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

by , 06/17/10

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MAKE SAVING TREES SEXY and WIN AN IPAD!

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!


TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:

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. elisabeth9uk June 30, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I\\\’ll give it to my 14 year old daughter. She showed me the first chapter of an eco-novel she\\\’s writing and I was blown away by her insight and tenderness towards the earth. She deserves an iPad to finish this on :)

  2. Sneetch June 30, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I will be reading articles on how I can do my part to better the planet and others lives. I am very involved politically and charitably. I am always trying to find books and articals on topics that can improve mine amnd others lives. It would be exciting to read them “iPad style”! This is what I do on my iPhone now… But on the iPad it would be easier to read. :)

  3. suecsuecsue June 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Oh my gosh, if win I will use my Ipad to read about the amazing art and submit stories from my inspiration. I will continue to share cool, refreshing architecture and energy efficient products with my students, other teachers and friends. They will be impressed with awe and envy of my Ipad with bamboo case that I won from Inhabitat in my effort to also help save the world as we are face to face, face booking and tweeting.

  4. duckbf June 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I would love to have the ipad as an e-reader so that I can always cary around my favorite books with me! plus it would be useful to have the internet at my fingertips in college!

  5. sholmberg June 30, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    The iPad would be the PERFECT digital companion for our Adventure motorcycle tours…off/on road across the country.

  6. Aaron Lee Fown June 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    If I win the iPad, I will use it to to field test my ecology focussed web site and video documentary series, which you can see at http://www.thetripforlife.com, to be sure that it works well on the new platform. Additionally, I will be using Evernote on the device to do research on new shows, and background research and fact checking. Plus, I can use it to read journal articles in PDF format, saving many trees that might be sacrificed so that I can get my scientific journal fix!

  7. GOSPAD June 30, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    After realizing the amount of paper I have wasted this month alone and adding it up, then multiplying it the Nth degree I realize that the iPad is a necessity for my line of work. I am a creative problem solver… working with developers, city government, non-profits, and personal clients I would use the iPad to share solutions to problems. Too many times the people in decision making positions do not have the creativity, intuition, ingenuity, and vision to creative solve many problems we are facing. I would use the iPad to gather research, create designs, and solve problems that would then be presented to the powers that be so that we can make things innovation happen! My proposals would be even more pro-active if I could carry them around and share them with the masses without making useless prints on paper. The interactivity of the iPad reinforces the idea of sharing… and innovation is the key to the success of Apple and their iPad. By having the iPad I can further my pro active stances and make things HAPPEN!

  8. Katrina June 30, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I could use my iPad to keep up with homework and follow green news when I start at UCSD this fall as an Environmental Engineering major. I will be taking a 1 hour and 15 minute bus commute to get there, so an iPad would keep me busy while I take the environmentally responsible way to get to school.

  9. lindaland June 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I am moving towns to live with my love (savings gallons of fuel!)
    I would use the beautiful ipad to read job advertisements and poetry…

  10. Reta June 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Oh please please pick me!

  11. hat43 June 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    use it to find a new wife

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  13. anoracle June 30, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I will be exhibiting the manner in which it may be used as more than a toy.

  14. sidney0408 June 30, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    If I win the Ipad, I will diligently research the Gulf oil spill that is affecting my home town of New Orleans LA. I will also allow my daughter who is 18, to use it and research, read and view Whale related issues. I\\\’d also love to have one to read the various novels, that I love as well as play games that. It will also serve as a great conversation piece.

  15. thestickybit June 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    In addition to all the power savings I’d gain from not having to boot up a full computer to check mail, facebook, or Inhabitat, I’d also use the ipad to spread the joys of green living to all my friends. You know, turn them green with envy ;) It’s a start!

  16. Shadal June 30, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Simple.. I just love your site!

    And with an iPad, I can take you with me everywhere!

  17. madd0 June 30, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Where to start? I am not convinced that I’d be reducing my ecological footprint by reading on the iPad instead of buying recyclable paper books. Instead—or rather, additionally—I’d use the iPad to write programs to support my friend’s organisation: “Jardinons sans frontières.”
    They work with people in developing countries in gardening and landscaping projects. Their goal is to educate in sustainable development, the identification and preservation of local species and good citizenship.
    The iPad’s features would make it a perfect tool to manage projects, carry around local plant catalogs and blueprints, draw sketches, make one-to-one presentations, etc.
    Of course, at the end of the day, I’d probably use it to play a few games, catch up on e-mail and Facebook if there’s a wifi connection somewhere nearby ;)

  18. greener_pastures June 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Ah – the Apple iPad! The gadget of my dreams! Here are just a few things I would do if I were lucky enough to win one …

    1. I would make the medium my message! How? Well, toting the iPad around in its beautiful bamboo case would inevitably draw people’s attention and curiosity. I would make a habit of letting people know the eco-advantanges of not just the iPad, but its eco-wise bamboo case as well! Both items would serve as perfect vehicles for me to spread environmental awareness!

