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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. cstringe103 July 1, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Great news letter!

  2. Noelsmommy July 1, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I would like to have the IPAD to search new ways to make my school (I am chair of the PTO) more eco friendly, and recently I have gotten into making foods from a garden in my backyard and would like to use the IPAD to create more eco friendly and healthy garden tips. I am more excited about not having to go to Barnes and Nobles to buy books for me and the family…. PLEASE PICK ME :) )))

  3. JOC July 1, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I would give it to my wife because she is the most eco-friendly person I know.

  4. eva324 July 1, 2010 at 10:23 am

    This is a big world we live in and I am making the effort to make our earth a more sustainable place to live in. I understand that we need to be more aware of our resources. So I will take any opportunity I can to reach that goal of becoming earth friendly and influence others as well. With iPad I can read books or magazines, or show off inhabitat articles on the train to fellow commuters to help spread the word and ideas people have in helping our planet.

  5. Rose001 July 1, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I would use the IPad to search all that is eco-friendly and the best ways I can help in my own contribution to help save the world!

  6. Michael.Sangster July 1, 2010 at 9:38 am

    I would first design a new type of drill that instead of using drill bits, uses superheated water to cut through rock. This drill would be used to drill for geothermal energy, of which the earth has in absurdly large amounts. The drill would allow plants to be built anywhere as it will be able to drill deeper and quicker than ever before. I would then develop an app for the iPad that allows me to control this drill from anywhere in the world, so that I can ship drills to companies, drill for them remotely, then have them ship the drill back. Everyone wins- the world gets green energy and I have a sweet use for my new iPad :)

  7. Lisette1908 July 1, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I will be sure to read inhabitat.com. But also a few books on my list are “Eat, Pray, Love” – “A New Earth” for the second time. Also for work I plan to read “Good to Great”. And I will follow Inhabitat.com on facebook on a regular bases.

    My intrest in a greener life begins and home and journeys with me to work each day. To be honest my daughter plays a big role in teaching me the imporatance of our future on this planet and she works hard to make our home trash free.. Meaning to have as less trash as possible. With the ideas I get at home I take them to work and have given my job some good tips as well. We have a sustainability group here and we do everything from recycle paper to making sure we use green cleaning supply’s to keep our office space free from harmful chemicals that could hurt associates and our environment by leaking into the water system.

    I am proud of my daughter and the efforts that my job makes everyday to help our land for the future.

  8. bettygurru July 1, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Three things,
    I am starting an Architecture for Humanity Chapter here is SWFLA and I want to concentrate on the aftermath this recession has caused on the beautiful area of Florida. I want to concentrate on projects for Public schools whose budget have dwindled down to zero leaving no money to create spaces, gardens, even playgrounds for the kids. I want to use the IPAD for illustrative sketches as well as holding Construction Documents, thus saving money on printing expenses, as well as being green and saving paper.

    I also want to help the realty business for this area. Driving through towns, so many buildings are up for sale, empty, downtowns vacant. I would like to collaborate with realtors and the Downtown area redevelopment agencies, and show the potential that these old buildings can have. I would use the iPad again for illustrative purposes, sketches and renderings of how they can “recycle ” these old building for something new, instead of razing undeveloped land.
    The last thing I would do,of course, is read your newsletter!

    One more thing, I can cut down on noise pollution in any public area by allowing my children to watch a movie on the iPad!

  9. dmalia July 1, 2010 at 7:58 am

    I would use it to keep myself updated on local sea turtle rescue efforts in my area and to update others on my rescue efforts.

  10. yuanlong July 1, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I’ll using it to read inhabitat!

  11. Tchiort July 1, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Of course I\’ll be reading inhabitat.com… Also some french eco-litterature (Jourda\’s books for instance), or even some of my favorite blogs: like Inhabitat, Engadget (beside the inhabitat\’s column there are some interesting posts), or Jetsongreen…
    I\’ll be able to show to my coleagues and friends the wonderfull arhitecture pictures that i have to work with (I am a junior journalist), or those incredible new inventions that are made every day!
    Well, cause that is a multimedia device, I may also watch \”An Inconvenient Truth\”.
    I have no luck, but who knows… maybe I\’ll be able to do all that with a new Ipad, thanks to Inhabitat.

  12. franasia July 1, 2010 at 6:00 am

    I would spend a lot of time reading and searching through Inhabitat … seriously. I’m at the research stage of building a Green house … I want to make sure it comes out ultra-Green.

  13. mwrycroft July 1, 2010 at 5:39 am

    With a real interest in sustainable design I currently teach Product Design at an international school in Rome and have shown your site to my very keen students (the fantastic designers of tomorrow!)and use it as an invaluable research tool.I have just brought some pupils back from visiting Art and Design degree shows in the UK, where we also visited Shared Earth shops and the Eighth Day Cafe and Fairtrade/environmental shop(this type of thing is sadly lacking in Rome). I take photos of good design or to provide inspiration and research pupils wherever I go – I would use an iPad to do this and be able to send them to whole classes quickly and easily whilst on the move. Presently, due to my home location, I only have a dial up connection at home which is painfully slow. I really hope to win this to help keep pupils motivated and informed with environmental design developments.

  14. zwan July 1, 2010 at 4:29 am

    i would let the iPad inhabit my life and change the into the paperless way of life!

  15. theorist July 1, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Would love to have one of these for me and my son. Fun reading and app-using times ahead!

  16. Samuel Emcee July 1, 2010 at 3:16 am

    It is amazing to know what Inhabitat is doing to alot of people like us who love adventures. I have faith in the information you are passing to us and believe that I will live in a natural outfit in a country side thereby advertising your product to our own part of the world.

