Office Antics, Eco-Innovation And Upcycling: All In A Days Work

August 7, 2015 by  
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Following a successful first season, Participant Media and Pivot TV will begin airing the sophomore season of the network’s critically-acclaimed ‘docu-comedy’ Human Resources which premiers Friday, August 7 at 10PM ET/PT. The show follows…

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Announcing Inhabitat’s inside look at the incredible designs behind the Pickathon Music Festival!

January 7, 2015 by  
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If you’re an avid indie music fan who also has a passion for good design and sustainability, then you may want to plan your summer around the Pickathon Indie Roots Music Festival , a spectacular concert experience that happens every August in Happy Valley, Oregon . Pickathon stands alone as the only large-scale outdoor concert to combine great bands with sustainable designs, including a Treeline Stage designed by PSU students , solar powered lighting, 100% plastic-free single-use dish ware, recycling and composting, and even an EcoShuttle to and from public transportation hubs. The best part? Starting in February, Inhabitat will be bringing you exclusive behind the scenes videos each month documenting the construction of the incredible, organic stage designs at Pickathon as we count down to the August concert! Stay tuned on February 19, 2015 when we debut our first video, and be sure to check out Pickathon.com for a list of exclusive video channels featuring a fantastic lineup of bands. + Pickathon Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco concert design , eco concerts , eco outdoor music festival , eco-friendly music festival , ecoshuttle , happy valley oregon , pickathon music festival , solar powered lighting , sustainable concerts , sustainable stage design , treeline stage

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World’s First LEGO School to Open in Denmark this August

May 26, 2013 by  
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The owner of one of the most successful toy companies on earth is opening a LEGO school in Denmark this August. Grandson of LEGO’s original founder and a multi-billionaire, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen conceived the idea to open a school that matches the company’s emphasis on playful engagement. However, the International School of Billund will also follow the Danish System’s educational protocol and meet international baccalaureate (IB) standards. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative education , green kids , IB school standards , Inhabitots , International School of Billund , Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen , lego , LEGO School in Denmark , play and learning        

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Could Outside Lands be the Greenest Music Festival?

August 10, 2012 by  
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  Other music festivals rose to the eco occasion this year, but in its fourth year, Outside Lands isn’t about to be outdone. The three-day San Francisco festival, which takes place August 10 through 12 at the legendary Golden Gate Park, has…

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Shipping Crates Become Detroit Garden Beds

August 6, 2012 by  
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Locally grown food and garden reuse might not typically be ideas associated with a car brand, but on August 1, General Motors unveiled a community garden that promotes just that. For the project, dubbed the “Cadillac Urban Gardens on Merritt,” GM…

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Hyundai Petitions for National Fuel Efficiency Month

June 14, 2012 by  
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When gas prices yo-yo like they have this year – this week, they’re sharply down – almost everyone has fuel efficiency on their minds. But Hyundai wants Washington to have it in the forefront of theirs this August. The South Korean car…

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tap out.

September 11, 2011 by  
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Next time you turn on the tap take note of how much water you actually use for the task at hand and how much goes down the drain, never to be seen again. 7-12 litres of water is used up every minute the tap runs. Here are some easy tips to conserve precious water in your home: Skip running the tap while scrubbing your pearly whites or plug up the sink and brush your teeth while you’re waiting for the water to heat up (you might want to spit in the bath). Wash your face or shave with the water stored in the basin. You can also collect cold shower water in a basin while you’re waiting for it to heat up and use it later on your houseplants.  Wash fruits and veggies in a bowl or tub and use that for your plants too as well as cooled water from boiling pasta or potatoes. Thaw meat and other frozen foods overnight in the fridge. Refrigerate a pitcher of water rather than letting the tap run every time you need a refreshing cool down.  There are so many easy, everyday ways to save a little H20.

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are your appliances passive aggressive?

August 23, 2011 by  
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Because you’re sexy, you’ve gotten into the habit of switching off your out of use appliances, but did you know that many appliances enter “passive standby” mode when they are turned off (so they can start up quickly when turned back on), and continue to suck energy after you’ve flipped the “off” switch? In fact, as much as 40 percent of the energy used to power appliances is consumed while they are turned off. Unplugging your appliances is a good way to reduce energy waste by as much as 1000 pounds per year, but can be inconvenient. Try plugging appliances into a power strip with a surge protector. Now unplugging that hard-to-reach desk lamp, your ipod and your cell phone charger is just a flip of the switch!

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skip your daily dose of iron.

August 22, 2011 by  
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Whoever decided that linen and cotton were the official fabrics of summer must not have had to do their own laundry. While these fabrics help keep you cool in the hot summer months they do more than their fair share of wrinkling. The next time you find yourself reaching for the iron, consider hanging your clothes in the bathroom while you shower. The steam from your shower will help smooth wrinkles from the fabric and help you to keep the iron unplugged another day. Facing some deep ridges? Spritz fabric with water from a squirt-bottle and smooth fabric with your hands before jumping in the shower. Drying your clothes on a clothes-line or drying rack can also help eliminate creasing in your clothes. Wrinkled clothes aren’t sexy, but finding ways to reduce your energy use is! Photo by Jesse Hove.

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The TreeHugger Recap: Monday, August 1, 2011

August 2, 2011 by  
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Photo by Joi via Flickr CC With ~30+ new posts on TreeHugger.com each weekday, we understand if you miss a post here and there. To keep you up-to-date, here’s what we covered on Monday, August 1, 2011…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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