    2. I would unplug the charger (when not in use) just like I do with all the other devices in my home.

    3. I would donate one book from my existing hard copy library for every new eBook I would get! I’m an avid reader with an impressive library and the idea of making the paradigm shift from hard copy to electronic books is what excites me most about the iPad!

    4. I would shift from using hard copy note pads to using the iPad exclusively for all note-taking – business meeting notes, lecture notes, to-do lists … you name it!

    5. I would say ‘bye bye’ to hard copy magazines and newspapers and ‘hello’ to the unlimited supply of news and currents events awaiting me via my iPad.

    6. I would be able to stay current with news from Inhabitat while out and about. This, of course, would enable me to turn even more people on to Inhabitat!!!

    7. I would continue to conscientiously choose to not be a part of the throw-away society mentality. My iPad would not be disposed of the minute a newer version is released!

    Thank you, Inhabitat, for this opportunity to make my life a little easier and a lot greener!

  19. toonces1989 June 30, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I would love to win this! I try to do my part to be eco-friendly. Using an ipad as an e-reader will be my next step in saving paper!

  20. thryn June 30, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I just returned from serving in the Peace Corps in Africa, and I can use the iPad to help me accomplish Goal 3 of the Peace Corps which is helping promote the understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. I’ll use it to share photos and videos of my experience with family, friends and colleagues. I estimate that sharing the culture of my host country on a fancy, shiny touchscreen device will increase the chances of someone listening to me by about 64%.

  21. xenoxain June 30, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I’d bet most of the comments earlier are just boasts. What i\’d like to do with an ipad is to read any genre\’s of ebooks i can get my hands on. For example i can use it as a recipe book when cooking, a story book at the bedside or even as a guidebook when i play games! As ipad can read many ebooks, in a way it reduces me using the real physical book anymore, not only does this save cost, it saves space(compare a bookshelf to an ipad) and reduces cutting down of trees as everything has gone digital(thus less paper will be used). =D

  22. Karan Kundnani June 30, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Hello, I have never had a gadget, a mobile phone or anything luxurious.. I have only this computer which is so very old that most games, websites, etc dont open.. I dont know what is the problem but the same thing work in m friend’s comuter.. I asked my dad to upgrade it or buy a new one he never listened.. Now I am to irritated I can do almost anything with a Ipad i.e.,
    1. Read newspaper
    2. Use the net
    3. Chat
    4. Play games
    5. Use it anywhere as a computer
    6. Use it as a portfolio to carry imp. things
    7. Use it as a phone
    8. Save paper by reading news online(Saving trees.. in turn reducing global warming and saving the planet)
    9. Use it as a alarm so that I can wake up early.
    10. Use it as a music player or a movie player to listen to songs or watch movies to relieve stress.
    11. Can save electricity as I dont need to use the computer if I have a pocket computer which relatively uses much lesser elecricity to charge.
    12. Can be up used by people with big fingers like me..lol.
    Well thats all I can think of for now.. If I win the Apple Ipad I will tell what more can I do with it!!

    Thank You,
    Karan Kundnani

  23. oirmareivaj June 30, 2010 at 9:50 am

    A would love to be able to read and read… knowing no trees were harmed because of it!

  24. ysfajar June 30, 2010 at 4:56 am

    I call iPad a part of my SAVERS project.
    Why so? it will be elaborated:

    S: Savvy
    As part of our effort to maintain green, I believe even products we purchase should be green, at the very least out made of green products. With iPad, this solves the issues for gifts & prize selection.

    A: Apps
    The world of Apple Apps is amazing and it continues to grow at a rapid rate. I can dream of the day that i will be able to utilize an Apple App that allows me to keep track of my utilities and power usage. Sending me my weekly reports allowing me to keep track of my part of going green. Of course i cant stop my carbon footprint, however i now have means to allow me to reduce. With an iPad equipped with App, this solves my problem

    V: Variety
    Having a variety of gadgets on hand will UP your image. One looks cooler as compared to other men? However with iPad you do not so many gadgets, it practically is a MP3, Video Player, Workbook, GPSR and most importantly it stuns people right into their brain and heart with its sleek design.

    E: Everyday
    Savings starts from Eveyday habit. My everyday usage of laptop sucks the life off earth, i prefer to have make use of a make-shift powerhouse, my car, to charge my iPad. I like the responsiveness of sleepmode for iPad, unlike laptops, i find their bootup or ‘wake up’ slow. Thus at times i am forced to leave it on so that i can get the information i require in the fastest possible time. With iPad, it breaks my bad habit

    R: Results, results always proves people otherwise.
    Having able to win an iPad + a eco-friendly DoDo case, allows me to prove that “Hey, being GREEN not only benefits Earth, but it benefits yourself.” With an iPad won, i cant think of any friend who refuse to take part in this GREEN effort. Who knows, s/he might be able to win a GREEN Car in future.

    S: Service
    Being in the service line as a Real estate agent, I believe I have the potential to influence people, not all, but at least some. There after bringing awareness and domino effect on GREEN issues. With an iPad, I can DoDo IT!

