Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)

by , 06/17/10

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Hoping to catch up on your summer reading without the bulk and arborcide associated with books? Well, we’re giving away a brand spanking new iPad and awesome bamboo sketchbook-style DODOcase (worth $549) that will let you do just that. Imagine having all of the powerful capabilities of this paperless e-reader and super slim mobile computer right at your fingertips. This contest is open to all inhabitat readers – enter now for your chance to win it!


1. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER HERE > (If you are not already a subscriber). We’ll be announcing the winners in our weekly newsletter, so if you want to find out who won, you’ll need to receive it in order to claim your prize!

2. BECOME A FAN OF INHABITAT ON FACEBOOK Just visit our page and click on the “Like” button at the top.

3. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and tell us what you plan to be reading (or doing) with your brand new iPad this summer. Extra points for eco-inspired literature and uses! The deadline for this fabulous giveaway is July 1st. We’ll pick the comment we like best and announce the winner in our newsletter in two weeks, so make sure you’re signed up!

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  1. rickyrae June 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I would love an iPad to read books, keep the kids busy while traveling to see the grandparents, and use all the green apps to keep me environmentally savy 😉

  2. matej June 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Definitely as a substitute for reading paper books, but also for watching movies, as a recipe helper when cooking, etc. It would also prove to be a great outdoor tool for participating in a great eco-project under way here in Slovenia – crowd-sourced registration of illegal dumping grounds with the help of a map tool.

  3. danisaacs June 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Perhaps the most ecologically significant thing I would be doing is using it to browse Reddit, Facebook, Inhabitat, and other time-sucking curiosity vortices, instead of using my 763W desktop monster PC. Saving around 200KwH per month.

  4. ChristianAce June 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I am a student at the Global Institute of Sustainability and I would love to show how technology can be much greener! It uses much less power than a laptop and has many parts that are recyclable and such. I would also love to be able to have eBooks for school, use iTunesU and take some in class notes or research on this puppy. It would also be nice for group projects and small presentations with our groups when learning, brainstorming and researching how to be more sustainable, and group work is huge because this new way of thinking, looking at the triple bottom line Economy, Environment and Equity requires much group work and collaboration and this product is so easy to use even for people who have never used one.

    iPad is the beginning of a computer revolution and I would LOVE to be at the forefront of that and I will have an Inhabitat picture as my wallpaper if I get this! 😀

  5. luthers June 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I am an instructor in a small program who promotes green habits and battling costs every chance I get. An iPad would be an incredible aid. During our study abroad in Iceland, it would allow me to tweet directly from the field to promote various sites of geothermal (green) energy and sustainable communities. In class it would allow me to work directly with the text I scan and post for the class, thereby being a role-model for my students in not wasting paper on printing. The bamboo case would serve wonderfully as an example of the symbiotic relationship between technology and design. In short, an iPad would help me do what I\’m already doing better, and I believe my promotion would help both iPad and the designers of the bamboo case, not to mention this wonderful site. Thanks for all you do as well as this amazing initiative!

  6. lscott June 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    My husband travels for work and is an avid reader, to my dismay he is amassing a large collection of paperback books! An iPad is the perfect solution: less paperbacks = less paper = more trees (and less clutter in our apartment!)

    After reading Micheal Pollan\’s books The Omnivore\’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, he has also become a food enthusiast and would happily use the iPad to look up and store recipes.

    Beside we recently purchased a mid-century cabinet as a 5th anniversary present to each other and he\’s already decided what drawer would provide the most convenient access for a new iPad…

  7. robot.jill June 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I would read inhabitat…out loud…on the bus- for all to enjoy!

  8. alis0ng June 17, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    What won’t I be doing with the ipad? I am pining for one! I am going on a road trip next month and would LOVE to be able to pack less (books, magazines, movies, laptop) and have all of that at my fingers. Plus if my daughter starts with “Are we there yet?” I can download a movie- presto!

  9. MerlinS June 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    id use the ipad mainly to find out if all the stuff on the inhabitant website is actually true!

