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LAST CHANCE: Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat's Back to School Contest!

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It’s that time of year again – school bells are ringing across the States, and students everywhere are getting ready for a brand new year. To encourage you to green your back-to-school routine we’re offering you a chance to win a brand new PUBLIC Bike or a Voltaic solar backpack! We’re looking for smart ideas that will lower your environmental footprint for the coming academic year, and our grand prize winner will receive their choice of a PUBLIC C1 or PUBLIC V1 bike decked out with a rear rack, a metal basket, and a brass bell (worth a total of $574!), and three runners-up will each win a Voltaic Converter solar-powered backpack (worth $129) — perfect for keeping your electronics charged for a full day of classes. The deadline for all submissions is TODAY September 17th at 11:59PM ET – read on to learn how to enter!

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LAST CHANCE: Win $100 Worth of Green Back-to-School Supplies!

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Hey parents! School is in session, and to help prepare your kids for the coming school year we’re giving away $200 worth of green school supplies from our friends at The Ultimate Green Store! Two lucky grand prize winners will each receive $100 to spend on eco school supplies for your kids – including upcycled backpacks, BPA-free lunchboxes, tree-free recycled pencil sets, and much more. The deadline to enter is TODAY September 17th at 11:59PM ET – submit your awesome green ideas here to win!

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Solar Power Generator!

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Solar power is a clean, renewable energy source that can help limit climate change by liberating us from fossil fuels – but do you know what actually makes the technology tick? It’s not as complex as it seems – and this awesome new DIY tutorial from Rapid Online walks you through everything you need to know to make your own solar power generator! The full infographic explains which components you need, provides a step-by-step guide to assembling a photovoltaic system, and contains lots of useful facts about solar generators as well as some important safety precautions – check it out after the break!

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Yellowstone National Park to Kill up to 900 Bison This Winter

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filed under: Animals, Conservation, News

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Yellowstone National Park just annoucned plans to kill up to 900 bison this winter in an effort to control the size of the park’s herd. Any animals that stray from the park over the winter months will be killed in what could be the largest cull of the US’ last free-ranging pure-bred bison in seven years. Currently, Yellowstone‘s bison population is estimated at 4,900, and the park hopes to reduce this number to 4,000.

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Airy Green On Main is a Live-Work Space Built With 14 Upcycled Shipping Containers in Venice Beach

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Get $10 Off Passes to the First Ever Dwell on Design NY Show with Our Code

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Dwell on Design NY, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, debuts at 82 Mercer in SoHo, NY. Join 5,000 design elite as Dwell upends the standard ‘trade show’ format and creates a unique forum to engage, learn, inspire and connect in new and exciting ways. Inhabitat readers can receive $10 off show passes for the inaugural event by using code DODNY and registering here.

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ARCHTOBER: Brace Yourselves for a Month-Long Celebration of New York Architecture and Design

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filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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The fourth annual Architecture and Design Month is coming to New York City this October. Rechristening the tenth month of the year as Archtober, it will be a month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions all over New York City. The celebration will offer more than 150 curated programs by 50-plus participating groups, from the Guggenheim to the Center for Architecture.

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LimeMakers Debuts 3D-Printed Home Collection at the London Design Festival

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3D printing technology has finally entered the world of mainstream design – and Germany-based LimeMakers just unveiled a cutting-edge line of 3D-printed products at this year’s London Design Festival. The start-up works with fashion and product designers to create unique, conceptual pieces that will knock your socks off!

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New Yorkers Can Now Enjoy a New Pocket Park 'Oasis' with Waterfall in Midtown

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filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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As part of the ongoing East Side Access project, the MTA has opened a new public space in Midtown called the 50th Street Commons. Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, President of MTA Capital Construction officially inaugurated the new “urban oasis” yesterday as an inviting and relaxing mini respite for weary commuters. The pocket park was a way for the MTA to give back to the local community after years of construction on the delayed transportation project.

