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2009 Green:Net Conference

2009 Green:Net Conference

Calling All Eco-Savvy Entrepreneurs! We're excited to announce that the 2009 Green:Net conference is currently looking for 10 up-and-coming cleantech companies to showcase in this year's Startup

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First 100% Sustainable Island in the Caribbean

First 100% Sustainable Island in the Caribbean

We eco-enthusiasts will soon have a new eco-paradise island to escape to! Bonaire, a part of the Netherlands Antilles, will be the first island in the Caribbean with a 100% sustainable energy supply. In

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Alcatraz Launches Sun and Wind Powered Hybrid Boat

Alcatraz Launches Sun and Wind Powered Hybrid Boat

1.4 million people visit San Francisco's Alcatraz Island each year, which adds up to a considerable carbon footprint when you factor in all of the gallons of fuel used to power those ferries. To help

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INHABITAT 2009 EDITOR’S PROJECTIONS

INHABITAT 2009 EDITOR’S PROJECTIONS

Part of the fun of following future-forward design is tracking the trends of each year and seeing how they inform future developments. With this in mind, we'd like to cast our projections for the coming

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INHABITAT NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2009

INHABITAT NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The ball has dropped, the confetti has cleared, and today we embark upon a brand new year! As Barack Obama takes office and a whole new political era begins, it is clear that 2009 is

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Christmas Tree Recycling Ideas at Inhabitots

Christmas Tree Recycling Ideas at Inhabitots

We love the holidays for their wealth of wonderful traditions and decor designed to spread cheer, however we can't help but feel sorry for all of those living christmas trees that are abandoned after the

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Eco Knits for the Holidays

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Eco Knits for the Holidays

Nothing says ‘warmest wishes for the holidays’ like cozy knitwear that is lovingly crafted and sustainably produced. Eco knits make a great holiday gift, as they remain stylish from year to year while

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Vatican Goes Solar with $1.6 Million Array!

Vatican Goes Solar with $1.6 Million Array!

Papal social policy is not typically characterized as progressive. Flying in the face of this perception, Vatican City has just installed 2,400 photovoltaic solar panels on the 5,000 square meter roof of

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Fourth Annual Gorgeous & Green Eco Fashion Show

Fourth Annual Gorgeous & Green Eco Fashion Show

This week Inhabitat managing editor Mike Chino and writer Piper Kujac attended the Fourth Annual Gorgeous & Green Party to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of the Global Green Organization. Truth

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: She-bible’s Eco Basics

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: She-bible’s Eco Basics

As the holidays approach, we could all use a little help picking out the items that won't get thrown into the back of the closet. And She-bible clothing, currently sold in the new Inhabitat Shop, could

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The Cardboard Christmas Tree

The Cardboard Christmas Tree

This Holiday Season you can save a tree (and a box) with a fun, enviro-friendly Cardboard Christmas Tree! With Christmas quickly approaching, many of us would like to engage in the holiday cheer without

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San Francisco Considers Nation’s First Congestion Pricing Plan

San Francisco Considers Nation’s First Congestion Pricing Plan

Today San Francisco's Board of Supervisors is meeting to review plans that would combat congested roadways by instituting the United States' first traffic toll. A congestion pricing plan would most likely

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Timbuk2′s Custom-Built Pro-Planet Bags

Timbuk2′s Custom-Built Pro-Planet Bags

Timbuk2 built its base among the bike messenger set, where their bags are revered for their tough-as-nails construction, cycle-friendly ergonomics, and and on-the-go ease of use. We're excited to announce

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Happy Thanksgiving From Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving From Inhabitat!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING INHABITAT READERS! Thanksgiving is a great holiday - and not only because of the delicious food and the chance to catch up with loved ones. We love it when November rolls around,

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California To Become The Electric Vehicle Capital of the US

California To Become The Electric Vehicle Capital of the US

Recently the cities of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland unveiled a massive concerted effort to become the electric vehicle capitol of the United States! This groundbreaking development heralds a

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Rent a Living Xmas Tree to Replant in San Francisco