  10. shawnchasse June 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I would have a couple of main uses for this that would be eco-friendly. The first would be to catalog my recipes in it so that I could mount it in the kitchen while cooking dinner and read the recipes there instead of having them all printed out.

    The second would be at work to use it for taking notes in meetings and for reading documents etc instead of having them printed out or in a notepad. I always tend to use more paper than I need because im always misplacing things etc. this would help me congregate everything to one place. would be awesome

  11. archijml June 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    After hitting the AIA Convention in Miami – there are few items on my To-Read list including The Next Architect.

  12. jondicus June 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I would absolutely love to win this prize. I’ve recently developed a passion for sustainability and social entrepreneurship. I am eager to read and study up on how to make those passion more apart of my life. I am developing a few business ideas of my own and this prize would definitely help me gain more knowledge on how to have a big impact in my community

  13. childzen June 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I would love to use the iPad to reach digital versions of the numerous industry magazines I read to stay knowledgeable about the various aspects of my online retail business. I founded Nurture The Seed offering natural and organic infant and children’s products and have two small children so saving the trees AND eliminating the clutter of all of those magazines in our home would be fantastic! As would the convenience of reading them anytime thanks to the cool bamboo carrying case so I can make use of the few “free” moments I have.

  14. bottlebottoms June 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Read Rework online. Use my home computer less and recharge the iPad via a solar charger.

  15. Jogle June 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    We are starting an eco-friendly business this summer, focusing on the Greenovation of existing architecture in the Bluegrass along with offering eco-sensitive architectural and interiors products. (!/HappyPlaceDesign) I would use the iPAD to keep up with orders and shipments reducing our dependence on paper. As well as using an app like SKETCHES to jot down thoughts and ideas for new and innovative designs.

  16. amandapants June 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    i would use it look up new ways to recycle my sons clothes, as well as mine, along with home-gardening tips and ways to re-use things we would typically throw away around our house. I would also try to educate more people on organics, fair trade, and buying local with my new blog. :)

  17. daddyv June 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    With this little (sic) lovely and an iCall account, I could stick it to the man and have a free mobile-ish phone. It’s like an eco bag-phone revival! yeah!

  18. Lilfooley June 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    The iPad would be a tremendous help in keeping me connected to my customers at my Etsy shop where I sell handmade ecofriendly products.

  19. Alan June 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Bend it & wrap it!
    Despite a loyalty to VAIOs and XPSs, I’ve admired Steve Jobs’ brilliant efforts your decades.

    An highly insightful PPT can be located searching “The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs” on

  20. zeroic June 17, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I would give the iPad to my mother, who is a victim of bad salesperson and owns an energy consuming desktop PC, which adds a great deal to her power bill. She could easily manage her website visiting needs on an iPad.

    Also she is a fanatic reader and my sophisticated guess is that atleast fifth of the whole Amazon rainforest is in her library room as novel pages. She isn’t a book collector though, so I think she’d appreciate an e-reader’s ease of use and space saving.

  21. tlarvenz June 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I’m a musician. When I go to gigs, I need to carry dozens of books and a book light. This would greatly simplify my life! I love the idea of having all my music in a highly portable, easy to read even in the dark, iPad. I’m planning on returning to school, so it would make my textbook load a bit lighter too!

  22. johnplatt June 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I would stop buying paper books and magazines. So wasteful!

  23. libbaloo June 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I love buying my books from a used books store, but with an iPad, I could be even greener and not have to buy paper books at all!

    It would be an easy way to keep my gardening books at my fingertips for tips when I’m working out in the yard. I could also check out the inhabitat website anywhere I go. 😉

  24. judochop June 17, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I would love to sit outside (in my new garden instead of hunched over my desktop!) with the cool breeze in lieu of running the a/c while I checking my blogs or work emails.

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  26. newdomino June 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I work in the field a lot, whether it\’s training our staff on control techniques for invasive plants, teaching children the value of native plants, or scoping out new sites for plant sanctuaries. I would use the iPad to be able to bring up relevant documents, websites, photos and other info of use to my job. Plus I\’d be able to catch up on my reading too, both for personal and work reasons. I am planning on applying for the foreign service in the next year, so I could read all the prep materials on the iPad, rather than printing them out and wasting lots of paper. Thanks!

