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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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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Loopwing Wind-Powered Toy Car

Loopwing Wind-Powered Toy Car

Today's tiny tots will be tomorrow's eco designers, politicians, and engineers -- so we can't think of a better way to inspire the next generation to think about renewable energy than by giving

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POWERleap Harnesses Energy From Foot Steps!

POWERleap Harnesses Energy From Foot Steps!

Here's a brilliant invention that makes us wonder why all city sidewalks aren't covered in piezoelectric tiles. POWERleap is a floor tiling system that converts wasted energy from human foot

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HAPPY ECO EASTER!

HAPPY ECO EASTER!

We've been running green-themed Easter tips all week on Inhabitots, and figured today was a great time to share the bounty with all of you. From a how-to guide to making your own home-made

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Project Earth Day

Project Earth Day

PROJECT EARTH DAY IS APRIL 23RD - 6PM With Earth Day less than a week away, it seems as if everyone is swapping invites to green parties and earth-focused events here in NYC. The third-annual

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BKLYN Designs

BKLYN Designs

BKLYN Designs takes place at St Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO, Brooklyn from May 8th – 10th 2009 BKLYN Designs >

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ICFF

ICFF

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) takes place at the Javits Center from May 16th – 19th 2009 icff.com >

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VOTE NOW In the Spring Green Design Competition!

VOTE NOW In the Spring Green Design Competition!

Drumroll please... After a week of spring crafting and much anticipation, we're thrilled to reveal the top entries in our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest! We received over 100 inspired

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LAST DAY To Register for LEED AP Exam in NYC!!

LAST DAY To Register for LEED AP Exam in NYC!!

Calling all aspiring green builders and LEED professionals! Today is the LAST DAY to register to take the old LEED AP exam in NYC. The new test after June 30th will be much harder, so if you

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EARTH HOUR 2009!

EARTH HOUR 2009!

Earth Hour New York City! Earth Hour New York City, View from Jill's Roof Empire State Building on Earth Hour 2009 Earth Hour 2009: London Earth Hour 2009: Paris & Egypt Earth

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EARTH HOUR 2009

EARTH HOUR 2009

Calling all people who care about the environment! Earth Hour 2009 is tonight -- and we are asking everyone to show solidarity and cast a vote for the earth by simply turning off their lights at

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Is Dutch Fashion House Oilily Guilty of Plagiarism?

Is Dutch Fashion House Oilily Guilty of Plagiarism?

They say 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery', but children's toy designer Rosa Pomar isn't smiling about the recent unauthorized copying of her signature hand-made dolls by major Dutch

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SPRING GREENING CONTEST: 1 Day Left!!

SPRING GREENING CONTEST: 1 Day Left!!

Calling all crafty Inhabitat readers! Win $200 in our DIY Spring Greening Contest! Our Spring Greening Contest is almost over, and there is just ONE DAY LEFT to enter our fabulous competition!

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Mercedes Announces Crazy Hybrid F-Cell Roadster!

Mercedes Announces Crazy Hybrid F-Cell Roadster!

In what is clearly an attention-grabbing move, Daimler today has just unveiled the F-CELL Roadster, a wacky-looking vehicle that is a 'hybrid' in more ways than one. Literally the roadster is

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Want to go to The Milan Furniture Fair for Inhabitat?

Want to go to The Milan Furniture Fair for Inhabitat?

Calling all European design geeks! We are looking for a few great writers/photographers/design aficionados who are planning to go to Milan from April 22 - 27 to help us cover 2009's Milan

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GREEN RANT: Why Won’t NYC Recycle Plastic?

GREEN RANT: Why Won’t NYC Recycle Plastic?

Why does NYC send easily recyclable PET plastic containers to landfill? New York City recycles plastic - or so I thought! For the last several years I have been carefully scrubbing all plastic

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Bamboo Dinosaur Utensils Make Green Eating Fun!

Bamboo Dinosaur Utensils Make Green Eating Fun!

BAMBOO + DINOSAUR-SHAPED UTENSILS = GREEN FUN for your budding little enviro-tyke. Does it get much cuter than this? Bamdinos are adorable dinosaur-shaped utensils made from 100% organic

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Modern Pippi Furniture For Kids

Modern Pippi Furniture For Kids

Like the charm of antique furniture but wish you could combine it with the chic modern convenience of laser-cut, flat-pack design? Pippi kids furniture from Ragnheidur Osp Sigurdardottir may be

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Win an Eco Vegan Handbag from Sparrow!

Win an Eco Vegan Handbag from Sparrow!

Any lady will tell you that a handbag is a crucially important accessory when it comes to lugging around one's personal belongings. Unfortunately, vegan and eco-conscious ladies have had a

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INHABITAT IS HIRING!

INHABITAT IS HIRING!

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

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Sprouting Cards Blossom Into Wildflowers!

Sprouting Cards Blossom Into Wildflowers!

Wondering what to do with all those old greeting cards and thank you notes? Now you can stick them in the ground and sprout wildflowers with Botanical Paperworks plantable greeting cards..

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PLAY PUMP: Merry-Go-Round Water Pump!

PLAY PUMP: Merry-Go-Round Water Pump!

We all know kids have boundless amounts of energy and a need to play - so why not channel some of that energy into much needed rural infrastructure? That was the brilliant idea behind the

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GREENER GADGETS 2009!

GREENER GADGETS 2009!

Last week's Greener Gadgets Conference was a smashing success, and if you missed it, you missed out. Inventor Saul Griffith gave a provocative and rousing keynote presentation, with a

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DROOG DESIGN Opens Up Shop in NYC!

DROOG DESIGN Opens Up Shop in NYC!

We've waxed lyrical many times about our love for Dutch design, and no organization better represents the idea of 'Dutch Design' than world famous Amsterdam-based collective Droog Design. So

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New York Fashion Week: BODKIN Fall 2009

New York Fashion Week: BODKIN Fall 2009

Materials are an essential part of eco fashion. And with materials such as silk blessed by the Dalai Lama, recycled PET plastic bottles, and organic cotton, Brooklyn-based Bodkin is shining

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John Patrick Organic Fall Collection 2009

John Patrick Organic Fall Collection 2009

Eco fashion designer John Patrick Organic has long been known for his soft, breezy looks, and bright outlook on sustainable style, with previous collections featuring a lot of whites, baby blues

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Greener Gadgets Registration Deadline Extended!

Greener Gadgets Registration Deadline Extended!

ATTENTION GADGET GEEKS! Due to popular demand, the registration deadline for Greener has been extended! We were going to close ticket sales yesterday, but we're now going to give you until

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GREEN DEPOT Opens on the Bowery!

GREEN DEPOT Opens on the Bowery!

Green Depot: How Do We See Green? Last week the Inhabitat team was excited to attend The Green Depot opening party in New York City. The new flagship Green Depot retail store, located on the

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MELAMINE IN DISHWARE: Should we be concerned?

MELAMINE IN DISHWARE: Should we be concerned?

There's been a lot of talk about Melamine in the news over the past year, with the pet-food poisoning scandal, and more recently, the baby formula poisoning scandal in China. We've all read

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