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DIY: Backyard Composter from a Garbage Can + What Can Be Tossed Into It

DIY: Backyard Composter from a Garbage Can + What Can Be Tossed Into It

Many cities around the world now have composting programs so household food scraps and garden clippings can be mulched rather than ending up in landfills. This is a great practice, but there are also a

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Nature Loo’s Composting Toilet Puts More Distance Between You and Your (Icky) Poo Box

Nature Loo’s Composting Toilet Puts More Distance Between You and Your (Icky) Poo Box

Composting toilets present a very green way of disposing and reusing your poop as a natural fertilizer, but they haven't been widely implemented. Most people don’t want to sit on top of a box of poop or

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America’s Top 10 Greenest Universities of 2013

America’s Top 10 Greenest Universities of 2013

10. University of California, Santa Barbara Forty-four of the buildings on campus at UC Santa Barbara are LEED certified and 47% of academic departments offer a class about sustainability, totaling 321

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5 Handy Green Gardening Tools Made from Recycled Materials

5 Handy Green Gardening Tools Made from Recycled Materials

Digging into gardening is a great way to live a greener lifestyle. Growing your own organic produce, planting a bee-friendly lawn, and setting aside an area of your garden specifically for wildlife can

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INHABITAT GIVEAWAY: Win an Electric Composter from Naturemill (Worth $400!)

INHABITAT GIVEAWAY: Win an Electric Composter from Naturemill (Worth $400!)

Dreaming of planting a summer garden, but don't have the tools? Or maybe you've been meaning to start composting but just don't know how. Well get ready to flex your green thumbs because you could win

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NYC Set to Roll Out Citywide Composting Program

NYC Set to Roll Out Citywide Composting Program

New Yorkers who have been lugging their food scraps to composting centers in the city may be catching a break very soon. Mayor Bloomberg is expected to announce shortly a new citywide composting program

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Inhabitat Tries Out Naturemill’s Ceramic Countertop Compost Pail

PRODUCT REVIEW: Inhabitat Tries Out Naturemill’s Ceramic Countertop Compost Pail

The first thing you will notice about the ceramic pail composter when taking it out of the box is that it's very simple to set up. After snapping the stainless steel handle onto the knobs on either side

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Method Homes and SEED Collaborative Unveil Completely Self-Sufficient, Portable SEEDClassroom

Method Homes and SEED Collaborative Unveil Completely Self-Sufficient, Portable SEEDClassroom

The portable classroom is designed to meet the 20 imperatives of the Living Building Challenge, an international sustainable building certification program known to be more rigorous than LEED and BREEAM,

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How To Start an Odor-Free Freezer Compost Bin as a City or Small Space Dweller

How To Start an Odor-Free Freezer Compost Bin as a City or Small Space Dweller

Okay, so you won't actually be composting in your freezer, but your freezer can provide a great space to store your compost scraps before you drop them off at your local green market or with someone

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1.9 Million Worms Chomp Down Airport Waste in North Carolina

1.9 Million Worms Chomp Down Airport Waste in North Carolina

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina has deployed 1.9 million worms to turn a boatload of organic waste into fertilizer. Every day the airport housekeeping department headed by

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Groundbreaking Zero-Energy zHomes Are Topped with a Massive Solar Array

Groundbreaking Zero-Energy zHomes Are Topped with a Massive Solar Array

David Vandervort was keen to create a happy marriage between the relative urbanity of Issaquah and a sense of privacy for the residents living at zHome. The entire complex is organized around a central

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Ithaca Turns Dog Poo Into Compost

Ithaca Turns Dog Poo Into Compost

Dog litter bin photo from Shutterstock In the U.S., approximately 78 million dogs leave behind 10.6 million tons of dog waste each year. Three years ago a park in Ithaca, NY launched a plan to lessen

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HOW TO: Use Naturemill’s Metro Composter to Compost Indoors Without the Odor

HOW TO: Use Naturemill’s Metro Composter to Compost Indoors Without the Odor

STEP 1: Getting set up Remove all of the contents from the shipping box and find a good spot in your home to keep your unit. You will need to be close to an electric outlet, so a kitchen counter may

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7 Ways Super Bowl XLVI is Going Green!