  27. nesscake June 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I would LOVE an iPad, I will use it to read instead of buying paper books, so I’ll be saving the few beautiful left in Brooklyn, and I’m currently unemployed and my current computer is hanging on it’s last leg, so this will truly be handy for my job search, I would really appreciate it..

  28. edaceman75 June 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I will be studying for and taking the LEED AP New Construction Exam this summer. The IPAD would be tremendously useful for this endeavor.

  29. kbeekman June 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I along with a group of citizens have banded together with local businesses to open a farmers market in a predominantly Hispanic community with a high poverty rate, high obesity rates, major over-crowding and poor access to health care. The market is part of on-going efforts to improve quality of life in the neighborhood and to bring about opportunities for empowerment. We hope to one of the first markets to provide EBT available to our shoppers and plan to make it fun and festive for everyone by having music and a community table that shares pertinent community information. We are also looking into organizing “fun runs” and promote biking in the adjacent park, the site of past environmental and ecological disasters, currently undergoing major restoration work.

    We think getting the message of this great, healthy and green benefit to the Hispanic community through the media will allow more families to take advantage of something that we hope will soon catch on everywhere.

  30. hawken June 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Winning the iPad would be a iDream for me. I have some many iDeas going on in my life right now that i would use the iPad to follow up and act on these iDeas. Some of these iDeas are to re-create my own green projects from iNspiration from others that i see on iNhabitat. Definity would have the iNhabitat feed on all the time. I would also share it with my two children to better enhance their ever growing brains!!

  31. fangorn81 June 17, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    iPad? Yes please.

  32. tjmurphy1s June 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    WOW, iPad giveaway! I’d obviously use it for reading up on all my favorite blogs. As part of the green team at my work I’d love to use it to convey ideas and concepts to management to help us become more sustainable and eco-friendly!

  33. sharona... June 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Clearly owning an iPad is the only way to keep up with the volume of mind-blowing info posted on Inhabitat.
    Yes, Inhabitat has become my favorite habit. Just think… being on the go with an attractive iPad conveniently sharing your latest postings with all the good folks around me. Oh, and let’s not forget a little boasting on that nice bamboo case.
    Seriously, life is good via Inhabitat… Thanks guys!

  34. donnisan June 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Would let me switch my magazine subscriptions from paper to digital!

    Thanks for the great posts.

  35. DreamWalker June 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    This summer I’m going to read 1984, Orwell. Probably beacause my mind want a different world, ’cause I think green technologies and designs can save a world with some possibilities of salvation, but this world is death many years ago, when everyone was using petrol without criterion. Now, that petrol is dying, green technologies can save this world, but only person like us can change the world. The problem, is that I think we aren’t enough.

  36. LichenStudio June 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Oh, I could really use this!! I just read there\’s a new ipad app for Etsy sellers; this would be perfect!!

  37. Mack June 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I help immigrants obtain their permanent residence cards and help renew their statuses. Having an Ipad would make things easier for me to help them file their applications. I wouldn’t have to print out their applications, i could efile them immediately.

  38. boulderej June 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I plan on downloading and re-reading “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight” and will use it instead of my MBP!

  39. keebler6elf June 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    If I could use an iPad in my every day designing, I’d hardly have to print a thing. It’s a reference tool, inspiration finder, project builder, and presentation display all in one. The best part is that it brings down walls and encourages collaboration and discussion. Technology has brought along an increasingly secluded, independant professionalism, where all the tools from every corner of the earth seem to be at our virtual fingertips. With the iPad, those benefits are far easier to share due to the social nature of the device, and that feature is priceless.

  40. quaintblueoak June 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I’m working on a field guide to my state flora – it would be great to be able to have my manuscript with me everywhere I go, and be able to make edits to it right in the field while I’ve got the flower in it’s native habitat right in front of me! Not to mention being an immediate resource to online references. Having that capability would allow my manuscript to go paperless, and I would be able to go paperless for many other things, like grocery lists, etc, as well. I’ve also come to love e-books, another great green move. I would appreciate watching movies on it, which uses far less power than a big television. There would be constant uses for it, the possibilities are unlimited!