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VIDEO: How to Find and Cook Delicious Chanterelle Mushrooms in a Forest Near You

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In 1836, Swedish mycologist Elias Fries called the chanterelle “one of the most important and best edible mushrooms.” They are also incredibly nutritious – in addition to containing vitamin C and potassium, chanterelles are among the richest known sources of vitamin D. As ubiquitous as it is delicious, the golden chanterelle occurs all over the globe – from North America to Europe, Asia and Africa. Nevertheless, the meaty, funnel-shaped mushroom has a wild spirit that resists domestication, so if you’d like to savor its distinctive flavor, you’ll probably have to find it yourself – which is part of its wonderful charm! We recently stumbled across some chanterelles while hiking in Yellowwood State Forest just outside of Bloomington, Indiana. We picked a few, sautéed them, and ate them with our camp-cooked pasta, and liked them so much, we went back a couple of days later for more. Watch our video or hit the jump to find out how you can find your own chanterelles, which false species to avoid, and how to cook them up for a special treat you won’t soon forget.

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DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

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Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this revolutionary way of growing food in some of the projects featured on Inhabitat. Per square foot, it’s the most productive form of agriculture on the planet, and is a perfect example of a living machine: a self-sufficient assembly of plants and animals that functions like an ecosystem, producing food for people without creating waste products or pollution.

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California Architect Couldn't Find a Cabin to Rent so He Built His Own from Reclaimed Wood

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Ai Weiwei's Jaw-Dropping "Forever Bicycles" Sculpture is Made from 1200 Bikes!

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filed under: Art

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Ai Weiwei’s towering, geometric Forever Bicycles installation is made from nearly 2,000 stainless steel bicycles arranged into hypnotic forms that loom over viewers and passersby. Although the bikes are stationary, their arrangement gives the impression that they’re constantly in motion. Using bicycles as a building medium has particular poignancy: bikes are symbols of freedom and movement, and being trapped in stasis like this is a strong commentary on aspects of life in China’s city centers, such as employment in mass production warehouses, the frequency of traffic jams, and the absence of many personal freedoms.

 

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This Blazing Fast Electric Car is Powered by Saltwater!

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Nanoflowcell has developed the world’s first saltwater-powered electric car – the Quant e-Sportlimousine – it just received approval for testing in Europe! The futuristic gull-winged vehicle runs on a special type of gasoline that is made from salt water, and it’s now street-legal on public roads in Germany. According to Nanoflowcell, the Quant e-Sportlimousine can accelerate from 0-62 mph in a blazing 2.8 seconds and it has a driving range of up to 373 miles.

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Spiky Sea Urchin-Inspired Hydroelectric House Converts Wave Energy into Electricity

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Leonardo DiCaprio Named UN Messenger of Peace

Leonardo DiCaprio Named UN Messenger of Peace

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon just named Leonardo DiCaprio a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. The Academy Award-nominated actor…

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Janine Benyus, Author and Founder of Biomimicry 3.8

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Janine Benyus, Author and Founder of…

In 1997, biologist and innovation consultant Janine Benyus, released her first book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this publication she coined the term 'biomimicry' and…

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Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Lovely Low-Cost Housing Made from Locally Sourced Palm Trees

Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Lovely Low-Cost Housing Made from Locally…

The frame, made from precast concrete, is covered with nipa palm branches and polycarbonate panels that provide doors that can be opened to bring natural light and fresh air inside. The…

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Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

Have you ever wondered what the tree population and density of the United States looks like? This amazing map shows just that. Created by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of Woods…

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Build Your Own Bamboo Bicycle with the Bambobee Bike Kit

Build Your Own Bamboo Bicycle with the Bambobee Bike Kit

Following the success of his Bamboobee bicycles, designer Sunny Chuah has launched his next project: the Bamboobee Build it Yourself (BIY) kit. Designed for all age groups, each package…

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