    Thanks

    Samuel -Emceee

  17. spikeymike00 July 1, 2010 at 2:45 am

    I plan to live a greener life by reading inhabitat and other RSS feeds on my iPad, waste less electricity by using compact fluorescents, write on recycled banana paper, waste less water during my daily routines and be more productive by working from anywhere in the world!

  18. buferino July 1, 2010 at 1:49 am

    As I prepare to start the second half of my life more aware of how I lived the first half, I am selling my energy-inefficient house and preparing for a life in as small a footprint for me as possible: on a sailboat! I am excited to spend the next part of my adventure skirting the shore, using wind and solar power aboard, and living on my own sustainability. Currently I’m donating my “conventional” books to save as much space as I can. A digital reader is so much more efficient than printing with nonsustainable resources!

  19. Paul Nguyen July 1, 2010 at 1:41 am

    If I won the iPad, I would use it to be more green and take this everywhere to tell others about being green ideas. Of course, I would tell everyone the iPad was from Inhabitant because I don’t know anyone with a bamboo cover. The iPad will be my portal into being green and sharing green ideas with others because not a majority people are being more green even though they say that they want to be more green. I’m not going to lie, but I’m one of them. The iPad will have all the saved videos, documents, websites, and applications ready to use for myself and share to everyone that I can help become green. Of course, I would share articles from Inhabitant because I really do enjoy articles that reading about the world trying to be more green friendly.

  20. Paul Nguyen July 1, 2010 at 1:40 am

    I actually borrowed an iPad for two weeks from a family member, so I could justify buying an iPad because I want one for myself. I couldn’t justify any reason to put down $500 for a device with internet browser and games. It’s like buying a new computer or new laptop which I have plenty at home. The best thing that I liked about it is the portability and quick access to resources without carrying anything bulky on the go or around home.
    If I won the iPad, I would use it to be more green and take this everywhere to tell others about being green ideas. Of course, I would tell everyone the iPad was from Inhabitant because I don’t know anyone with a bamboo cover. The iPad will be my portal into being green and sharing green ideas with others because not a majority people are being more green even though they say that they want to be more green. I’m not going to lie, but I’m one of them. The iPad will have all the saved videos, documents, websites, and applications ready to use for myself and share to everyone that I can help become green. Of course, I would share articles from Inhabitant because I really do enjoy articles that reading about the world trying to be more green friendly.

  21. Paul Nguyen July 1, 2010 at 1:32 am

    I actually borrowed an iPad for two weeks from a family member, so I could justify buying an iPad because I want one for myself. I couldn’t justify any reason to put down $500 for a device with internet browser and games. It’s like buying a new computer or new laptop which I have plenty at home. The best thing that I liked about it is the portability and quick access to resources without carrying anything bulky on the go or around home.

    If I won the iPad, I would use it to be more green and take this everywhere to tell others about being green ideas. Of course, I would tell everyone the iPad was from Inhabitant because I don’t know anyone with a bamboo cover. The iPad will be my portal into being green and sharing green ideas with others because not a majority people are being more green even though they say that they want to be more green. I’m not going to lie, but I’m one of them. The iPad will have all the saved videos, documents, websites, and applications ready to use for myself and share to everyone that I can help become green. Of course, I would share articles from Inhabitant because I really do enjoy articles that reading about the world trying to be more green friendly.

  22. Janelle July 1, 2010 at 1:00 am

    I definitely would use the ipad to read the news and read magazines. I don’t know how to use it to read books, but once I learn, I could do away with paperbacks. I’d check emails on the go, and probably most importantly, as a teacher without a projector and no money to buy one, I would use it to share information and websites with my class with ease. Since we are a small charter school, using the ipad in small groups would be a dream, and it would lessen the number of copies I would have to make because I could show pictures and information straight from the ipad sceen.

  23. kaladar2 July 1, 2010 at 12:50 am

    What I\’ll be doing with the ipad: designing cool green ecohomes AND reading Inhabitat.

  24. Aaronleva July 1, 2010 at 12:18 am

    If I had an Ipad, I would love it so much. I would take it everywhere and introduce it to my friends. I would work and play and read and live and laugh and love! I would rule this world. If I had an Ipad.

  25. scchiu July 1, 2010 at 12:16 am

    If I had an iPad, I would go traveling to Europe with it in summer. I could read e-books, listen to music, use the maps online and share my photos and feeling on facebook with the iPad while I am traveling. I don’t have to bring lots of heavy paperback books, maps and CDs with me. Furthermore, I don’t need to print the photos. Thus, the consumption of paper, CDs and other resources, such as inks, transportation etc., can be reduced. With the iPad, travel can be much easier more interesting and environmental friendly.

  26. IreneChiu July 1, 2010 at 12:11 am

    If I had an iPad, I would go traveling to Europe with it in summer. I could read e-books, listen to music, use the maps online and share my photos and feeling on facebook with the iPad while I am traveling. I don’t have to bring lots of heavy paperback books, maps and CDs with me. Furthermore, I don’t need to print the photos. Thus, the consumption of paper, CDs and other resources, such as inks, transportation etc., can be reduced. With the iPad, travel can be much easier more interesting and environmental friendly.

  27. anhsnake13 June 30, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    I am taking classes this summer, and most my books are on Kindle! I’d love to be able to get all my textbooks and readings on the iPad and save a few trees in printing of textbooks. Also, I will be able to take notes on the iPad instead of buying more notebooks and pencils and pens! Please give me an iPad!!

  28. WinnipegC June 30, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    New to this website. I’m impressed by it so far.

    My fiancee and I want to build a green home within a couple of years, and this site is full of great ideas.