  41. micholasgrace June 17, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I just started work as a cabby – they could use some help streamlining their paperwork and I would like to use the iPad to design it.

  42. pinochle June 17, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I’m gonna read NetFlix!

  43. golli June 17, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I just discovered your website and I am floored with the selection of green design options that are out there. I had no idea!

    I will be using my ipad to keep up to date with the Inhabitat newsletter, to read the NY Times (I will be canceling my subscription) and to keep my life and address book up to date! No more Daytimers!

  44. smathon June 17, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I am the Project Manager for a new LEED for Homes Platinum affordable housing development in Austin, TX. We are just beginning construction. I’d use the iPad at our weekly construction meetings to take notes, compare before and after photos, show details from the drawings on how they should be, quickly look up green materials, etc.

  45. Jeremiah June 17, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    The question is what wouldn’t I use it for?! It would quickly become my sketchbook, my notebook, my cookbook, my newspaper, my photo album, my day planner, my reference library and possibly even the key to a seemingly unobtainable goal – a clean desk.

  46. benvolta June 17, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    After its removal, an absent building will often leave behind an architectural map on the supporting wall of neighboring home.
    This summer I will be working with Philadelphia teens to design wallpapers that will be installed in the vacant rooms along the exterior walls of row homes. Our process will weave drawings of memory, history, and hope within classic Victorian designs.

    An iPad will be the perfect tool to aid our research and creative process… in the studio and out in the streets!

  47. snorwood June 17, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I would read and buy electronic books instead of paper ones. I would also download environmental documentaries and show them to my friends and family (or complete strangers in the airport :) ). I’m sure there would also be some serious game playing from time to time… and of course I would use it to check my email for the latest Inhabitat newsletter!

  48. dannyboy120 June 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I do sales, and use a lot of scrap paper to take down orders. Then I have to make copies of the order for the invoicing of the order. Now I can do everything electronically and save MILLIONS of trees!!!!

  49. sup3rheroninja June 17, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    This iPad up for grabs would find an amazing here at home here in Los Angeles! I am an Industrial design student @ Art Center college of design, and I can’t tell you how much it would help with becoming a more powerful student!

    It would be used for data collection when in the field working on projects for EcoCouncil as well as assist in providing unprecedented power for impromptu presentations within campus and around the city of Pasadena. Right now, I’m using my old notebook (the rings are about to give out and at least 5 pages fall out daily), then I have to run to the computer labs to type everything up for the presentations. It would be amazing to be able to upload new pictures from my iphone, type up the info on the ipad and ready it for meetings or critiques…all while riding on the bus or relaxing under a tree during break!

    This iPad would also help me stay on top of the latest information regarding ecological technologies and other info, and being a student, this would only empower a higher learning! Thanks for your consideration and this amazing opportunity!

  50. jascha June 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I would use an iPad for that price!

  51. B.Lembeck June 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I plan to watch old Cosby Show re-runs while I take public transit to work in the morning.

  52. isntlifejuicy June 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    The power of the iPad will be used to register kids for a small summer camp we are creating at our eco-friendly non profit called The Avian Learning Center. At the center we teach children about the importance of our natural environment and how birds are a major indicator species. The ipad would streamline a lot of the processes we go through and allow us to save on paper, and other waste by using the iPad.

  53. pureMichele June 17, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I plan on using this iPad in my business as a way of encouraging Eco-awareness with my customers. I own a green-certified salonspa and will utilize the awesome portability feature of the new iPad by visiting with salon guests from chair to chair while they are having services performed and share information with them on how they can get involved with Gulf Coast Oil Spill clean-up efforts. (This is of particular importance to us as we are located in Florida) Guests will be able to view websites that are helping with environmental clean-up, such as Gulf Restoration Network, and then sign-up to receive e-newsletters or make a donation all from the convenience of their haircut chair. I think this is a brilliant way to think globally and act locally but I need an iPad to do it. Also the groovy bamboo case will prove to my fashion conscious customers that you can be stylish and trendy while still being eco-minded.

