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PREFAB FRIDAY: Container House by Leger Wanaselja

PREFAB FRIDAY: Container House by Leger Wanaselja

We've featured a variety of different shipping container homes, from a quick emergency shelter, to LOT-EK's container home kit, student housing , and even an entire container city in London. One thing's

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KILL PLASTIC BAGS WITH TAXES: look to Ireland

KILL PLASTIC BAGS WITH TAXES: look to Ireland

Ireland plastic bag usage drops dramatically after plastic bag taxes are instated! With all the recent bans on plastic bags around the world, it's natural to wonder just how effective all the bag

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Global EARTH HOUR March 29th- Turn off your lights!

Global EARTH HOUR March 29th- Turn off your lights!

About a year ago, Sydney started a trend of turning off your lights for one hour in a show of support for protecting our environment. Soon after, London, San Francisco quickly followed suit. One year

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Animal Estates ‘Model Homes’ by Fritz Haeg

Animal Estates ‘Model Homes’ by Fritz Haeg

Our favorite visionary designer Fritz Haeg is at it once again, this time with the launch of Animal Estates, the much-anticipated follow up to his Edible Estates of the past few years (2005 to present)

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Announcing the White House Redux Design Competition!

Announcing the White House Redux Design Competition!

What if the White House, the ultimate architectural symbol of political power, were to be designed today? Over two hundred years ago the winning design of an 18th century architecture competition became

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World’s Greenest Building Going Up In Paris – Energy Plus

World’s Greenest Building Going Up In Paris – Energy Plus

The home of the Eiffel Tower is getting a new architectural innovation- and a green one at that. The Energy Plus office building, to be located outside of Paris, is designed to consume no electricity

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Highlights from Compostmodern 2008

Highlights from Compostmodern 2008

Today's Compostmodern conference in San Francisco didn't disappoint, with a design-star-studded line up of speakers from Alex Steffen of Worldchanging to Marc Alt (co-organizer of our Greener Gadgets

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No More Free Plastic Bags in Israel

No More Free Plastic Bags in Israel

It looks like 2008 will keep up last year's momentum of phasing out plastic bags whenever possible. Just as the new year rang, word came around that a bill had been introduced in Israel that would mandate

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China Bans Plastic Bags

China Bans Plastic Bags

It seems that plastic shopping bags are really on the way out. It started with San Francisco, Hong Kong, then Melbourne and other cities, and now, beginning in July, all plastic shopping bags in the

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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 looking for

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California’s PG&E Takes the Plunge into Wave Power

California’s PG&E Takes the Plunge into Wave Power

We’ve been following (and fascinated by) developments in wave power technology, from Portugal's wave farm to Finavera's AquaBuoy 2.0. And now we are thrilled to announce that San Francisco-based Pacific

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INHABITAT NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR 2008

INHABITAT NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR 2008

Happy New Year from Inhabitat! Today marks the beginning of a new calendar year, and it's the perfect opportunity right now to look towards the coming year with new ideas, goals and resolutions. While

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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 progress

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Merry Christmas from Inhabitat!

Merry Christmas from Inhabitat!

Depending on your family traditions, Christmas is a day of everything from gift giving to tofurkey, mistletoe, egg nog, and other less-common behavior like “wrapping paper ball fights.” Last

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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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NEW INHABITAT TOTE BAG

NEW INHABITAT TOTE BAG

Plastic bags account for 90 percent of grocery bags in the United States. 99% of these bags are not recycled and end up landfill, harming wildlife and leaching toxins like dioxin and other carcinogens

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Africa Wages War on Plastic Bags

Africa Wages War on Plastic Bags

Motivated by a climate of widespread environmental devastation, Africa has boldly moved to initiate a continent-wide ban on plastic bags in an effort to eliminate the billions of throwaway sacks that are

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INHABITAT HOLIDAY PARTY PICS!!

INHABITAT HOLIDAY PARTY PICS!!

San Francisco Team Inhabitat: Piper Kujac, Sarah Rich, Jill Fehrenbacher, Emily Pilloton Our San Francisco holiday party this past Friday was a roaring success! At least 300 or more guests came

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REMINDER: Inhabitat San Francisco Holiday Party TONIGHT!

REMINDER: Inhabitat San Francisco Holiday Party TONIGHT!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCO INHABITANTS! Our Inhabitat holiday party is TONIGHT, FRIDAY Dec. 14th! If you want to come and still haven't RSVPed, please do so ASAP! We are co-hosting this party with

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INHABITAT ECO-TOTE BAG!

INHABITAT ECO-TOTE BAG!

Plastic bags account for 90 percent of grocery bags in the United States. 99% of these bags are not recycled and end up landfill, harming wildlife and leaching toxins like dioxin and other carcinogens

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HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM INHABITAT!

HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM INHABITAT!

It's that time of year again and we here at Inhabitat have big green plans for the holidays. Our Green Gift Guide is kicking off TOMORROW, and we'll be throwing our second annual holiday party in San

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GIFT GUIDE: Green Stocking Stuffers!

GIFT GUIDE: Green Stocking Stuffers!

For a sustainable holiday filled with cheer, fill your stockings with green gifts this year! Stocking stuffers start the holidays off right; your loved ones will be happy all Christmas night. Here are

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: William Good Recycled Fashion

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: William Good Recycled Fashion

Nick Graham, creator of Joe Boxer, is putting a new option on the apparel menu: boxers, briefs, or good. William Good, his newly launched line of re-made fashion, is a collaboration with GoodWill, turning

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INHABITOTS: BABYBEARSHOP Certified Organic Skincare

INHABITOTS: BABYBEARSHOP Certified Organic Skincare

As a segue from our last few weeks of Inhabitots product coverage to our upcoming round up 2007 holiday gift ideas, we are pleased to feature the very delicious organic skincare product line by

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Global Warming Is Real and We Must Act Now!

Global Warming Is Real and We Must Act Now!

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a scientific body established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Program, just released its fourth report to

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CLEANING UP AN OIL SPILL WITH HAIR AND MUSHROOMS?

CLEANING UP AN OIL SPILL WITH HAIR AND MUSHROOMS?

The recent Cosco Busan oil spill in the San Francisco Bay may have just met its match in an eco-cleaning solution that uses human hair and mushrooms! A group of intrepid volunteers has embarked on a

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Inhabitat Seeks Food/Drink Sponsors for Holiday Party!

Inhabitat Seeks Food/Drink Sponsors for Holiday Party!

It's that time of year again, and Inhabitat is planning its upcoming Holiday Parties with last year's awesome cohorts Architecture for Humanity and Branch Home. We'll be inviting you all in the coming

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AFH SoCal Fires Fundraiser Tomorrow in San Francisco!

AFH SoCal Fires Fundraiser Tomorrow in San Francisco!

In response to the recent Southern California wildfires, Architecture For Humanity's San Francisco Chapter is co-hosting a fundraiser for the rebuilding efforts TOMORROW NIGHT in San Francisco with Open

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann’s mkLoft design

PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann’s mkLoft design

It is no surprise that Inhabitat is a big fan of Michelle Kaufmann (MKD)'s eco-pre-fab designs. We previously featured her mkLotus design during its debut at West Coast Green in San Francisco this past

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE Boutique: Embodies

SUSTAINABLE STYLE Boutique: Embodies

If you’re looking for a feel good shop that takes a thoughtful body-centric approach to sustainable style, Embodies might just be your new favorite retail locale. Owner Kenlynn Wilson, former

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