    Thanks!

    P.S. We’ll save money and the environment by reading books and magazines on the iPad, so wish us luck!

  29. p_ramosyeo June 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    ill be reading all my business books on the ipad :) i hope i wint

  30. nightryder2309 June 30, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    CAN’T BELIEVE I ALMOST MISSED OUT ON THIS!!!

    With this iPad, I of course plan on playing some games but I also plan on using it to organize my life. I’m a college student and I hope to use many of the organization apps to help in my studies. I head a club in my school so it’d be awesome to not have to jot down notes pen and paper style anymore as well as having the calendar right there in nice large font. I love the fact that it can double as a book reader – I already use my phone as an eBook reader – but my eyesight started going bad as a result =( – so I would be glad to pick up my reading again big time!

  31. MrSly June 30, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    I plan on using the iPad to give many presentations in my community on inventive ways to recycle, efficient use of resources, how to utilize new energy sources, and how to properly retire American Flags. Our service based group goes out to communities to help educate and inform the general public of their responsibilities as citizens of this world, and the impact it has on the environment.

  32. johnreha June 30, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I plan on cutting down my book buying habits a bit, switch almost exclusively to eBooks, and to watch a lot of Netflix Instant!

  33. matchbox June 30, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    It is currently my dream to live in a tiny house right after college.These homes are less then 150 square feet and are very green. They require very little utilities and have a really small carbon foot print. One obvious draw back to tiny home living is that there is not a lot of space. You can only have what you need and nothing more. This creates a problem if you like to read and have many books. With an iPad I would use it to read books. At half of an inch thin for 16,384 books I could read a lot more. I would also use it to manage my utilities and solar energy production. This would allow me to reduce my carbon footprint and still have space in my tiny house. 

  34. icarleigh June 30, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    I would love to win the i pad because i want to become eco-friendly

  35. greenmtngirl June 30, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    The iPad would be a tremendous help in researching, planning, budgeting for, and making happen the retrofitting of an 155-year-old Vermont farmhouse with solar power, radiant flooring, and reclaimed, reused, recycled, and sustainable materials — as well as continued care of already-established backyard urban farm with chickens, ducks, honeybees, and organic vegetable garden!

  36. jo.atkinson June 30, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    The iPad would enable me to stop purchasing paper products (like magazines, newspapers, books etc), use for my community work (global education development), for school (I am president of our Democratic Community school in Brisbane, Australia) and to help educate my kids on ways they can take care of our earth.

  37. gettyayano June 30, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    If I were fortunate enough to win the iPad, I would:
    >stop using paper
    >recycle
    >throw out the trash
    >plant a tree
    >save the earth
    >BE GREEN!

  38. kahlonsa June 30, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I am a very eco friendly person as it is already. Not only do I unplug and turn off everything in the house when I am done using it, recycle, take short showers and try to eat locally grown food, but I’ve also been a vegetarian for 8 years, I bike and walk pretty much everywhere on campus, and most of my clothes are secondhand. But as an art student, an avid reader, and a graphic artist, one thing I cannot get away from using a lot of is paper. I have dozens of sketchbooks and journals, countless (seriously, I could not count them all if I tried) books and a million inspiration boards hung up around my room. For me, the iPad would basically be a way to consolidate a lot of my recreational and work-related resources, allowing me to streamline my life and cut down on a part of my life that accounts for so much of my eco-footprint.

    Honestly, it would be a hard for me to give up my sketchbooks and books (what’s better than curling up with a nice book at the end of the day, I ask?), but I could do it. After all, the only thing better than curling up with a book at the end of the day is being able to take that same book, along with twelve (Or twenty. Or a hundred) others, home to California when I go during Christmas break. Convenient and environment friendly (I answered my own question, I know. I promise it was not my intention when I asked it). Two things that I absolutely love.

    This is becoming long-winded, but honestly, the iPad would probably change the way I work and school and relax. And although I tend to be a nostalgic person, this kind of change is one that I would definitely approve of.

  39. Maruchy June 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    First I am just thrilled that I raised a child so eco-aware that it was HE that found this site and turned me to it. Secondly, we have recently embarked on a new company making clothes, gifts and gear for runners and we are committed to being as eco-friendly as possible. Our new iPad will be used as we travel to races and bringing awareness to the importance of fitness and recycling!

  40. deaeterna June 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing all that you do about green living and eco-friendly creations.

  41. jimzhook June 30, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Hundreds, maybe thousands, of people will learn about Inhabitat, because your page will be the Home Page of this iPad. There will be a special page of photos taken from the website. People will learn about new housing options for Ghana and the US, and marvel at all the ways we can design more livable, sustainable, low-carbon communities. People will use it with me to design a new community in the Pacific NW.

  42. klausesser June 30, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    i´d like reading publications like yours and about art and the creative business.

    Klaus

  43. klausesser June 30, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Reading things like your site – very fine made!
    Magazines about any kind of art and creative business.

    best, Klaus

  44. BLAgrl55 June 30, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I am 14 turning 15 on July 10. If I were lucky enough to win this revolutionary product, I would:
    -recycle more
    -not have to write things on paper
    -not have to read books made of paper
    -not have to watch T.V as much which will save energy
    -plant a tree
    -clean my neighborhood (I already volunteer)
    -throw out the trash
    -become President
    -BE GREEN

  45. vilte June 30, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Definetly read Inhabitat, Inhabitots and Ecouterre!
    Reading newspapers, magazines and books thus saving trees!
    Using all the handy applications it has that make you greener, like off remote, control4, solar panel advisor, igrowlt, etc.
    My children would play eco-minded games on iPad and I would certainly use it for my work, even when wandering in the forests and meadows and collecting plants for my eco dyeing of textiles I make – just imagine how handy it would be to check all kinds of plants from the photos in iPad and write details on them in the notes. Also blogging (on green matters as well), emailing – what other gadget could be better for that than iPad?