  54. tdenoff June 17, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I recently started working with Jeff Warren of, who is using balloon and kite suspended digital cameras (at elevations over 4,000 ft.) to track the gulf oil spill on a daily basis. The technology is also helping to make high-resolution aerial maps readily available and affordable for communities in third-world countries. I would use this iPad to help receive and edit the photos to create accurate maps for those without the luxury of having access to these images. It would be a big help.

  55. benvolta June 17, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    After its removal, an absent row home will often leave behind an architectural map on the supporting wall of neighboring home.
    This summer I am working with a group of teens in Philadelphia to design wallpapers that we will install on exterior walls that exhibit these absent rooms and staircases. The wallpaper patterns will weave drawings of memory, history, and hope within classic Victorian designs. An iPad will be the perfect tool to aid our research and creative process in the studio and on the streets.

  56. ec1ipse June 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    By poolside, on the train, at the park, on the beach, or at a cafe I will be reading my freshly downloaded e-book, 2009 LEED Study Guide, in preparation for my certification as a LEED designer. After that, I will tackle Cradle to Cradle in my quest to absorb all things green in theory and practice.

    Now if only I could make phone calls on this, I could eliminate the use of another energy-consuming device….

  57. AKWintermute June 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    My wife and a few friends are doing a few multi-day hikes here in Alaska this summer. Besides using this as a book reader, I will be using it as a notebook and sketchbook to record our adventures for a future guide/travel book. The reading list for the summer includes, “What’s the Worst that Could Happen” by Greg Craven, that I’m planning on sending copies to a few skeptical family/friends for discussion and debate. We are also in the planning stages of buying/building a house in a few years, so I have a ton of books on building techniques and design on my wish list: “Apartment Therapy’s big Book of Small, Cool Spaces”, “Prefabulous + Sustainable: Building and Customizing an Affordable, Energy Efficient Home”, “The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling”, and “Off The Grid: Modern Homes + Alternative Energy”.

  58. JohnS_AZ June 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Aside from reading Inhabitat every morning, I would use the iPad browser to wirelessly monitor and control several web-enabled systems here at my house. The weather station, irrigation and swimming pool systems first, then HVAC and lighting, and eventually the ‘mother-in-law’ apartment I built (myself) on our property. I would also monitor power consumption through Google PowerMeter.

    Okay, okay, I might play a little on-line poker as well.

  59. beachbumtyler09 June 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    My eco friendly iPad would first be used to research, plan, and execute my month long trip to the Brazilian rainforests next summer.

    I hope to travel to Brazil to work with the enviromental focused Liberation Theology movement in Brazil to help ensure traditional farmers rights as well as the rights of indigineous peoples. My iPad would assure me the portability that I would need to plan this project and would assure that I could literally save myself from buying and printing thousands of pages worth of books that can be found on Google Books.

    Furthermore, as a college student I could use my iPad for all my textbooks for the next 3 years. (If my current syllabi remain the norm I could save myself from buying over 50,000 printed pages over the next three years.)

    My iPad would finally be used to help me stay involved with my campus’s Envirmental and Sustainability Council because I would be able to show fellow students alternatives to the status quo in regards to consumption and would be able to stay connected at all times.

    All in all my iPad would help me serve as a role model to both my campus and community but hopefully to those around the globe come next summer.

    Thanks Inhabitat!

  60. buughost June 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I would absolutely love this! I’ve been wanting to get an e-reader and something with lower power than my laptop to help reduce my waste and energy :)

  61. tylerabele June 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    My ipad will be used for books (obviously) and as a notepad / data collection device for Energy Ratings and Green Building Audits (I am a RESNET Rater and CGP) which would save lots of paper and document floating around. I work for a LBM supplier in the Midwest, so I do a lot of emailing and Plan Review, an ipad would fit perfectly into my workflows (already use iWork for most of my documentation).
    Additionally I would love to tinker with building some apps for the iPad to assist other raters and green building professionals. I\’m currently working on a CIS degree and have a couple different projects in mind for such a thing.