    Ps: I am no man of Literature and thus I am unable to write as good as the rest, I am just someone living in this Earth and able to grasp the logic why going GREEN is important!

  25. 2wheeler247 June 30, 2010 at 3:30 am

    IF I HAD A NIFFY NEW IPAD HERE’S A SAMPLE OF WHAT I’D SHARE WITH THE DIGIGLOBE INTERNETS… A YING AND YANG THINK PIECE ON THE RECENT SENSELESS OIL CONTAIMINATION IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

    When used in wrong way, for the wrong reason technology wrecks havoc.

    On April 20, 2010 British Petroleum (BP) redefined the word irony.

    That day was the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day. In the Gulf of Mexico it also the day a deep-sea riser (a pipe through which liquid travels upward) exploded unleashing a mile-long gusher of oil and gas to the surface. The riser burned continuously for two days until it destroyed the entire rig platform sending the charred remains to the ocean floor. In its wake lies an open artery pipeline spewing 60,000+ barrels of oil a day into sea. As of June 30, 2010 the Gulf oil slick has spread to the combined geographic equivalent of the state of Connecticut, Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. It could take months before the lead is fully contained.

    OUR ONLY HOPE IS TO INNOVATE OUR WAY OUT OF THIS MESS!

    When used in the right way, for the right reason technology can work miracles.

    Compared with the global news coverage of the BP oil rig fiasco the next generation energy technology companies, First Solar, Suntech, American Superconductor, A123 Systems are familiar to but a handful of techie greenies and ahead of the curve venture capitalists. These and hundreds of companies working in relative obscurity, however, are our long-term fuel source problem solvers. At this very moment their next wave of solar panel and battery cell innovations represent credible hope the right technology will allow us to harvest and distribute energy in an environmentally sustainable manner.

    Collectively as global citizens we need to think about what technology can and cannot do for us because it’s only through meaningful deliberation and mindful action that we give ourselves the best chance of using technological tools wisely.

  26. Nelsby June 30, 2010 at 2:30 am

    There are simply too many fantastic eBooks that I want to read…I wouldn’t even know where to start! Here are several books about living a greener lifestyle that I am really looking forward to reading:

    * Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home by Renée Loux

    * Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The Non-Pompous, Non-Preachy Grist Guide to Greening Your Day by Grist Magazine

    * Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life by Sophie Uliano

    * Ready, Set, Green: Eight Weeks to Modern Eco-Living by Graham Hill

    Also, I signed up for your newsletter and I am a Facebook fan of Inhabitat (Aimee Waerhouse).

    Thank you for hosting this generous giveaway – I would be SO thrilled to win!

  27. aamira June 30, 2010 at 1:00 am

    for all i know inhabitat has gone all the way to spread its message would be glad to join hands to such a cause…given the ipob . would go an extra mile to prove my support.

  28. dss49 June 30, 2010 at 12:39 am

    “The common world has been the work of every generation that has lived in it, back to the remotest ages. Much as poets begin by using language as they find it but, usually as an unself-conscious consequence of their work, leave usage slightly altered behind them, people in general pursue their various ends in the yielding medium of the world and shape its character by their actions.” – Johnathan Schell, The Fate of the Earth

    The iPad is the new medium of our genius… if I am to access or contribute to the world, to our commons, I can only hope to do so through literature, people, and the web… all of which the iPad embodies.

  29. Fan June 30, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Inhabitat is always helping the people to go green by the way of different ideas and help. This ipad contest is one among them.
    I am really happy to participate in this contest as a Inhabitat member. If I win the ipad i will go around my premises and create awareness to the people about inhabitat service ,pollution free environment and Green concepts.

    Thanks

  30. Eco-Boi10 June 29, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I am a 15 High School student who’s loves to read, particarly Harry Potter the series I could read every one of those books twice a day, and I also love to read National Geograhic I use to have a collection before they were stolen from the neighborhood I live in, but I could give U 5 Reason I Need To Win This Contest

    1.I am Eco-Friendly and try to get my friends and family invole in it with me.

    2. I love books but I could only get them from my school library, cause I live very far from a library my family dosen’t own a car.

    3. Being a Black youth in my neighborhood I need something to escape the reality by reading books or magazines of any kind I can find.

    4. It would really be nice to own one of apple’s latest piece of tecnology.

    5. Im at risk and don’t know how long I can last in this harsh reality.

    So I hope you may consider me as a canidate for being a Winner of this Contest…

  31. Akira June 29, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I would use it as a paperweight

  32. demiourgus June 29, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I would utilize the iPad ecologically by using it to present project information and images to design clients and funding organizations instead of printing 100s of paper portfolio copies-exhausting wood resources and which indubitably end up in circular bins loading land fills inorganic chemical inks. The iPad would give my presentation as well as my design sensibilities the a sense of stewardship for our resources!

