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CO2 Bambu Makes Prefab Bamboo Homes in Hurricane Ravaged Nicaragua

CO2 Bambu Makes Prefab Bamboo Homes in Hurricane Ravaged Nicaragua

In 2007, Hurricane Felix devastated the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua, destroying multiple indigenous villages of Mayagna and Miskito ancestry. Flash forward to 2011 and these communities have become

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Schwinn’s Organic Flax Vestige Bicycle Will Be Available at the End of July

Schwinn’s Organic Flax Vestige Bicycle Will Be Available at the End of July

Bike lovers, get excited! The sustainable Schwinn Vestige will be hitting stores at the end of July! Introduced at Eurobike 2010, the recyclable and organic flax fiber bike will soon be a consumer

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Undulating Bamboo Panyaden School In Thailand Teaches Kids About Green Living

Undulating Bamboo Panyaden School In Thailand Teaches Kids About Green Living

The 5,000 sq m bamboo school is located on a site that was formerly a fruit orchard and is now a collection of pavilions organized along pathways inspired by the shape of the tropical antler horn fern.

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Integer Bamboo House: The World’s First Multi-Story Laminated Bamboo House

Integer Bamboo House: The World’s First Multi-Story Laminated Bamboo House

With a growth cycle of four years, bamboo is a quick growing material that can be raised almost anywhere, making it one of the more natural and eco-friendly building materials -- assuming it is harvested

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Rebel Designers Ride Cross-Country on Hand-Made Bamboo Bikes

Rebel Designers Ride Cross-Country on Hand-Made Bamboo Bikes

Just last week a team of inspiring designers began to ride their hand-built bamboo bikes across America to share the story of the Alabamboo initiative. Alabamboo is a collaborative effort by non-profits

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Arbor Makes Pop Art Adorned Skateboards Out of Bamboo and Sustainable Wood

Arbor Makes Pop Art Adorned Skateboards Out of Bamboo and Sustainable Wood

Skateboarding has always been a green way to get from point A to point B - whether boarders think that's an important point or not. The folks over at Arbor are making this alternative mode of

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Bamboo Drink Stirrers from Bambu are Perfect for Summer Sangrias

Bamboo Drink Stirrers from Bambu are Perfect for Summer Sangrias

If you can't wait to get your hands on an ice-cold drink this summer, then you'll love these bamboo stirrers from Bambu. Handmade from 100% organically-grown bamboo, and finished with a natural, food-safe

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Eco-Friendly Bamboo MacBook Case Offers Zen-Like Minimalism

Eco-Friendly Bamboo MacBook Case Offers Zen-Like Minimalism

If you own a MacBook you're probably looking for the best way to protect that precious piece of machinery from external forces. Designed by Silva, this sleek bamboo laptop case is the perfect

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Aesop’s New Bamboo Wrapped Store Fits Right in With Sheung Wan Locals

Aesop’s New Bamboo Wrapped Store Fits Right in With Sheung Wan Locals

Aesop's latest addition to their international collection of eco-stores packs a bamboo punch that is sure to delight locals and tourists alike. Opened in December last year in Sheung Wan, China, the

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Breezy Bamboo Community for India Pays Homage to Local Culture

Breezy Bamboo Community for India Pays Homage to Local Culture

Great emphasis is put on shared spaces for a community that is accustomed to a vibrant street life. Areas that might be devoted to individual terracing (in a western context) are designed instead to

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Lofty Hooch Bamboo Treehouse Holds Record for Smallest Building Foundation

Lofty Hooch Bamboo Treehouse Holds Record for Smallest Building Foundation

Building an entire home on long, thin stilts is a feat within itself, but how about balancing it on a single point? Well that's exactly what Jo Scheer does with every bamboo treehouse he lovingly builds.

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Fun Bamboo Desklamp by Green Tuna Design

Fun Bamboo Desklamp by Green Tuna Design

We love that this simple LED desk lamp by Green Tuna Design doesn't take itself too seriously, even though it's got some major green cred. Not only is it lasercut from 5mm sustainable bamboo wood and

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A Bamboo Forest Wraps This Beautiful Taiwanese Home

A Bamboo Forest Wraps This Beautiful Taiwanese Home

The family home is located on a tight and long narrow plot bordered on three sides by houses with shared walls -- the only free opening is towards the street. In order to bring more daylight and fresh air

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Greenbuild 2010: The Best Eco-Designs From Day 2!