  62. toulari June 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    hmmm that’s easy! gonna subscribe to a few magazines and download some comics and books! :)

  63. Akil June 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    iPad will allow me to develop myself, save some energy and resources that normally are waisted (not only creation potential) and give me a chance to show my friend that there are ways how people can save energy by using the newest invention. iPad itself shows that you can save energy not only when you turn device off, but also by using it efficiently and smart. I will try to be more up to what is going on all over the world and that toll will be a major help to reach that goal – also it would be nice to have it ; )

  64. andiaa June 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I’m currently working in the development of a short animated film about pollution that will be sent to Mexico City (one of the most polluted cities in the world). Hopefully, it will be showcased at movie theaters around Mexico as part of a campaign to raise consciousness of more effective ways to help the environment. An iPad would be a HUGE help to me, as most of my creative process is made outdoors, getting ideas from the city, urban life, parks, etc. Having an iPad would mean my research process will be easier too since I can have all the information there, or easily go to a coffee shop, connect to internet and retrieve information without having to wait until I get home. Another great thing is that I can get all my visuals down in my iPad with an application called sketchbook pro, which will make my workflow a lot faster (and no need for sheets and sheets of paper).
    Also one of my goals this summer, is improving my French, so what I´m basically doing is reading ebooks in French and listening to the audio book at the same time, but I can only do it at home since I need a computer, with an iPad, I can do both at the same time pretty much anywhere. And last but not least, as a student It’s almost impossible to afford an iPad.

  65. tylerblack84 June 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I am currently a student focusing on Sustainable Interior Design. I probably spend at least two hours a day reading articles on websites like Inhabitat. If I’m not at my computer, I’m reading my RSS feeds from my phone. It would be nice to have something in between, as well as something that I could use to support the writers that I enjoy by purchasing E-Subscriptions and E-books. Thanks!

  66. borte June 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Hello, dear Inhabitat! I’m your big fan from Moscow, Russia. And of course you don’t need to call me to like your page on Facebook or to sign up for your newsletter. I did it at the moment I found you some months ago. I virtually hug your creators and your team. Thank you, guys! Russia is not very eco conscious country, you can’t find a single green building throughout the country and there’re almost no design groups creating green decisions. And we have very few media to find up interesting green news. You help me to stay informed.

    But friends of mine and I prepare the first private eco festival that will be held at the end of this summer. It’ll be in Moscow Botanical garden. The first time in 300 years the garden will open its doors for the mass event. My iPad will be an indispensable assistant for me – all the contacts, calendar, documents and messages will be in it. I’ll necessarily install the Facebook for iPad and I’ll follow all the updates of Inhabitat’s page. The first book I’ll buy for my iPad will be The Green Marketing Manifesto by John Grant. Amazon doesn’t ship the books to Russia, but with my iPad I’ll be able to read all the English books on green theme! And I’ll show to my friends and all contacts what means bamboo cover at least!

  67. tyleranneliese June 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    “The word ‘patriotism’ is devoid of ecological content. However, it must come to include the use one makes of land, forests, air, water, and wildlife. To abuse natural resources, to erode soils, to destroy natural diversity, to waste, to take more than one’s fair share, to fail to replenish what has been used must someday some to be regarded as UNPATRIOTIC AND WRONG.”
    -D. Orr

  68. hawkns June 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I plan to research wind energy supplementation as well as green roofing. Also subscribe to a few magazines that I normally have mailed.

  69. sooha210 June 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Beyond finally saving trees by moving all my magazine reading to the iPad, i would save my eyes (and sanity) by moving all my instapaper articles/blog entries (like inhabitat!!) from my iphone to a much needed larger display!!

    HELP ME!!

  70. raynasabine June 17, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I could relate all my upcycling activities as they happen and I wouldn’t be stuck trying to remember all the lovely tidbits of my day until I found a piece of paper and a pen. Catch the news, stay in touch, and pay bills all from the palm of my hand :)

  71. haloadri June 17, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    hearing all these paperless book and bamboo case make me want to read this ipad with the eco case in a garden with so many trees and flowers. Ah…it could complete my life…..