  33. maple_65 June 29, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I will do anything for an ipad, since i cant afford one

  34. fitzy2539 June 29, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I “fitzy2539″ am guilty of not always encouraging my students to reduce, reuse, or recycle, when possible, during the school year. I am a reading interventionist for summer school and an iPad would help kick off a paperless environment in my classroom. There are a plethora of literacy Web sites and apps that I could use with the iPad, helping to strengthen my students literacy skills while being kind to our Earth.

  35. clevergayle June 29, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I love to read, and I am hoping an iPad will allow me to read books without having the need to continue with the paper of a book. I love holding a book in my hands, and we always buy them used and then donate them, but not having a paper book is so much more practical and eco-friendly.
    I would also use it when birding to identify the birds, and keep track of my sitings. Much better than having a paper journal and a bunch of birding books along.

  36. codifred June 29, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    i would hold a competition in my neighborhood and and get as many people together as possible to brainstorm green and ecofriendly activities and projects and i would give it away to whoever had the greatest impact on our community, that way while one gets the prize of the ipad the whole community wins in the end by making the community more ecofriendly and green and informing and educating people on doing the same.

  37. seainnc June 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    An iPad would become my digital library, my means of getting online, and chief source of entertainment, whether to view movies or listen to music. It would be awesome.

  38. jac2169 June 29, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    From morning to night i am on my desktop at work and then at home but an Ipad will help me get off those energy consuming computers and do my work from a more energy efficient machine. I will use the Ipad to read my Inhabitat newsletters and updates, follow green design, and live a greener life. I can use it to read my favorite books, \\\\\\\”design like you give a damn\\\\\\\” and \\\\\\\”cradle to cradle\\\\\\\” with a touch of a screen, and use them in my blogs. I will use the Ipad to inspire green design & living through my writing and design projects. I have written a poem in honor of the Ipad I hope to win.

    Dear Ipad…
    one day I will hold you in my hands
    I know that my love for you is no fad
    it is enduring and pure
    I will take you with me everywhere I go
    and grow into John Muir,
    a great thinker of green thought
    but my inspiration cannot be bought
    it can come only from inhabitat ;)

  39. amandabrabant June 29, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Our iPad will be used to plan an eco-vacation in the Whiteshell Provincial Park area in Manitoba, Canada. We’ll travel by canoe down as much of the 325 kilometres of canoe routes as we can fit in to our vacation days. These routes will take us through deep, clear lakes past pink granite cliffs and through two canoe tunnels created in 1877 by the Canadian National Railway. Along the way we hope to see all kinds of interesting plants and wildlife. This area is known for its bear, moose and wolf populations and for its variety of birds. At night we’ll camp under the stars and hopefully be lucky enough to be entertained by the Northern Lights. The iPad will be used to research eco-friendly camping methods so we can leave as small a footprint as possible on our journey. And, last but not least, the iPad will capture our thoughts and impressions as we take this memorable trip.

  40. mikeybruin742 June 29, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I am studying to become an architect, and I want to specialize in green design and lifestyle! I staunchly recycle and compost, carpool and bus whenever possible, am vegetarian and would be so thrilled to have an iPad that could assist in my eco-conscious life :) I absolutely love reading, especially astronomy, philosophy and of course architecture. Go Thoreau! I am always telling friends and whoever about healthy innovations in lifestyle, and couldn’t be happier to use the iPad as a new gateway for doing so.
    Thanks inhabitat :)
    Michael

  41. hnickers June 29, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I\\\’d use my iPad to research ways to make my house and lifestyle MUCH greener. I\\\’ll need all the help I can get, from finding the right US-made products and the best prices to understanding available tax incentives for going green. What I learn, I\\\’ll share with my family and friends. Hopefully they will share with their family and friends. I think grass roots efforts will be key in ultimately saving the earth from ourselves. Americans can achieve incredible feats when they\\\’re motivated to do so. We have proved that in past oil crises, the space program, etc. Let\\\’s get motivate to save the Earth!

  42. Saturn47 June 29, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I am a major book worm, so a digital library would be a dream come true. It would also save me from having to buy actual books! Save the paper and pick me!

  43. merlins June 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I personally am not a fan of reading books online. When I read something I enjoy being able to hold something real in my hands. It is also far more Eco friendly on my eyes! Books have been the primary source knowledge for the human race for thousands of years. They are the reason why we are what we are today. I believe that if there is anything nature is more than willing to share with us, it is paper. Paper is one of the easiest materials to recycle and many newspapers and authors such as J. K. Rowling are doing so. I guess with the iPad I can only try to do my best to be as green as possible and respect that what has been given to us. Thanks to sites and organizations such as Inhabitat and Greenpeace we learn everyday that there are ways we can live WITH the environment without having to give up our luxuries. All we have to do is find these ways and embrace them. Life is not something that should be taken for granted, the blue lively planet we live on is one of few and it is time that we treat it accordingly. As many here I too am a student and this iPad would help me out in many ways, but I’ll be honest: Iwill never give up the Book!