    Using Instapaper application that let’s you bookmark you anything you want to read later would also guarrantee I won’t print anything for my later reading and would save paper – as I would have all the information in one place – on my iPad.

    And yes, sharing – 4 family members could perfectly share the same gadget. Sharing definetly means less consumption, doesn’t it? So what’s not to love about iPad? :) I would definetly love reading Inhabitat now from iPad I might have won from you!

  46. rolando June 30, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I would enjoy having an ipad to research more on ways to have a apt. garden and being green as a single person.

  47. jrussell.edu June 30, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I try to limit the amount of paper in my class and am trying to go paperless. Inhabitat rocks.

  48. bobsgirl June 30, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I have read and re read many of the brilliant entries for this wonderful prize. I have decided that although I currently have a pile of books for my summer reading, winning this would free me from all of those encumbrances and wasteful paper to enjoy the delights of book down loading. I have downloaded books in the past but do not enjoy reading them sitting at my desk. I had contemplated a Kindle, but did not like the lack of interaction that it offers. It is simply a digital picture of pages. The ipad on the other hand offers so much more… Not only the delight of reading at your leisure and comfort the written but has included the world of support documentation to access at the touch of a virtual button…. Oh heaven! how much more I shall get from books that I read being free to be detective or researcher without moving a muscle while in the middle of a paragraph! The point is I would be free! Free to read all thos books I was hesitant to buy or borrow, free to bring all 50 of them on my week holiday and decide each day which I would like to read. Yes yes this is the prize for me. I have lined up the books of ethno-botanist Wade Davis and will use the ever expanding internet to take delight in finding other titles to entertain me.. I am a single mother and having such an advanced piece of technology in my possession to continue my nursing studies along with finding reading material for my daughter 12 would just be a huge time saver.
    What else can I say… Me, my daughter, on a hammock with your prize package would be bliss, in a nutshell.
    I have in my previous message extolled the wonders of the dodo case, I think it is simply an artisan and practical beauty.
    Thank you.

  49. Beshara June 30, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I will use the iPad to show my 10-year-old daughter the stars she should be seeing in the night sky if Atlanta and my eco-village co-housing community did not have so much light pollution. (There\’s an iPad application where you can point the iPad anywhere in the sky and it will show the constellations that are there.) I will use it to continue to let my friends on Facebook know all the latest environmental news, good and bad, from sustainable design to permaculture to slow food to oil spills, so they can make informed choices and push their Congress people for REAL action on our climate crisis. I will be able to more quickly share inspiring music and spiritual posts as well, so that the shear mass of negative things consuming our world does not weigh down too heavily upon their souls and shoulders, and they can still sense the deep beauty and love in the world. I will use it to design landscapes that are edible and beautiful, using bee-friendly plants, and herbs like bee balm and Holy basil that soothe the soul, and great edible weeds like purselane that soothe the body. I will use it to research herbals for threatened indigenous herbs to plant to insure their continued survival…I will use it to play ecological games with my daughter, and show her lands too far in carbon footprint for us to go….I will use it as a community-organizing tool to let folks know of environmentally important workshops/events/rallies (as I already do, but iPad will be quicker than my 6-yr old Mac)and of spiritual and artistic events to renew them, and community events to empower them…..I will add YOU to my e-mail list and FB list if you wish…:-)..I will discover many more ways to make the world A BETTER PLACE, as I discover apps to do it….THANK YOU!

  50. cynthias arboretum June 30, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I desperately need an iPad for several reasons:
    1) my work is getting people to build creative places for kids to play and this means trees, trees, trees. I need the iPad to take around to meetings to show people that instead of spending a fortune on shade structures, the trees work and look better. I need great pictures for them to get it!
    2) I have a disturbing addiction to books. Once I\’ve read a book it becomes a part of me and I keep it forever so I have been banned from libraries across the country; my husband thinks I am having an affair with the UPS guy who brings my Amazon selection every other day;
    3) I love trees and need to download books. My high school senior quote was \”I meant to do my work today but a brown bird sang in the apple tree.\” (Yeah, I\’ve got ADD in addition to my book and tree addiction.)
    4) I need to read a bunch of books about trees this summer because I am raising money to build a fruit and nut tree arboretum in a playground that I am building at an inner-city elementary school in Atlanta;
    5) I need to win this iPad because all of my money goes to a) books, and b) running my non-profit out of my own pocket.
    Thank you for listening. I need to go tell the UPS man good-bye, because I am an optimist! Thanks!

  51. p3b June 30, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Would love to win an ipad…

  52. RyanWRadtke June 30, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I will use my ipad to read books, maybe some James Lovelock or Jane Jacobs or Bill Bryson (My Fav). I will also use it to study for the Texas Bar (BarBri offers an iphone version of their mobile bar prep software that is also supposed to also work on the ipad.) When I pass the bar I plan on using it to keep up to date on environmental law and news and, also, to keep all my contacts and calander (Im going into environmental law which is a notoriously underpaid field of law so Ill probably not be able to afford one of these on my own for quite a while.) Ill also use it to read inhabitat.com every day.

  53. Mike N June 30, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I’ll be reading up on eco friendly living on the interweb.

