happy 1st Birthday Inhabitots!

Happy 1st Birthday Inhabitots!

We are thrilled to announce that our bouncing eco baby blog Inhabitots is turning 1 today! As proud parents, we've seen Tots grow and blossom into a wonderful young site in its own right and we

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Hey Bay Area readers – come to our reader meetup TONIGHT!

Hey Bay Area readers – come to our reader meetup TONIGHT!

Hey Bay Area Inhabitat readers! We're having our first ever San Francisco Inhabitat reader meetup tonight at Stable Cafe in the Mission district and we'd love to see you there! We'll be

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DEADLINE to enter ReBURBIA Competition is TOMORROW!

DEADLINE to enter ReBURBIA Competition is TOMORROW!

The Deadline to enter the REBURBIA Design Contest is FRIDAY - July 31st! If you've been reading Inhabitat this summer, by now hopefully you have heard about our REBURBIA contest. If you are

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SAN FRANCISCO READER MEETUP – Thursday July 30th!

SAN FRANCISCO READER MEETUP – Thursday July 30th!

Hey San Francisco Inhabitat readers! It's official! We're having our first ever San Francisco Inhabitat reader meetup at Stable Cafe from 5-8pm tomorrow. Because we are planning this so last

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San Francisco Inhabitat Reader Meetup?

San Francisco Inhabitat Reader Meetup?

Hey San Francisco Inhabitat readers! I'm out visiting the Bay Area right now, and the San Francisco Inhabitat crew is thinking that it would be fun to host a casual reader meetup somewhere in

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REMINDER: Enter the ReBURBIA Design Competition!

REMINDER: Enter the ReBURBIA Design Competition!

CALLING ALL ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS & ECO-EVANGELISTS! In case you missed it, last week we announced a design competition with Dwell Magazine called ReBURBIA: which asks you how you would

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ANNOUNCING…The REBURBIA DESIGN COMPETITION!

ANNOUNCING…The REBURBIA DESIGN COMPETITION!

THE FATE OF SUBURBIA IS IN YOUR HANDS! With the current housing crisis, the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, and rising energy costs, the future of suburbia looks bleak. Foreclosure signs are the

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What do YOU think about our new site layout?

What do YOU think about our new site layout?

Dear readers, We hope you notice that we're always tinkering with our website to try to make it the best possible experience for you, our readers. We've recently rolled out a brand new

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Great Green Gifts For Hipster Dads!

Great Green Gifts For Hipster Dads!

We've already given you some great green gift suggestions for your dad this Father's Day, but what about that hipper, younger dad you know? You know: your hubby, brother, or that cool dad you

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New York’s High Line Park in the Sky Opens Today!

New York’s High Line Park in the Sky Opens Today!

An elevated park in the sky built on top of the skeleton of an old rail system? It may have sounded impossible only five years ago, but today, the eagerly awaited High Line elevated urban park

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HUGE SUMMER SALE! 50% off VEJA Sneakers!!

HUGE SUMMER SALE! 50% off VEJA Sneakers!!

SALE ENDS TODAY AT MIDNIGHT!!!! Looking for some light-on-your-feet, light-on-the-planet, eco-sneakers for summer? You can't do much better than Veja's chic, green sneaks, which are

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LOYALE ECO-BIKINI CONTEST: WE HAVE A WINNER!

LOYALE ECO-BIKINI CONTEST: WE HAVE A WINNER!

DRUMROLL PLEASE...We have a winner!Dying to know if your comment about why you absolutely MUST have a sustainable swimsuit persuaded our judges that you deserve this stunning Loyale bikini?

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Modularean Eco Prefab Dollhouse!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Modularean Eco Prefab Dollhouse!

Every week on Inhabitat, we feature the best and the brightest in green prefab-ulous designs-- so when we saw David Baker's stunning, tiny Modularean House, we were excited to see that the joy

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Sweater ‘Sleeve’ Lamp by Sara Ebert

Sweater ‘Sleeve’ Lamp by Sara Ebert

Would you believe that this eye-catching lamp was made for under one dollar? 'Sleeve' by Sara Ebert is a lampshade made from a Salvation Army sweater and a discarded apple juice bottle.

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Pratt Students Design For One Dollar

Pratt Students Design For One Dollar

Far and away our favorite exhibit at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair was Design For A Dollar. With one dollar to work with, students from the Pratt Institute of Design in

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ICFF 2009: Highlights from the Contemporary Furniture Fair!

ICFF 2009: Highlights from the Contemporary Furniture Fair!

We came, we saw... and now we'd like to share with you our favorite green designs from this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair. This annual furniture fair takes place every year

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Inhabitat Reports from BKLYN Designs 2009!

Inhabitat Reports from BKLYN Designs 2009!

Yesterday morning, the Inhabitat team gathered in DUMBO for the opening of BKLYN Designs our favorite locally-grown furniture design show. In its seventh year, the annual showcase of

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BKLYN Designs Starts Today!

BKLYN Designs Starts Today!

BKLYN Designs starts today! BKLYN Designs starts today and we couldn't be more excited! Running from May 8-10, this awesome showcase of local furniture design kicks off NY Design Week, and is

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BKLYN DESIGNS STARTS TOMORROW!

BKLYN DESIGNS STARTS TOMORROW!

HEY DESIGN LOVING NEW YORKERS! BKLYN Designs starts tomorrow and we couldn't be more excited! Running from May 8-10, this awesome showcase of local furniture design kicks off NY Design Week,

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SMART, ECONOMICAL GREEN GIFTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

SMART, ECONOMICAL GREEN GIFTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Mother's day is fast approaching, so don't forget! (NEXT SUNDAY MAY 10th). This year, if you are looking to save some green while offering thoughtful green gifts, we've got some great ideas

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WAY BASICS Eco-friendly Flat-Pack Furniture

WAY BASICS Eco-friendly Flat-Pack Furniture

Love the idea of flat-pack in concept, but think the reality involves a frustrating wrestling match with an allen wrench and a cryptic set of Swedish instructions? Not so fast! Aiming to

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Project Earth Day is TONIGHT in NYC!

Project Earth Day is TONIGHT in NYC!

CALLING ALL NEW YORK ECO-FASHIONISTAS! What are you doing tonight? If your answer is not 'Going to Project Earth Day' - it should be. This extremely fun annual event happens every year around

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Test Out a Virtual Home Renovation in Comcast Town & enter to win a room-makeover by Inhabitat!

Test Out a Virtual Home Renovation in Comcast Town & enter to win a room-makeover by Inhabitat!

Contemplating remodeling but a little gun-shy about bringing out the big bucks and breaking into the drywall? Cable company Comcast has an interesting new ad campaign (yes featured on

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Ninetonine Zebra Crib

Ninetonine Zebra Crib

Looking for fun, modern furniture for the little ones in your life? We just spotted Spanish kids furniture designers Ninetonine at the Milan Furniture Fair, and we are as excited as kids in a

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VIDEO: Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show!

VIDEO: Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show!

Calling all eco-fashionistas in NYC!The third annual Project Earth Day fashion show is set to stun this Thursday with a dazzling array of sustainable looks by the hottest eco-fashion designers.

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Inhabitatshop Grand Opening: Blogger Contest!

Inhabitatshop Grand Opening: Blogger Contest!

Calling all eco-bloggers! The Inhabitat Shop recently launched with a fabulous collection of eco design goodies, and we need your help spreading the word about our spring green bounty! In order

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