  44. area525 June 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    With a new iPad with a swanky, and ecologically sound bamboo case, I would slowly replace my analog library with electronic books. I pledge to donate one book to my local library for every book downloaded, thus space clearing my study, making it very zen. With the IPad, I would be able to stay current with my favorite news sources such as Inhabitat, Architizer and Alternet, while I\\\’m on the go — not locked inside on a desktop computer.

    I would question my need for an iPad, and promise to use it until its end of life, not just until the next version came along, having being influenced by Scott Adelson in EcoSalon article, IPads are billed as a Green Gadget, but theres a not-so-Eco catch, which examines the ecological costs of rapidly developing technology and how old devices are disposed.

    Inspired by the blog craze, I would use the iPad to start a blog on the small steps we can each take toward living a more inhabitatable planet. These include small things such as using a reusable stainless steel water bottle to researching larger purchases such as a SMART car. This would be particularly meaningful since at present I do not know how to drive! I have always said cars are too damaging to the environment.

  45. darthmarkh June 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    If I win the iPad I will happily be able to read all my science and environment blogs / podcasts whilst relaxing in the bath… of course all my baths utilize harvested rainwater heated by solar collectors!!!! ;)

  46. nubiatamayo June 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Wow! There are so many Things I will read/do with an iPad tablet. An iPad is a huge stepping stone into an environmentally friendly lifestyle! An iPad will allow me to eliminate paper bills, newspapers, and books. Reading will be an entire new experience! For college students as myself the iPad has the potential of serving the role of Television, radio, and computer all in one. Even a DVD player because I have a lot of movies that I purchase from iTunes. Additionally, I will be able to download applications for healthy eating, exercising, and many other health and fit applications already available. The iPad gives you the power to keep up with world news and manage your daily activities all in one place. Being aware of the environment and how changing our daily routines can help save the planet is an incredible opportunity that the iPad provides. This magical and revolutionary product has the potential to create a green efficient life for anyone that can help save the world!

  47. shellthebell June 29, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Right now 1,853 people have commented. I’m going to attempt to stand out. What I will read/do with an ipad.
    1. I will NOT leave the charger plugged into the wall unless actually charging.
    2. I will keep track of a budget, specifically electricity and water bills, so that we can strive to save energy and water more and more each month.
    3. I’ll share (yes, share) with my husband who can use it to download sheet music so that his guitar/piano students do not have to buy a new level of book every 2 months. He can also use it to write music!
    4. As an interior designer, I can keep track of pictures and notes for individual clients and keep everything more organized. An Ipad looks much more professional than a pad of grid-lined paper.
    5. My husband and I are both sketchers. We can sketch on the ipad without needing sketchbooks.
    6. I can search through blogs to find the best sustainable living ideas.
    7. Although I’m pretty devoted to my local library (after all I am paying for it…)an ipad would be a great way to read unlimited books, magazines, newspapers, etc. I’d say I’d read “green” living books…but I’d probably throw a few mystery stories in there too.
    Basically, an ipad would be a perfect source to make our daily lives easier and greener. Thanks Inhabitat!

  48. bradley1488 June 29, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    If I received the Apple I pad I will do the following. I will install the GIS Geographical Information Systems program and create a comprehensive map of all the structures with green roofs in the Wisconsin and Illinois area to begin. I aspire to be able to learn from and utilize this material as a marketing piece to demonstrate to consumers the significance of greens roofs and how they are the perfect path we need to follow in order to transform our cities into green metropolises.

    Bradley Spiegel
    Milwaukee WI

  49. cevbindner June 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I\’d actually want to give it to my father because his work entails a lot of print outs, a lot of the times they are 300 page documents that he has to read and this is a couple times a week he prints out this much. He does reuse the paper to print out news articles but he could completely move to using just the ipad for his work and for his reading enjoyment and save all that paper. Maybe it is something that his whole department might look into switching to if it worked out well for him because it would be more cost effective for the company in the long run to use the ipad instead of paying for ink and paper all the time and it would conserve a lot of resources.

  50. msowersby@gmail.com June 29, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I would love to win the I-Pad to complete my cycle to turning green. No more dusty books, no more pages to turn and an example to be for all my old bookworm friends. A challenge to the paper libraries to stop printing and continue publishing.

    Mike

  51. Adam_Moeller June 29, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I would use the iPad to research incidents such as the gulf oil gusher, (lets face it, this isn’t a spill) blog about corporate responsibility and reforms necessary to help ensure these kinds of disasters are averted in the future and offer any assistance I can with ideas to stop the flow and protect the fragile coastal regions.

  52. linilou June 29, 2010 at 10:49 am

    how exciting! always getting great ideas from you guys!

  53. sl122282 June 29, 2010 at 10:44 am

    The iPad would be a great way to replace printouts of scientific papers, and help me in my summer reading. I’d also be able to spend some time in the bakyard and get some work done.

  54. AlexRawlins June 29, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I plan to read a lot the classics, this way I don’t have to read them on paper.

