Win a Public V7 Bike (worth $499) in our Back to School Giveaway!

September 17, 2015 by  
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It’s September, and you know what that means: students across the globe are kissing summer goodbye and trading in their beach gear for backpacks . Inhabitat is teaming up with PUBLIC Bikes to help make the transition a little easier – and a little greener – by giving away the ultimate in back-to-school transportation: a PUBLIC V7 bicycle ! The V7 is the best city bike around, with a lightweight steel frame, puncture-proof tires, and full fenders and a chain guard to keep those new school clothes pristine. It only takes a second enter our giveaway using the widget below – and the more friends you share it with, the better your odds of winning! a Rafflecopter giveaway Read the rest of Win a Public V7 Bike (worth $499) in our Back to School Giveaway!

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SaLo House: 20-year off-grid dream home finally lands in Panama

September 17, 2015 by  
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Refugees Welcome is the sharing economy’s response to the crisis in Europe

September 17, 2015 by  
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The sharing economy has brought innovative responses to everything from reducing food waste to getting around town , so what could it do in the face of the unfolding European migrant crisis, now regularly described as the worst migration crisis since World War Two? Seeing the negativity facing migrants and feeling compassion for their plight, four young Germans have established Refugees Welcome , a service placing refugees into share accommodation with locals to help them integrate into their new environment. After successfully matching 134 refugees with housemates, Refugees Welcome have been overwhelmed with offers of support and accommodation, as well as inquiries about setting up similar systems in other countries. Read on for details about how it all works. Read the rest of Refugees Welcome is the sharing economy’s response to the crisis in Europe

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Incredible Napmobile lets you test drive a cozy mattress on the road

September 17, 2015 by  
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Lumos helmet keeps bikers safe with turn signals and brake lights

September 10, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Ever felt invisible on the road at night on your bike? You’re not alone. Cyclists often complain that motorists act carelessly around bikes and drive as if they don’t exist; drivers on the other hand say that bike riders are unpredictable and don’t do enough to make themselves visible, particularly at night. This helmet addresses both sides of the divide.  The Lumos helmet has flashing turn signals and automatic brake lights built-in to help riders communicate with other road users and allow drivers to see and anticipate cyclists’ movements. Technology once confined to cars can now become commonplace for bike riders. Read the rest of Lumos helmet keeps bikers safe with turn signals and brake lights

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Build your own bike with Bamboo Bicycle Club’s DIY kit

December 5, 2014 by  
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London based  Bamboo Bicycle Club is an organization that teaches people how to engage their hands and rework a raw material by providing bamboo bike building opportunities through guided weekend workshops. Now the group is launching a revamped DIY home build kit so that you can learn to build your own bike, even if you can’t make it to a workshop. The kit has been in development for 3 years and now the newly-perfected version is ready to launch, letting you create your own ride no matter where you live. + Bamboo Bicycle Club The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see  your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following  this link . Remember to follow our  instructions  carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bamboo , bamboo bicycle , Bamboo bicycle club , bamboo bike , bicycle , bike riding , build your own bicycle , building a bike , building with bamboo , DIY Bicycle , diy bike , green bikes , green materials

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Rise of Cycling in Copenhagen

September 26, 2014 by  
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Bicycle infrastructure in the US is improving, but it still lags far behind Europe’s bike capitals – did you know that bicycles outnumber people in Copenhagen? There’s even 5 times more bikes than there are cars! Cykelvalg.dk recently launched a new infographic that tracks the prodigious progress of Coenhagen’s bicycle movement from the formation of the first Danish bicycle club in 1881 to the opening of the city’s new “Bicycle Snake” bridge this summer. Check out the full infographic after the jump! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: The Rise of Cycling in Copenhagen Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle , bicycle snake , bike , bike riding , copenhagen , copenhagen cycling , copenhagen infographic , cycling , cycling culture , cykelslange , Cykelvalg.dk , green transportation , infographic , sustainable transportation

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Grist Lists Hipster Habits That Annoy the Earth

April 27, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Raychel Mendez/Flickr/Grist Sure, youthful hipsters are characterized by their thrift shopping, bike riding, ways—but that does not mean the trendy lifestyle is good for the planet.

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Is the Immigration Reform Movement More Powerful than the Green Movement?

April 27, 2010 by  
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Photo via United Blue With the mighty fracas over Lindsey Graham (R-SC) bailing on the climate bill , analysis keeps pouring in over what went wrong.

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