  54. amazzi June 30, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I blog about the built world in addition to helping generate it as an architect. High performance environments ar eespecially dear to the healthcare sector where I spend most of my time deisgning and researching. I’ll use my ipad to accompany me throughout thbhe business day as a way to bookbark and keep up with favorite sites and be able to share or tweet interesting items I come across immediately. Can’t do that on the work computer, rife with security and access controls and things are sure to be missed until I wait until the evening when kids are in bed to look through and post things!

  55. WyattTaubman June 30, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Ok so here I go. My name is Wyatt Taubman and I am 23 years of age. I am the founder of ThinkGreenLiveClean.com, a rapidly growing environmental awareness website (with a great motto ‘images inspiring action’!) that is run by young adults for young adults. I began working on its creation in the middle of my Junior year of college at the University of San Diego where I graduated recently with an Environmental Studies degree. It has basically been over three years in the making and I am passionate about my creation, spreading environmental awareness, and living the greenest lifestyle possible. But I have one problem. I have always found it extremely beneficial to write my to-do lists (which are always changing and very extensive) on a flat piece of paper by hand. My thoughts seem to flow much more quickly and I guess it just helps me connect with what I have to do. And, of course, there is the gratifying feeling that comes from tossing that to-do list in the recycle when you know that everything on it has been checked off! However, this is a major problem! Granted I use both sides and always pull paper that is going to the recycle bin anyways, but I still feel like a huge hypocrite. I have tried multiple times to type out my to-do lists on the computer but looking up at the screen just doesn’t work the same. There is something about glancing from the screen to the keyboard and then back to the screen again that brings my thoughts to a stop. Now, I have never used an Ipad so I can’t promise any results but I have a sneaky suspicion that the flat screen on the table might just be the perfect fix for my to-do list problem. If you give me this Ipad, I will work tireless to rectify my to-do list dilemma (as well as use it for all its other great features!) and might just write a post about the progress on my website!

  56. wildflower00 June 30, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I will be traveling and books are co cumbersome to carry and pack. This great prize would lesson my load

  57. eyfukuda June 30, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I’ll be using my iPad to catch up on reading and side projects this summer. I’m a grad student and am preparing for my thesis project and have a summer reading list related to my topic. I also need to kick off my personal projects while I’m not in school. As an intern this summer in NYC I spend a great deal of time on the subway, and want to put the time to good use.

  58. kimberlyrenee June 30, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I will give the ipad to my husband. He wants it so badly but we aren’t in a place to afford it. I am an architect though, so i’m sure I will use it to catch up on the latest green design when he feels like sharing :)

  59. hhwwilsons June 30, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I will use my iPad to stay abreast of the dynamic “prefab green” housing movement and to write a business plan to attract investors for my planned prefabrication facility in the Pacific Northwest. Additionally I will use it to design sustainable single and multi-family residential projects aimed at assisting developers of affordable housing. It will also be used for social networking in an attempt to bring forth best practices from throughout the industry. Residents of affordable housing deserve to live in healthy homes and we owe it to our children to do this in a responsible manner. Developers of affordable housing are finding it increasingly difficult to meet their mandates and it will require a “collective consciousness and will” to accomplish this. Thank You.

  60. vareporter June 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    You see, I have a dilemma. I read to enlighten and inspire myself. I read to learn what I can do to improve myself and lighten my impact on the Earth. I read books, magazines, daily periodicals. Some center around a veg-based diet. Some cater to the bike culture. But all are produced from dead trees. This dandy device would give me a chance to read to my heart\’s content with none of the paper-consuming guilt. As the mother of a college student, and a college student myself, a luxury such as this is not in my budget. But a girl sure can dream, can\’t she?

  61. MJStinson_77 June 30, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    MY THESIS! I have so many books to read as part of my research, ebooks would be awesome!! Trees everywhere are smiling at the meer idea.

  62. socialcaterpillar June 30, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    What I’d do with an iPad.

    The possibilities are nearly limitless. I’ll try to illustrate the biggies, here.

    I think the first time I actually read deeply and put actual thought into buying an iPad, what first popped into my head was my growing library. I love to read and own books, but I hate the shelf space they take up. Not long before the iPad came out I bought a second hand scanner a la Goodwill. With it I began scanning my green architecture books and some eco-design books I cite quite often. I’m still scanning a few at a time per week and will be done soon. Once the iPad was released and the “iBookstore” was touted, I immediately went into want mode. Once reading all about it, I was even more excited to see that you can read .pdf documents in the iBooks app. The though inspired me to start scanning again. School books, stylebooks, font books, graphics books, world books, book books! I’ve never met a book I couldn’t make digital.

    Having my books in a single device would mean tons. They already reside in a folder on my desktop, but its no fun there. I love going to the library and checking out CDs so I can just copy the music, but now I can do it with books. Of course I can purchase some, but there is something satisfying about getting something for free.

    The books, however, aren’t the only useful feature. There are a plethora of apps, I think it stands at about 100-200 trillion apps? Some of these are very useful. I’m often notified of healthy living apps and green savers apps, wish would be of great use. The equality app, too, so one can shop at stores that offer equal pay. There is a whole lot of good that can come out of a simple app.

    It’s also a beautiful device, so I wouldn’t mind donating my books to the library or thrift store in return for a little gadget I can stash under my bed or on my nightstand (perhaps a nightstand made of my absolute favorite analog books).

    Attending classes with it would be the second most obvious use for me. Typing away, taking the occasional sketch; I could take paper out of my college routine! It’d be great.

    Having played around with one before, I can safely say drawing is possible with the right little app. I take a lot of notes, but mostly I draw my ideas. With the iPad, I can simply doodle an idea out, and if I need a source image, I can tap open a .pdf of mine in iBooks. Gone would be the days of sitting hunched over on my laptop with a large book next to me, flipping pages and risking a paper-cut.

