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Fifth Annual Gorgeous & Green Benefit in San Francisco

Fifth Annual Gorgeous & Green Benefit in San Francisco

This year's Gorgeous & Green Gala is happening Tuesday, December 8th at the W Hotel in San Francisco and Inhabitat will be on the scene! Dine with celebs, check out the latest eco-fashions, sip on

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The Green Sight + Sound Eco Art Benefit is Tonight in SF!

The Green Sight + Sound Eco Art Benefit is Tonight in SF!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCANS! If you're looking for a way to recover from the rampant consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you might want to head out to the Mina Dresden Gallery tonight for a

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Michelle Kaufmann Tours Twitter’s New Eco-Friendly Office

Michelle Kaufmann Tours Twitter’s New Eco-Friendly Office

Michelle Kaufmann, one of our favorite design heroes, just took a tour of social media giant Twitter's brand new eco-friendly office space in downtown San Francisco, and we've got all the sweet details

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San Francisco Offers Christmas Trees that Live on After the Holidays

San Francisco Offers Christmas Trees that Live on After the Holidays

Since loads of us love Christmas trees and all things that bring Christmas cheer, here's a way to indulge in your tree without killing it (strange tradition we’ve had all these years, eh?) The city of

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San Francisco Green Festival Starts Tomorrow!

San Francisco Green Festival Starts Tomorrow!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCANS! The mother of all green events, the San Francisco Green Festival starts tomorrow! This huge 3-day event runs from November 13th-15th and will feature a sustainable food

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re:Use Canopy Upcycled from Plastic Cups by BIOS Design Collective

re:Use Canopy Upcycled from Plastic Cups by BIOS Design Collective

One of the main principles of permaculture is that “the problem is the solution.” Problem: tons of waste cups created by attendees of the OutsideLands concert in San Francisco. Solution: a

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Habitat for Humanity and PG&E Support Green Neighborhood in Oakland, CA

Habitat for Humanity and PG&E Support Green Neighborhood in Oakland, CA

Recently we took the trip to Oakland, CA to visit a Habitat for Humanity East Bay Project of particular interest for its pairing of energy-efficient homes with families in need of housing. What was once

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REMINDER: Join Our LIVE Chat with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom TODAY at 12pm PST!

REMINDER: Join Our LIVE Chat with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom TODAY at 12pm PST!

CALLING EVERYONE LOOKING TO GREEN THEIR CITY! In less 4 hours, we're going to be jumpstarting our LIVE conversation at City Hall with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and we want YOU to be there! This

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Join our Webinar With SF Mayor Gavin Newsom TOMORROW at 12pm PST!

Join our Webinar With SF Mayor Gavin Newsom TOMORROW at 12pm PST!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCANS & everyone looking to green their city! We're thrilled to announce that we're going to be interviewing San Francisco mayor GAVIN NEWSOM TOMORROW at 12pm PST, and we're

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Civic Leaders and Designers Collaborate on Good Design for SF

Civic Leaders and Designers Collaborate on Good Design for SF

As part of last month's Architecture and the City Festival GOOD magazine took it upon themselves to match San Francisco civic leaders with well-respected designers to attack city problems head-on. In a

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Join our Webcast With Mayor Gavin Newsom Next Wednesday at 12pm PST!

Join our Webcast With Mayor Gavin Newsom Next Wednesday at 12pm PST!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCANS & those of you who want to green your cities! We're interviewing San Francisco mayor GAVIN NEWSOM next Wednesday the 28th at 12pm PST, and we're inviting YOU to join us next

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San Francisco Implements Nation’s First Mandatory Composting Law

San Francisco Implements Nation’s First Mandatory Composting Law

San Francisco already diverts over 72% of its waste from landfills thanks to rigorous recycling efforts, and now the city is set to cut down on trash even more with the country's first mandatory

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Schoolhouse Rock Reaps Platinum Town Center

Schoolhouse Rock Reaps Platinum Town Center

In California, one district's fault is another town's treasure. When the Portola Valley School District realized its mid-century single-room schoolhouse straddled the San Andreas Fault — known for its

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Hanging Bamboo Gardens Make Beautiful Biofilters

Hanging Bamboo Gardens Make Beautiful Biofilters

If you were at West Coast Green this past weekend you would have surely noticed the elegant bamboo structures along the waterfront surrounded by beautiful native landscaping. What you may not have

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Bay Line: A High Line Park for San Francisco’s Bay Bridge