  55. soulhiker June 29, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I’m really hoping to win an iPad this summer as my budget does not stretch as far as purchasing one. Would be nice as I have loads of ebooks to read (I have for more than a year stopped purchasing paper-based reading). Let’s see…regards to ecology-related books I have the following on my list:

    1. The Symbiotic Man: A New Understanding of the Organization of Life and a Vision of the Future by Joel De Rosnay

    2. Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness by Toshimi A. Kayaki

    3. Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed, and a Sustainable Future by Saleem Ali

    and last but not least…

    4. Eco Living: A Handbook for the 21st Century by Karen Christensen

    Another reason why I want to win an Apple iPad is because I want to introduce my still very young daughter to a human-computer interface in which mouse and keyboard are absent as I believe that this will be a future trend she will face in a few years time.

  56. Sarah Costello June 29, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I plan to use my iPad to read Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies and anything else I can get my hands on to help in the construction of my new sustainable energy infill house in a historic mill village in North Carolina. The original mill houses were built with energy efficiency in mind – the least we can do is apply modern energy saving techniques to the next generation of dwellings.

  57. icha June 29, 2010 at 8:51 am

    No longer think that the books want to read it’s expensive because we could download or purchase e-books and access to a wider network. At the end, the two energy we save, use less paper and saving electricity and saving one more spot of course, because there will be no more stacks of books that are often forgotten or become waste.

  58. Biofreak June 29, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I will be more than happy to use in my reserach what I am currently doing i.e ultimate alternate fuel source Biodiesel and fast-growing trees.I may need to refer different Bio books.If I get IPAD I refer maximum ebooks and different sources.

  59. ogordo June 29, 2010 at 7:27 am

    I would be reading books and news in my iPad this summer, without having to bring all this heavy books in my suitcase… I mean, without all the cutting trees.

  60. emess June 29, 2010 at 7:16 am

    The iPad would convert me from paper copies of books to electronic versions. Gone will be the days of shelves of books, replaced now with this one device. A notebook is too fiddly to use constantly with it’s trackball for a mouse, and the screen size doesn’t make it a viable choice for viewing online articles opposed to paper versions.

    Work would also improve, with the countless scraps of paper I have dotted around my desk for notes taken whilst I’m out of the office. It would also provide me with a platform to present information to others in the workplace, such as application and graphical designs, without having to print out and use excess sheets of paper.

    My other half also has an iPod solar charger, and so even using the device would be more economical.

  61. Steph June 29, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Hi, i plan on reading my kids (4) books instead of buying the paper version. They each have favorite styles and the books are piling up. It would help us cut down on LOTS of paper.
    Thank you.

  62. vasiamor June 29, 2010 at 4:26 am

    I want it, I want it, I want it!!!!!

    If I win it I will design the greatest sustainable furniture in the history of mankind!

    Why should I win it? Well, lets just say that I am from Greece and I am too poor to buy one after he collapse of our economy…!

    I want it, I wnat it, I want it!!!

  63. SuneDawn June 29, 2010 at 3:48 am

    Awww…so many uses, so little time!

  64. Adriana Dumitras June 29, 2010 at 2:05 am

    I could spend my time in nature, listen to the music or reading! :X

  65. missmelo June 29, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Aloha!
    I will be reporting from the Gulf Coast about the oil spill this summer and hurricane season. My family currently resides there. Then I’m off to build a sustainable life on the Big Island of Hawaii. I’ve convinced my parents in making the move with me, to Hawaii and to a self sustaining life. We bought 3 acres at a steal and will have a water catchment, an orchard, a leafy green garden and solar. Since the sun shines year round, we can take care of ourselves off the land while giving back to the earth. We are keeping the property as in tact with little clearing as possible in order to maintain the local species. It is a dream come true, I’d love to share it on an iPad. :) Mahalo!

  66. aldin124 June 29, 2010 at 1:10 am

    If you saw all our books in our apt., you would be amazed at the massive amount of space (and paper) it takes. The iPad would let me (and my husband) read new and old favorite books online and hence, be able to donate the rest to a library or school (you would not believe how much history and politics my husband likes to read). Recyle, Reduce, Reuse!

  67. JessieWells June 29, 2010 at 12:30 am

    I would use the iPad as an extension tool for community workshops on climate adaptation and forest protection in Indonesia.
    It seems ideal as a portable, hands-on and screen-maximising tool to enable small groups of participants to view photos and to explore and interact with maps, during ‘learning circles’ and planning workshops on climate change and forest livelihoods. These workshops will be a central part of a research collaboration starting later this year in Kalimantan. If I won, I would also really like to take the iPad (or the idea at least) to the ATBC2010 conference that is happening in Bali next month (19-23 July, Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation), and the workshops day on participatory biodiversity monitoring.

  68. brinsonh June 28, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    I’m an engineer and a life-long learner. I have tons of ideas that flow out onto many journals. An iPad would let me ditch the paper and embrace the digital! I love reading and being inspired by articles on Inhabitat. An IPad will help me better organize and realize my own dream projects that might be picked up by Inhabitat one day and inspire others.