Rent a Living Xmas Tree to Replant in San Francisco

San Francisco residents looking to deck their halls with green holiday decor will be excited to hear that for a limited time the SF Environment Department is teaming up with Friends of the Urban Forest to

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ORGANIC ART: Katy Stone and Yvette Molina Paintings

ORGANIC ART: Katy Stone and Yvette Molina Paintings

In the rush to create ultra-modern bamboo chairs, entertainment centers, desks, wallets, and other generally eco "stuff," the pure beauty of natural forms is sometimes lost in modern design for

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New York Mayor Proposes Charge on Plastic Bags

New York Mayor Proposes Charge on Plastic Bags

Recently New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed that NYC begin charging shoppers 6 cents for each plastic bag issued at the register. The policy is the latest attempt by the city to go green and reduce

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Re-mixed Topographies: Maya Lin’s Systematic Landscapes

Re-mixed Topographies: Maya Lin’s Systematic Landscapes

As in her work on the Vietnam War Memorial so many years ago, the contemporary pieces of artist Maya Lin hit the emotional nail right on the head. In her exhibition Systematic Landscapes, which is showing

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Ushida Findlay’s Undulating Green-Roofed Park Houses

Ushida Findlay’s Undulating Green-Roofed Park Houses

Ushida Findlay Architects (UFA) recently received permission to build this gorgeous eco-friendly, multi-family Park House compound in Preston, UK. The stunning design incorporates sustainable elements

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GREEN HOME 101: US Cities Sprout Green High-Rises

GREEN HOME 101: US Cities Sprout Green High-Rises

From green cleaning products to energy-efficient appliances, Green Home 101 has delved into several different aspects of what makes a sustainable, environmentally responsible household. But what about

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The Origami-Inspired Folding Bamboo House

The Origami-Inspired Folding Bamboo House

Ming Tang's beautiful origami-inspired Folded Bamboo Houses are intended to be used as temporary shelters in the aftermath of an earthquake. Brilliant in their simplicity, the geometric shelters are

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Singapore’s Ecological EDITT Tower

Singapore’s Ecological EDITT Tower

Currently pending construction in Singapore, the EDITT Tower will be a paragon of "Ecological Design In The Tropics". Designed by TR Hamzah & Yeang and sponsored by the National University of

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Rebecca Williams Sako Vintage Sequin Jewelry

Rebecca Williams Sako Vintage Sequin Jewelry

We consider handcrafted, unique, and one-of-a-kind jewelry a "piece" of art. We compliment great necklaces and rings by saying, "that's a great piece!" Which means jewelry like Rebecca Williams Sako's are

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China’s First Zero-Emissions Building

China’s First Zero-Emissions Building

Photo by Daniele Domenicali Situated in Ningbo, China, the University of Nottingham’s new Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET) is a welcome addition to the landscape as well as the air

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SPARE TIRE Recycled Bike Tube Belts

SPARE TIRE Recycled Bike Tube Belts

Fashion forward bike aficionados can now make an eco statement with the new Spare Tire Bike Tube Belt designed by Surya Graf. The stylish Spare Tire Belt is constructed out of reclaimed bicycle inner

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The First LEED Platinum Skyscraper Nearly Completed

The First LEED Platinum Skyscraper Nearly Completed

After four years of construction the world's most sustainable skyscraper is nearly completed! Situated at One Bryant park in Midtown Manhattan, the crystalline structure will be the first high-rise to

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Plastic Bottle Boat to Cross the Pacific Ocean

Plastic Bottle Boat to Cross the Pacific Ocean

Eco-celebrity David de Rothschild has decided to show the world what to do with its discarded plastic bottles. For his recent project, the Plastiki Expedition, the adventurous environmentalist plans to

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San Francisco’s New Sustainable Civic Center

San Francisco’s New Sustainable Civic Center

For the past several years, the city of San Francisco has made strident efforts push forward and transform itself into the greenest city in the United States. Taking this goal one step further, Mayor

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Arterra Green High-Rise Opens in San Francisco

Arterra Green High-Rise Opens in San Francisco

Some of the AIA San Francisco Home Tours took us to parts of this city by the bay that are changing so rapidly, they are barely recognizable. The much-anticipated residential development, Arterra

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