  72. thefitgeek June 17, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I’ll be using my iPad to study for my degree and by using an iPad I’ll reduce my energy consumption!

  73. borte June 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Hello, dear Inhabitat! I’m your big fan from Moscow, Russia. And of course you don’t need to call me to like your page on Facebook or to sign up for your newsletter. I did it at the moment I found you some months ago. I virtually hug your creators and your team. Thank you, guys! Russia is not very eco conscious country, you canэt find a single green building throughout the country and there’re almost no design groups creating green decisions. And we have very few media to find up interesting green news. You help me to stay informed.

    But friends of mine and I prepare the first private eco festival that will be held at the end of this summer. It’ll be in Moscow Botanical garden. The first time in 300 years the garden will open its doors for the mass event. My iPad will be an indispensable assistant for me – all the contacts, calendar, documents and messages will be in it. I’ll necessarily install the Facebook for iPad and I’ll follow all the updates of Inhabitat’s page. The first book I’ll buy for my iPad will be The Green Marketing Manifesto by John Grant. Amazon doesn’t ship the books to Russia, but with my iPad I’ll be able to read all the English books on green theme! And I’ll show to my friends and all contacts what means bamboo cover at least!

  74. Dim June 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I would like to read books electronically rather than with paper. I’m not impressed with other black and white e-readers like the Kindle but the ipad is wonderful.
    As someone that’s very active in the local green scene I read lots of pdf reports and white papers. I’ve never been able to read pdf’s off a computer screen but I think I could off of a ipad.

  75. learti June 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I\\\\\\\’ll keep reading the most eco-inspiring tool on the world of web,! Yeahh, and of course my thesis literature (which I need/have to finish ASAP :|).

  76. brodymcmahan June 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I’ll be selling earth friendly roofs to all my fellow hail storm victims! The iPad is a great tool show show people up close 360 degree views of our eco shingles.

  77. Poppo June 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Inhabitat! What a great competition and such perfect timing as well. The iPad will help me tremendously for working on my MSc dissertation on biodegradable packaging in UK supermarkets. Since doing this research properly involves a lot of travelling, the iPad with case will serve as the perfect tool to prepare visits to companies and other stakeholders while on the move. It will also be a sweet sustainability statement because of the bamboo case. Keep up the good work!

  78. crownsofclover June 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I would love to use my new iPad to write Eco-Fiction – to create a vision of the world as it can be.

  79. rikdubiel June 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Would love an iPad to stay up to date on Eco design, technology & products

  80. brilang June 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I hope to be able to cancel my newspaper subscription and read it entirely on my iPad (provided by Inhabitat!)

  81. Olav June 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    As a web developer, I have to read lots of documentation, manuals, and tech books, which results in a lot of paper (printing documentation, buying 500-1000 page books). I have been looking for an e-reader or tablet that I can use instead, but unfortunately, I am not rich. If I had an iPad, I could put all my books and documents on it, instead of having to dig into my poorly organized papers.

  82. jkalter June 17, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I read everything via PDF, so this would be a dream come true. I read mostly IT text books, as I am a systems admin for a renewable energy/ energy efficiency company here in Colorado.
    Many thanks, keep it up Inhabitat!

  83. macmccoy June 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    LIKE LIKE LIKE–but don’t have a Facebook Page. Would LOVE to win an iPad–haven’t been able to get close enough to touch one in the NY Apple stores. Huge proponent of paperless everything.

  84. jejoon June 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    As an Industrial Design major with a minor in sustainability, I frequently look for inspirational posts on my favorite sites (Inhabitat included, of course). I love how I can now look to a digital sources of inspiration instead of looking to subscriptions to design magazines. This summer, however, I will be working in a Pre-college program for my school and will not be able to access my computer as often.

    Also, some events that I have organized for the students include eco-friendly events such as a visit to the Eco-Fashion Exhibition and gardening at our local Brooklyn Park. Having an iPad would help us take a step forward with becoming more paper-less at work while organizing all of our events during the summer!