7 Ways Super Bowl XLVI is Going Green!

The Stadium The Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium recently released a list of green initiatives that make any sports outing at their facility more eco-friendly than ever. The famous retractable roof with

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Telaithrion Will Be Greece’s First Ever Eco-Community

Telaithrion Will Be Greece’s First Ever Eco-Community

Even those of us who aren't so savvy about economics know that Greece is in big trouble - but the country’s very first eco-community, which is currently under construction, offers a green glimmer of

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Plant-Based Repurpose Compostables Coffee Cups Hit Store Shelves Nationwide

Plant-Based Repurpose Compostables Coffee Cups Hit Store Shelves Nationwide

The paper industry estimates that Americans used more that 23 billion dollars worth of paper cups last year - and as much as we love taking our morning coffee and tea on the go, the trash truly adds up.

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City Farm: South Providence’s Urban Agriculture Transformation

City Farm: South Providence’s Urban Agriculture Transformation

City Farm finds its home in the heart of South Providence. It is an area with a turbulent history of conflict and neglect. Originally a marshland, the plot has seen its history of dwellers pass through. A

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Food Industry Wages War Against Food Waste

Food Industry Wages War Against Food Waste

In 2009, more than 30 million tons of food was dumped into landfills, making food the most abundant material there by far. This amounts to roughly 200 pounds a year for every single individual in the

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SunChips Unveils New, Quieter 100% Compostable Bags

SunChips Unveils New, Quieter 100% Compostable Bags

SunChips announced yesterday that created a new, quieter plant-based bag.

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Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

New York City's gardeners are helping to lead the way in creating more sustainable communities. Of those surveyed, 80 percent of the city's community gardens produce food for their neighborhood, 65

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Airtight Compost Pail Keeps Your Kitchen Odor-Free

Airtight Compost Pail Keeps Your Kitchen Odor-Free

One of the biggest deterrents to at-home composting is the awful stench of rotting food. But while some of us will withstand any odor for the sake of the environment, understandably, others need a helping

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Local, Modular and Efficient Eco-Affordable Housing For Ghana

Local, Modular and Efficient Eco-Affordable Housing For Ghana

A lot of concept houses come across our desk here at Inhabitat, but we were really impressed with this design for eco-housing in Ghana. Designed by Lisbon-based Blaanc in collaboration with Architect

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KINETICOMPOST: A Wind Powered Composter

KINETICOMPOST: A Wind Powered Composter

KinetiCompost is a wind powered rotating composter made of 100% recycled material. Designed by Ben Bangser, an industrial design and sculpture double major at Syracuse University, KinetiCompost works by

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Circular Pod-Shaped Tea House is Heated by Compost

Circular Pod-Shaped Tea House is Heated by Compost

If you’ve ever experienced composting in action, you may know that things can get pretty hot when microbes meet organic material. So what if there was a way to capture all that heat and use it to warm

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Faltazi Envisions the Eco Kitchen of the Future

Faltazi Envisions the Eco Kitchen of the Future

This green Ekokook kitchen by Faltazi design is one of the most well-researched culinary concepts we have seen. Ekokook proposes that in the future, the general public will strive to become

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How Dan Rosenthal is Greening Chicago’s Restaurant Industry

How Dan Rosenthal is Greening Chicago’s Restaurant Industry

At this month’s Green Drinks in Chicago, extroverted and engaging restauranteur Dan Rosenthal inspired the crowd with tales of his limitless efforts to green the city. When he realized that he could not

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Envi: Composting Trash Can Provides Urban Greenery

Envi: Composting Trash Can Provides Urban Greenery

By now you have probably heard that composting helps make a garden green because it is an effective way to deliver nutrients to plants and reduce food waste. Previously we featured the Jarst planter,

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San Francisco Signs Mandatory Recycling & Composting Laws

San Francisco Signs Mandatory Recycling & Composting Laws

Just yesterday On June 23rd, the City of San Francisco signed into effect the nation's first law mandating that all residents and businesses separate their recycling and compost material from normal

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Christmas Tree Recycling Ideas at Inhabitots

Christmas Tree Recycling Ideas at Inhabitots

We love the holidays for their wealth of wonderful traditions and decor designed to spread cheer, however we can't help but feel sorry for all of those living christmas trees that are abandoned after the

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PIG-POWERED Eco Lodge in Costa Rica

PIG-POWERED Eco Lodge in Costa Rica

While you may not naturally associate pig feces with 'clean' energy, the Lapa Rios Ecolodge in Costa Rica manages to makes pig poo power seem smart, sexy and super sustainable with their environmentally

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