Bay Line: A High Line Park for San Francisco’s Bay Bridge

San Francisco's Bay Bridge is currently undergoing a massive renovation as an aging section of the East Bay span is replaced with a new one, and the old conduit has fired up architects' imaginations for

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San Francisco Set to Harness the Power of the Bay

San Francisco Set to Harness the Power of the Bay

The Pacific Ocean could soon be lighting up the beautiful city of San Francisco as a tidal-energy project planned for the waters near the Golden Gate Bride is now in the final stages of acquiring the

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WEST COAST GREEN 2009: Day 1 Roundup

WEST COAST GREEN 2009: Day 1 Roundup

Each year, West Coast Green brings together the largest conference on green innovation for the built environment with leading sustainable businesses and an eclectic group of green technology and exciting

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Tiny Sheds Do More For Less

Tiny Sheds Do More For Less

There's a tiny shed subculture growing, and you may find one sprouting in your own backyard. This prototype from Modern Cabana showed up recently at a San Francisco garden store, which also hosted a Tiny

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Ultra Adaptable Green Horizon Prefab Debuts at West Coast Green!

Ultra Adaptable Green Horizon Prefab Debuts at West Coast Green!

Today is the first day of West Coast Green, and this year's showhouse is a stunner! Designed by San Francisco-based Green Horizon, the self-sustaining prefab home is an immediately deployable emergency

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West Coast Green Kicks off Tomorrow!

West Coast Green Kicks off Tomorrow!

Heads up San Francisco Inhabitants! West Coast Green kicks off tomorrow, and Inhabitat will be live on the scene at Fort Mason to bring you all of the fresh green designs on display! Taking place from

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Urban Infill Strikes Gold in San Francisco

Urban Infill Strikes Gold in San Francisco

Of all the pads chosen for this year's AIA San Francisco Living: Home Tours, only one found me smiling from start to finish. I wondered why as I wandered through this intriguing Glen Park residence...

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PARK(ing) Day 2009 Transforms Parking Spaces Into Public Parks

PARK(ing) Day 2009 Transforms Parking Spaces Into Public Parks

Park(ing) Day! Parking space invasion day! The day to roll out some sod, fire up the barbeque, and set out in the street like it's your front porch. If you didn't hear about it from us, from the event

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PARK(ing) Day is TODAY!

PARK(ing) Day is TODAY!

HAPPY PARK(ing) DAY! Keep your eyes open today for impromptu public parks popping up in parking spots around the world as hundreds of peeps take part in PARK(ing) Day! Wow, that was a tongue-twister if

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Stunning Victorian Renovation Showcases Decades of SF History

Stunning Victorian Renovation Showcases Decades of SF History

One of our favorite projects from last weekend's AIA Home Tours was a stunning historic victorian that was constructed in San Francisco's Cole Valley in 1896, weathered the trippy 60's and 70's, and was

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LSarc’s Randall House Bridges Indoors and Outdoors

LSarc’s Randall House Bridges Indoors and Outdoors

One of our favorite projects from last weekend’s AIA Homes Tours was the Randall House in Glen Park, by LSarc design team. The site, typical of San Francisco contours, slopes nearly four stories from

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San Francisco to Have World’s First Airport Carbon Kiosks

San Francisco to Have World’s First Airport Carbon Kiosks

Starting today, eco-conscious travelers through San Francisco's International Airport (airport code: SFO) will be able to purchase carbon offsets for their flight right on the way to their gate! The

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Ames Cottage: A Small Space Marvel with Historic Roots

Ames Cottage: A Small Space Marvel with Historic Roots

One trend we noticed in this year’s AIA Homes Tours in San Francisco was how the frugal use of floor space and an abundance of natural light can add volume to otherwise downsized floor plans. Boor

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PARK(ing) Day 2009 is This Friday!

PARK(ing) Day 2009 is This Friday!

This Friday impromptu public parks will be springing up around the world for PARK(ing) Day 2009! Created by San Francisco art collective REBAR, this one-day celebration of public space encourages people

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Environmental Art at Swarm Gallery, San Francisco

Environmental Art at Swarm Gallery, San Francisco

If you're in the Bay Area and want to catch a glimpse of some on-point environmental artwork, head out to Swarm Gallery this weekend (hey, the Bay Bridge is back open, right?). On display at the gallery,

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Solarthon 2009: Low-Income Families Get GRID Alternatives

Solarthon 2009: Low-Income Families Get GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives will lead 200+ community and industry volunteers to install sixteen 1.8-kilowatt solar electric systems in their annual Solarthon this Saturday, September 12th, 2009 at Habitat for

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