  69. mhari_lamarque June 28, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Dear Inhabitat,
    I would use my iPad to learn and study towards my degree in Environmental Sustainability and International Development Studies. My laptop is almost dead, and an iPad would help me stay out of debt while finishing my degree.

    Thank you!
    Mhari

  70. aphenry June 28, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I would read everything on my new ipad, and use my computer less.

  71. MarkSwi June 28, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Definitely looking at an ipad to cut down on the amount of paper and literature that I receive and use on a daily basis. A few of us at work have been talking about synching project notes in Evernote and eliminating all memos and printed workbacks and creative briefs.

  72. oceangirl June 28, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Every day is a new opportunity to improve upon what impact we leave upon the Earth. Everything we do has an effect on the planet, whether it be good or bad. Thankfully, we have the ability to control most of our actions. Choices such as what we eat, what we buy, where we go on vacation, how we heat and light our homes all have an impact. Having an iPad would give me the ability to find products, follow blogs, research authors, and techniques that encourage a positive, Earth-friendly lifestyle. Many people associate the word \”green\” as being negative…such as in being \”green with envy.\” A better outlook and perhaps our ultimate goal would be to encourage being \”green with attitude!\”

  73. Realitybytes June 28, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I will be using my ipad in an interactive juggling performance.

  74. char74 June 28, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I love the sustainable bamboo sleeve. What beautiful protection for the iPad. The combination is elegant, bringing an earthy natural feel to this hightech device. The sketchbook style makes this a highly usable case, far superior to the neoprene sleeves that so many iPad users are carrying.
    As a user experience designer, this summer I’ll be designing apps and sites specifically targeted to the iPad that scale up/down for mobile phones, laptops, netbooks and up to cinema displays.
    For now I will be doing my research with the iPads my friends own and in the Apple store.
    I’ve also recently rediscovered reading for fun (carefully infused with my non-fiction reading) – but tend to forget my bulky books at home and then lament not having anything to read on my hour-long train commute. The iPad will bring me enlightenment through reading, a stronger understanding of gestural interfaces, and maybe even allow me to identify new gestures and combinations that extend the use of touch screen interactions. The bamboo case will allow me to do it in style.

  75. montefus June 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Eco-Aware Student:

    As an avid reader, and student returning to school for my masters, an ipad will not only let me enjoy leasure reading, but it will eliminate printing coursepacks for class and buying textbooks which get used for such a short amount of time before tossed. This is the perfect accessory for an eco-aware student!

  76. marsonka June 28, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Learning for my last exams, no printing, yeah – less paper, more trees ;) and finish my diploma work, unfortunately, I have to print that one :(

  77. Ed Goode June 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    First, I’d bundle up all my paper books and donate them to the library. Once I’d finished rejoicing in all of the reclaimed space in my apartment, I’d be straight on to Gutenberg for the complete works of Anthony Trollope.

  78. denmess June 28, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Ooh! I’m surely entering this. I’d use it to finally organize my life & get a working schedule going for my volunteering. I live on the gulf coast, and it’s hard to stay up to date on which volunteer groups need help and when! So an easy-to-access planner would be AMAZING.
    Reading-wise I could take advantage of the wireless to read Inhabitat, Archinect and designboom while out. And to save some trees I’d love to read “Cradle to Cradle” and “The Sustainability Revolution” on the e-reader. (“The Ecology of Commerce” and several others too, if they can come out with more e-books. Until then, I’ll stick with my library!)

  79. landspaceinvocation June 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    If I won the iPad I would use it to update my blog Landscape Invocation on the go. The bamboo case would allow me to protect my prize during my guerrilla-esque explorations of the living world around me. Say I happen upon an eco-crime being committed… THE INJUSTICE!! Go Go Gadget iPad! Another story brought to light by the unstoppable writer/hero and his iPad.

  80. David Roberts June 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Well, as it so happens, I would be using my iPad for research on the propagation and uses of bamboo. I am studying for a Diploma of Agriculture and we only have one computer in our house which makes it difficult to get any work done. I am looking at using non-invasive bamboo for shelter belts on farms in cool climates.

    David Roberts

  81. Mvallicella June 28, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    If I got one I would never buy another dead tree book again. Considering how much I read this is a big contribution. :)

  82. shsutton June 28, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I\\\’m travelling to Europe this summer and rather than printing all the articles I have been finding online I could just save and refer to them on the iPad…that would also save a lot of weight in our bags thus reducing the amount of fuel needed on the plane :-)

  83. hej107us June 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Obviously… reading inhabitat.com and using less electricity than my old computer!

  84. DanielleP June 28, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Hi! I really want an Ipad because, frankly, they are amazing devices. What I would do with it? well there is this thing around here called trash into fashion? where you basically take trash and turn it into fashion! your design is put on models and a huge fashion show is held to inspire people to recycle! I would like to use this ipad to inspire ideas and bring them to life. thanks for this amazing opportunity!!

    p.s. pick me please :D

  85. AmericanGal June 28, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I think the iPad would be a fun way to teach my special needs students about conservation and preserving the environment. We could check out internet sites with it, make digital posters with new ideas to protect environment, and make our own “creative ways to recycle\” video. We could even post their projects on our school website using the iPad. I think this new technology would help connect their imaginations to their curiosity…and that would be a very powerful teaching tool.