  85. BarkingMonkey June 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I will be lounging on my sofa surfing inhabitat, treehugger, ecouterre, dwellmag, creativetechs, wired, etc. Nothing fancy, but I didn\’t want to lie about it.

  86. Aki June 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I will be editing a novel that an agent has expressed interest in. It’ll be my first published work of fiction (I hope). The story is set in Tokyo. One of my main characters is a mysterious gardener who creates bonsai that shift perceptions on reality.

  87. aelovett23 June 17, 2010 at 11:58 am

    With my new ipad I will start applying for grants for an non-profit organization I want to start in los angeles which aims to empower individuals to take action in their lives rather than complacency by offering a means to begin taking the reins to their futures, starting from the literal ground up. Essentially, helping to find ways to alleviate the high cost of living by providing a means to affordable and sustainable housing and a reasonable living wage. I think the world is spiritually starving, and as Maslow asserts in his theory of self-actualization, we have to have the basics of living taken care of including food, safety, and shelter, before we can move to any higher level in our individual paths.

    Basically, I just graduated with a B.S. from USC and want to start going for my passions even if it means remaining in starving student status rather than becoming a slave to a corporate giant like BP.

  88. jmg26299 June 17, 2010 at 11:57 am

    My husband has an iPad, I’d love one too.

  89. trsmith123 June 17, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I plan to be recycling every paperback book in my home and replacing the good ones with electonic versions which I will store on the lovely new iPad that I hope to receive. :-)

  90. patz83 June 17, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I need to read up on Green design over the summer as I enter my second year of my degree – BA Interior Architecture! I’m an avid follower of your website – I read it daily – and as a very poor student I think a lovely I-pad with a bamboo case (my favourite sustainable material) will give me just the motivation I need to go on and become a designer who will help save the world! xx

  91. Stacey D June 17, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I’ll be researching different ways to incorporate greener practices into my business.
    The iPad would be aq perfect portable print-free portfolio!
    (say that 10x fast)

    Also virtually shopping for gently loved pieces to wear to my friend’s upcoming vintage inspired wedding.

    Downloading books & magazines (like Lonny!)to embrace a more clutter free environment

  92. TRULL GALLERY June 17, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I hope to use the iPad as a digital portfolio for my work keeping printing to a minimum while giving clients the ability to zoom in on details!

  93. dantiston June 17, 2010 at 11:47 am

    My iPad will be a huge help to me. Not only are books such as Cradle to Cradle and the Omnivore’s Dilemma on the top of my eBook list, I am working to develop an Energy Auditing company, and plan to use the iPad to make my entire auditing service paper-free. In order to do this, I will need the ability to have a small, portable device to take down the numbers on site, transmit said numbers digitally to my computer, and then deploy the reports. The iPad is the perfect tool, and the bamboo case will go perfectly with my 95% bamboo-cloth wardrobe.

    So basically, not only would the iPad help me save paper and subsequent carbon emissions, it would allow me to efficiently help others cut their carbon emissions too in a professional, effective manner.

  94. onaya04 June 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I will be using my Ipad to read books to my children, share pictures with my mom instead of having to print and mail them to her every month and keep up with the latest green fashions also find new ways to have a healthy green life style for me and my family!

  95. drewski June 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I’ve got The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs as well as the Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne in my lineup!

  96. Marjanne Pearson June 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

    With an iPad, I’ll have the time and technology to read your newsletter and share it with friends via Twitter.

  97. balycooley June 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I plan on learning how to design for the iPad. I’ve been a print designer for over 15 years, and love that periodicals are going digital. As a form of communication, the possibilities are so much richer than in print!

  98. urbanitemom June 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

    This is the best giveaway I have EVER SEEN.

  99. dutchpants June 17, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Hope to be doing a lot of reading for my MSc thesis on remediation of VOCs in cities.

  100. justelise June 17, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I plan to use the iPad to read and review documentation (I’m a technical writer), to save paper. I also plan to help my father learn to use it so he can read his news online and save some paper and money from magazine subscriptions.

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