    Of course, there would be the times I use it for sheer recreation. I could surf the web, play a game, send out an email, defuse an atomic bomb; things that anyone would do on a less ergonomically designed desktop or computer.

    I really appreciate the thought process behind such nicely designed devices. The iPad is not just a pretty looking machine; it’s a pretty-good-for-the-environment machine. It’s an Apple product that can blend into the background but present itself in many useful ways in the foreground when needed. Coupled with the case, it’d be a great addition; though I’d be subtracting some physical objects from my life, I’d have they’re digital souls with me at all times, at arms reach.

  63. iceburg June 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I would use it as a demonstration/meeting tool for my business, and I would finally switch my magazine subscriptions to digital only.

  64. vangelis_l June 30, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I’ll be reading my favourite books by the sea…

  65. AmandaWills June 30, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    As a new resident of New York City, a penny-pincher and a treehugger, I will be reading Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen.

    I will also be using my iPad to share my favorite articles from the green sphere with my Facebook and Twitter families, and I won’t have to sit at a desk to do it! To the park I go!

  66. vangelis_l June 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I’m gonna read my favourite greek books at one of the beaches of the Aegean Islands :)

  67. allgoode21 June 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I would use the iPad as an integral tool for my next documentary film project about installing solar panels at schools in regions unconnected to the grid in Africa and South America, tackling the unpublicized issue of Energy Poverty. It would be where I can track my budgets using iWork, contact potential funding sources in preproduction, organize shot lists, and even write the scripts and outlines. I would also use the device in the field, having my interview questions written on it and I could use it as an impromptu teleprompter for any onscreen talent. In addition, it would be a key research tool, being so lightweight and portable for reading reports and books about the issue. I could even finish reading my ebook copy of Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman, a major inspiration for the project. (the ipod screen i currently read it on is faaar too small for comfortable reading, highlighting, and note writing).

    Oh, and the case will definitely help out to protect the ipad while I take it on all these extensive travels, bamboo is one of my favorite materials.

  68. layer June 30, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    This fall I begin a master’s program in social justice and ecology. This program gives its students training, skills and support to create and implement our own social action project. Mine will be focused on public food gardens — documenting, recording best practices for their proposal, creation and maintenance, and creating one locally.

    An iPad would be the perfect school tool:

    - Saving trees, money and my back by using electronic books (even better, the note-taking feature would help me save pens and ink, as well)
    - Providing a light-weight way to store and organize documentation photos
    - Providing a portable note-taking and blogging device for recording interviews and experiences (also for participating in online class discussions)
    - Storing key documents including important contact information, legal contract templates and just about anything else that can be scanned
    - Creating and delivering my final presentation

  69. melwalk10 June 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I’m reading Raising baby green and feeding baby green this summer!

  70. pinanay June 30, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I would not keep it for me.

    If possible I would use it as a raffle prize for an organization that I volunteer for. The Colorado Heritage Camp provides weekend long camps for children that were adopted internationally (India, Latin America, Philippines, China, Cambodia, Korea, Vietnam etc). In a given summer, CHC accommodates over 900 families, children, community partners, and volunteers, to name a few.

    I would start a campaign with CHC to ensure that appropriate measures were made to keep the 12 camps as green as possible i.e. all supplies and ware for meals are recyclable, create upcycle arts and craft projects, encourage families to bring reusable water containers, coffee mugs, bring healthy snacks that are packed in eco-friendly material – consider sending all documents that are usually included in family bags via email instead of printing out.

    I would work with the Directors and Coordinators of the camps and act as an eco-consultant to create a plan how they can develop greener camps.

    Another component of the campaign would be for each of the camps to research the birth countries of the adopted children and present a report about the the state of the environment in those countries.

    The money raised for the raffle of the IPAD would go toward the programmatic cost of the camps.

  71. pinanay June 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I would not keep it for me.

    If possible I would use it as a raffle prize for an organization that I volunteer for. The Colorado Heritage Camp provides weekend long camps for children that were adopted internationally (India, Latin America, Philippines, China, Cambodia, Korea, Vietnam etc). In a given summer, CHC accommodates over 900 families, children, community partners, and volunteers, to name a few.

    I would start a campaign with CHC to ensure that appropriate measures were made to keep the 12 camps as green as possible i.e. all supplies and ware for meals are recyclable, create upcycle arts and craft projects, encourage families to bring reusable water containers, coffee mugs, bring healthy snacks that are packed in eco-friendly material – consider sending all documents that are usually included in family bags via email instead of printing out.

    I would work with the Directors and Coordinators of the camps and act as an eco-consultant to create a plan how they can develop greener camps.

    Another component of the campaign would be for each of the camps to research the birth countries of the adopted children and present a report about the the state of the environment of those countries and do a report at camp.

    The money raised for the raffle of the IPAD would go toward the programmatic cost of the camps to oversee the implementation of greening the camps.

  72. PJWB June 30, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I would cancel my newspaper subscriptions and use the iPad to read the paper online (save paper). Same for Newsweek, etc.

    Also, as a Kentuckian I am very interested in reading King Coal by Upton Sinclair. Sinclair, famed for The Jungle, is one of my favorite authors and will speak great truths regarding dirty coal.

  73. figstudiopdx June 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    A great alternative to the designer’s paper portfolio- save time, money, and the planet!

  74. DiaryDad June 30, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I would love an iPad and love to tell others the story of how I won it

  75. akbright June 30, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    My son and I could use it while on our trip back to visit family – first time in 9 years.

  76. shrique June 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I’m just looking for a simple way to aggregate some home automation projects I have planned. Power monitoring, security, environmental controls etc. Would be a nice way check on the thermostat watch power usage etc.