  86. taryng. June 28, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Winning an ipad would mean a lot to me, and my endeavors to be a designer. As a designer, I can keep my entire portfolio on my ipad, no paper, no hassle, no printing, no printing mistakes. I can also access college information fast, apply to college, work with scholarships, study, the possibilities are endless!
    As a photographers assistant, I’ll be able to leave my datebook at home, and work primarily with the ipad to set up appointments, notices, and even notify my clients 24 hours before their scheduled photo session to save gas money, time, effort, and the environment.
    With an ipad in my life, I will virtually be able to remove all the paper from my every day life! No more notes falling out of my pocket, no need for pencils, all of that will be obsolete if I were to get this ipad. Because of the size of an itouch, I have difficulties reading books on the screen, but an ipad is the perfect size for reading, and I’ll even be able to transfer my entire collection of e-books to my ipad instead of sending them to be printed.
    With an ipad in my possession, I’ll be able to cut down on my carbon footprint, and encourage others to follow my lead by example.

  87. mryancarney June 28, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    hi!! I love your newsletter. I need the iPad to be the \’greenest\’ model in Europe this summer! I will be visiting my agencies in Hamburg and Barcelona, and I will put my portfolio on the iPad…then when I go to castings the clients can sweep through my virtual portfolio! No more printing pictures and wasting trees! Plus any last-minute travel changes (that always happen) I can rearrange right away! How cool is that?

  88. Feist77 June 28, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I plan on reading any of Raymond E. Feist\’s books I can get.

  89. TarynG. June 28, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    With an ipad I plan to cut down on my usage of well, everything. My entire room is completely full or notes, scribbled paper, books, and a complete mess of things that can be eliminated just by using the ipad. Also, as a photographers assistant, I can show my customers the proofs of their pictures without printing them on paper. They can zoom in, crop, alter, and change the pictures how they want which adds to more customization, less paper waste, and is much more cost effective than the printing process on photo paper.
    With an ipad I can remove a lot of the waste in my work life, and improve efficiency at least 30% on a daily basis. No more paper trails, no more batteries, no more disposable pieces. Me having an ipad is another person lowering their carbon footprint.

  90. livefromtulsa June 28, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    what a prize! I’d love to have an e-reader and computer at my finger tips. I hope I win! :)

  91. nicelicious June 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    i think of a word “recycle” when i see an iPad. for me, recycling is not just about recycle physically, for an example, when you buy iPad you stop reading books etc. what i mean by recycle is to recycle your mind too. as a design student, i have folders of inspirations, images from magazines, videos, artworks, etc that influence me in doing designs, even thinking about the art itself. eventhough they got lost in multi-use of my laptop, they are still trapped somewhere in my mind. i used to own piles of sketchbooks as a documentation of my mind — but rarely i opened them again. iPad is an unlimited pages of sketchbooks that i wish i can have, as my design sources and inpirations, which will helps me in creating future designs – the design of recycling.

  92. JKOConnor June 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I love Inhabitant & Apple. I’d really like to own an iPad

  93. alathea June 28, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I work as a caregiver for elderly people in their homes. The ipad would provide a wonderful way to easily show them web sites that cover topics that interest them – and would also be a great introduction to more of the new technology that serves communication and educational needs so well.

  94. judithmeyer June 28, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Wow, I could download all my psychology blogs and add to my own extra psych blog for the college students I teach! Woooohooo! I could read wonderful novels while I’m travelling! And of course I could keep up with Inhabitat’s green designs and gadgets!

  95. JulieKOConnor June 28, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    My computer just died- the hard drive is toast so this would be a perfect replacement- plus I love bamboo!

  96. JulieOConno June 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    I\\\’d love to make my husband \\\”green\\\” with envy!

  97. ynsik June 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    It would be a great and convenient tool to use it for documenting 100 ways to recycle the catalogs you receive in the mail. I’ve recently started creating eco designs with them and it would be fun to create a blog with the Ipad. Also, in my sister’s apartment complex, they don’t recycle (boo), so when I make my blog I’ll be freeing them of their cluttered piles of catalogs, making it into something cool and trendy while recycling instead of having these precious recyclables dumped into landfill! Yey!:)

  98. osu_knepper June 28, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Please let me win- I want to be the envy of my husband-he always get the new gadget- can\’t it be me for once. :)

  99. SOFIA I June 28, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    … I would use it to keep blogging and convincing mexicans to become better citizens in varios aspects, including the ecological of course. (WE VERY MUCH NEED BETTER CITIZENS!!)

    SoFia (all the way from Guadalajara, Mexico)
    http://lenguatintayaccion.blogspot.com

  100. kibbyster June 28, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    articles on any kind of landscaping.

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