Greenbuild 2010: The Best Eco-Designs From Day 2!

We got to see the Windtronics WT6500 wind generator for Honeywell up close and this thing is big. It’s energy production is built around the outer ring which is a revolution in design. It also starts

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Stylish Lounger Woven from Rings of Bamboo

Stylish Lounger Woven from Rings of Bamboo

This Bamboo Lounger by London-based design firm Objekt Incorporated showcases the potential for using bamboo in its unprocessed state. Rings of the fast-growing material were woven together to create a

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Bamboo and Paper Pendant Lamp Tells a “Story of Life”

Bamboo and Paper Pendant Lamp Tells a “Story of Life”

Victor Vetterlein recently unveiled a new pendant lamp that showcases biodegradable materials and eco-friendly construction techniques. Dubbed "Study of Life", the lamp consists of two concentric forms

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K2′s Bamboo Snowboard Is Guaranteed Unbreakable

K2′s Bamboo Snowboard Is Guaranteed Unbreakable

Bamboo is one of the strongest building materials out there, so it's no surprise that K2 is using it as the prime material for their brand new "Bambooyah" snowboard. Featuring a design by former pro

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Radiant Yhi Pendant Lamps Inspired by Aborigine Sun Goddess

Radiant Yhi Pendant Lamps Inspired by Aborigine Sun Goddess

These beautiful Yhi pendant lamps by Brian Steendyk benefit from a brilliant flat-pack design that saves on shipping costs while cutting down on carbon emissions. One of our favorite designs from the

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Sustainable Bamboo Pavilion for Communal Living

Sustainable Bamboo Pavilion for Communal Living

As bamboo is easily sourced around the Indian Ocean Rim, this renewable and inexpensive material is perfect for those in need of shelter. Bamboo's super strong and light physical characteristics also made

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Alex Whitney’s Pennyfields Chair Made from Bamboo and Steel

Alex Whitney’s Pennyfields Chair Made from Bamboo and Steel

Combining the eco-friendly benefits of fast growing bamboo and refurbishable steel with the nostalgia-evoking shape of an elementary school seat, Alex Whitney’s ‘Pennyfields’ chair is a simple,

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Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch designer Gijsbert Koren has given his country's famed windmills an even more sustainable edge by outfitting them with these fab new bamboo blades. Each blade has been constructed from two layers of

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Bamboo Bottle: A Reusable Bottle Made From Bamboo and Glass

Bamboo Bottle: A Reusable Bottle Made From Bamboo and Glass

With all the talk about BPA, phthalates, and other hinky chemicals that could potentially leach into our food and drink, it's no wonder that we're turning a gimlet eye to anything that passes through our

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Indian Students Make Bamboo Bus Stop

Indian Students Make Bamboo Bus Stop

Some ambitious students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India have constructed this bamboo bus stop for commuters. The structure is intended to demonstrate the structural efficiency of

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Karvt Introduces the First Bamboo iPhone 4 Skin

Karvt Introduces the First Bamboo iPhone 4 Skin

The iPhone is a sleek piece of minimalist design, and this beautiful piece of modern technology shouldn't be spoiled by an ostentatious skin made from earth-unfriendly silicones and plastics. If you've

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Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

This summer the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art sprouted an incredible bamboo jungle as artists Doug and Mike Starn erected their “Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t and You Won’t Stop”

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LAST CHANCE: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

LAST CHANCE: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

Today is your last chance to win an iPad and DODOcase! So far we've received hundreds of impressive, inspiring and amusing responses from Inhabitants all over the world hoping to get their hands on

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

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

WIN THIS AWESOME NEW IPAD! What better way to spend the summer than lounging poolside with a brand new iPad and an ice-cold drink? One lucky Inhabitant will soon be calling themselves the proud owner

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

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

HAVE YOU ENTERED OUR IPAD GIVEAWAY YET?! You’ve seen it, you’ve coveted it, and now you could be the one lucky reader to win it! This summer should be all about saving trees, so what better way to

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

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

HAVE YOU ENTERED OUR IPAD GIVEAWAY YET?! What better way to get some summer reading in than on a brand spanking new iPad?! We're giving one away along with a rad sketchbook-style bamboo DODOcase and

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

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

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

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