  77. evolve June 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    That would be usefull, could actually keep up to speed with this enormous looney bin . . . news wise. Perhaps I could come up with some decent ideas whilst out an about, not a bad price for a touch screen laptop.

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  79. summerlovin June 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    oh ipad… if you were mine we could see the world together. You would help me study ecotourism and apply for graduate school while traveling throughout Southeast Asia. I would be able to fit you oh, so perfectly into my backpack so that we could move freely around the world… to inspire others to live more simply, respect cultures unlike our own, understand our food and how it makes its journey to our plates, to bring water to the millions of people who are dying each day from unreliable and unsafe sources, to fight for youth who have never known peace… in DR Congo, Uganda, North Korea, Burma… oh ipad, you can help me learn… grow… and inspire others to learn… and grow… and continue to shine light on all who wish to see a more beautiful world for our own generation and the many generations to come.

    Tammy Rosecrans
    Mammoth Lakes, CA

  80. bartonpoulson June 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I would immediately download the Phaidon Design Classics app and read it all on the 1.5 lb iPad instead of toting around the 3300 page, 21.4 lb, 17.2\” x 10.7\” x 8.7\”, 3-volume print edition. Many trees saved in the process.

  81. meghanhayes June 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I have an organic gardening company, and I plan on keeping my garden designs on my ipad.

  82. spcmh June 30, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Would love to get one for signing up for a Green Newsletter, and getting it would make it easier to access the newsletter and the website anytime I want:). It will also help the artist in me to sit where ever and draw… and last but not the least It would be nice to win it because I can’t afford to buy one

  83. LoMai June 30, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    First: I will ADMIRE THE BEAUTY of the stunning Bamboo case!

    Second: Its ALL about information; getting it and sharing it. Years ago when I found myself depressed over the environmental ignorance in our world, I had to go to our local University Library to peruse the small handful of available periodicals discussing positive environmental efforts just to find SOMETHING to be HOPEFUL about.
    Now through the tech-wonders of the internet and Facebook I can have vast amounts of relevant information streaming at me throughout the day. EVERYDAY I find something on INHABITAT that I share with others and in return they share wonderful things back with me.
    To be able to do so on the newest and very brilliant technology of the IPAD would be an exclamation point on my years of SEEKING out and SHARING the best environmental information available!
    This is the FUTURE and in it there is HOPE.

  84. jimjim421 June 30, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I\’ve been struggling with self-employment for three years. The economy has really all but killed my business. At my age, I wonder if things will get good enough again that I may someday actually retire. Right now, I fear, it may not. It would be a huge step in the right direction to finally have a resource like an iPad to carry with me since I can\’t afford a laptop at the moment. In these times, every little bit counts and an iPad would count for a lot fewer missed opportunities.

  85. chrissycrue June 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Having an iPad would allow me to read books and magazines (eco-friendly and otherwise)online so I would no longer have to buy hard copies of them which of course would save hundreds of trees! I would also use less power than I currently use on my desktop computer. Lastly I would use the iPad to spread the word to all my friends about eco-friendly products and \”going green\”. :)

  86. danorrdesigns June 30, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I use an iPhone when out in the field collecting environmental samples, and when logging natural habitat information. Doing this on an iPad with iWork would be like a dream come true! I would definitely downloading field guides!

  87. jdsteven June 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    If I win the iPad with matching bamboo case. I will add applications that have educational value so that I can use it in my job as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in Poudre School District. I will investigate all the ways I could use it as a hook to enhance their learning experiences as well as continuing to pursue \\\”green\\\” objectives. Carrying an assistive technology device is \\\”Way not cool\\\”, but if there are ways that the iPad could be used that assist my students it would fit into their definition of \\\”Way cool\\\” Some of said devices use \\\”AA\\\” batteries which unfortunately are dumped in the trash. As OT\\\’s we are always interested in existing tech that can be used seamlessly with our students.

  88. goodwright June 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I am always reading online – mostly on my iPhone, as I travel a lot. I am an activist film producer working on projects exclusively for social and environmental causes. I use FaceBook & Twitter apps and my iPhone to stay connected to inhabitat, participant films, pro publica, npr, etc. I cannot afford an iPad yet, but I so want one! Too often it is hard to sign petitions or follow links on the tiny iPhone screen. If I win the iPad, I will never miss an opportunity to learn more, or advocate for a good cause.

  89. daisybell June 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    If I had an IPad, I won’t need to waste the amount of energy I would be using with a pc or a laptop just to read the architecture, design and green innovation pages I’m subscribed to and be able to present the client their work I’m currently working on in a more portable and easy way.

  90. monique@lesliesaul.com June 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I pick a pack of iPads.

  91. AltFuels June 30, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    If I were to win the iPad, I would:

    -Read about alternative energy vehicles and other technologies that reduce carbon emissions and pollutants WHILE saving money.

    -Slowly phase out my hard copy book collection by donating or recycling older books.

    -I would never need another notepad or scratch paper to take notes during meetings or phone calls.

    -Raise awareness for sustainable living by showing others how the iPad has helped me maintain a smaller ecological footprint.

    -I would never use my printer again, saving on ink and paper costs, as well as reading online versions of the magazines and newspapers that I subscribe to.

    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!!!

    -I would use the iPad for its entire life, and when it no longer functions, I will happily recycle it.

    Good luck to everyone, and I’m sure that no matter who wins, everyone will think a bit more about their personal sustainability.

  92. FromMichele June 30, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    If I am lucky enough to win the iPad I would be the happiest woman in the world! My new ipad would help me blog from wherever I am about new sustainable fashion lines, my favorite ones, and where and how to get these green goods. I am an eco-fashionista\\\’ and lovin\\\’ it! I love it so much that I had to work at the best eco boutique in NYC.. of course it\\\’s the one and only Kaight! Second, I love to read and my ipad will help me find new interesting books to read and I will give my old books to the library. So we can all share like one big happy family! Third, I am starting to plan a wedding and it would be awesome to use my ipad to help me find DIY projects to make my wedding a GREEN wedding. Last but not least… I would use it to check out Inhabitat.com every single day for the rest of my life :)

  93. idaniel June 30, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I am the Creative Director working with artist Mary Mattingly to design a new rooftop living sculpture/laboratory in Brooklyn. Right now, I am in residence at Smack Mellon gallery in NY inside of Mattingly’s living sculpture “Flock House” as part of an exhibit, “Condensations of the Social,” that raises questions about the boundaries between art and life, while suggesting that social practice, to a greater degree than traditional art forms, has the potential to directly change how we live.

    Flock House at SM was created as a prototype for a habitat on the new rooftop project. Mattingly’s Flock House is an “airborne habitat that imagines, projects, and adds another level onto the city’s skyline in a future dependent on mobile cities. Flock House instigates repurposing the use and meaning of underutilized spaces by utilizing a raised, mobile platform as a multipurpose, autonomous space. Flock House will utilize hanging hydroponic gardens and a rooftop garden for vegetables, hanging hammocks for resting, water collection systems, and, taking a cue from Archigram’s Plug-In City, it lives off of the systems already built inside of Smack Mellon, including power, toilets, microwave, and shower.”

    For it’s 6 week run at SM the Flock House will host 6 different artists and move on to the rooftop hosting one artist for up to six months.

    First, the Ipad would be used by each artist as a mobile companion, library, design and outreach tool. Used to aid residents in a wide variety of ways; from free consulting and discussion on a wide breadth of sustainability topics, virtual local hikes, examinations of NY waterways, future urban living modes, etc

    For my residency and additional work on the rooftop, I and other residents will use the Ipad to explore designer climates, storm simulation, growing energy, utopias, radical living approaches, the addictive nature of city life and rethinking the way we use our limited space.

    After the exhibit, the Ipad will then be transported with the Flock House to the rooftop where FH will become a “rehabbed angular cloud “studio” workroom. Are designer climates in our future? Can we simulate storms indoors through projections and sound? ”

    Flock House will use the Ipad to “explore Air Space and Air Rights inside of its laboratory, while webcasting a daily weather report. In Flock House there is a sleep space, a workspace, a test space (for water, algae) and seed bank.”

    On the rooftop the Ipad will be used as an educational/documentary notebook, to create an intensive ethnographic study of the rooftop and the interactions of the ecology and people. It will also be used as an educational tool for group tours on urban agriculture, wild architectures and as well as for lectures, workshops and art events.

  94. pmartinza June 30, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I will use the iPad in an eco-friendly rural village in South Africa, called Bulungula. The village runs mainly on solar and wind power and is becoming a model of sustainable development. So this iPad would be charged off the grid and will be a source of knowledge for a community where books are rare, let alone cutting edge technology like this!
    More information on Bulungula at http://www.bulungulaincubator.org and http://www.bulungula.com

  95. brownatural June 30, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I like (fan) on Facebook: Angela Akinniyi
    I tweeted and I follow on twitter: @onetwomany

  96. Falasico June 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I will show my mother who likes information but resents computers what the future of information sharing is. She is 70years old. we can probably share a good read off the Ipad too :)

  97. ErikBjornsson June 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I’m a big believer in a paperless world, the iPad is a great addition to achieve this.
    Also a gadget like this, can replace several items in one swing, making our consumption of natural sources be less than it is. Here is what I do not have to buy when I have the iPad, books, bookshelf, newspapers, laptop, dvd’s, cd’s, eReader, save gas because I do not have to drive to stores for previously mentioned items.
    I’m a big fan of this site, it is an endless source of inspiration. I tell people about it all the time and people always respond to it with great interest. I’m a Graphic Design Graduate and one of my projects was based on this site. A magazine which concentrates on sustainable design, and of course an eMagazine.

    So there it is.

  98. tomatkids June 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    If I win an ipad, these what I will do with it:
    1.Although I usually go to library, an ipad would be a great way to read unlimited books, magazines, newspapers, etc. I’d say I’d read “green” living books!
    2.My husband and I are both artists/designers. We can sketch on the ipad without needing sketchbooks.
    3. My daughter is an avid reader, so she can share ipad with me, she would be thrilled!
    4. I will NOT leave the charger plugged into the wall unless actually charging.
    5. 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.
    6. I can search through blogs/websites to find the best sustainable living ideas.
    Basically, an ipad would be a perfect source to make our daily lives easier and greener. Thanks Inhabitat!

  99. jeremyscheller June 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I will make witty haikus with words like Trees, Solar, Reuse, Rethink, Design, Turbine and Prefab.

    Then I will make my friends read them and tell them I wrote them on the iPad I won from Inhabitat.

  100. sgpwriter June 30, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    The whole family will use the iPad in our house. Besides the obvious of being able to read ebooks and emagazines, there are two areas that would dramatically improve our lives. Firstly my little girl is 14 months old. She can already use our first generation iPhone and loves playing peek-a-boo barn. But the phone is dying. With an iPad we’d be able to play teaching games with her, flashcards, spelling, and use the drawing apps. In the evenings, I’d be able to hook up a wireless keyboard and write on it. And I’d be able to take it to the library to do research in a way that isn’t possible with a laptop.

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