9 fun things you can do during Earth Hour!

March 25, 2017 by  
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Today at 8:30 pm , WWF’s Earth Hour will begin. Started in 2007 , Earth Hour is a symbolic act to get us thinking about our planet and our impact on it. But more than that, it’s also part of a simple idea to start an environmental resolution — this is not only about one hour in the dark, it’s about creating a brighter future. Even though you’re switching off your lights and electronic appliances for the environment, you don’t have to sit twiddling your thumbs in the dark. There is still a lot you can do without using a watt of electricity. Earth Hour can be as fun as it is good for the planet, and if you’re looking for some entertaining ways to spend it you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up 9 fun activities that are sure to deliver a good time completely off-grid! Candlelight dinner via Shutterstock Have a candle-lit dinner using menus from celebrity chefs Celebrate the hour with your partner, friends or family and have a candlelit dinner with your own tasty dishes based on WWF’s Livewell principles, which has been created for healthy people and a planet with a brilliant future. Get inspired by celebrity chefs who support the Livewell principles . Board Game Pieces and Dices via Shutterstock Invite friends around for a quiz and board games by candlelight WWF’s Earth Hour is all about people coming together to celebrate our world. If you’ve decided to invite friends over, the Earth Hour team has created a fantastic Quiz to download to make the most of the night while the lights remain off. The night sky via Shutterstock Take a wildlife walk or go star-gazing Get closer to nature while doing something for your health and well-being by taking a night walk or going star-gazing. And if you don’t have a telescope, don’t worry. Just darkness, a blanket and hot drinks will be enough for a perfect star-gazing hour. San Antonio Texas River Walk at night via Shutterstock Go for a nightime city walk If you are a “city animal”, why not take a walk around town and see what has switched off in your city? In past years, many landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, the Tour Eiffel and Big Ben switched off their lights in honor of Earth Hour. This year is sure to find more participants, so be sure to check out what else is happening. Silhouette of biker at sunset via Shutterstock Go for a nighttime bike ride Cycling is not a trend, it’s part of a sustainable lifestyle. Everyday more people decide to leave their car at home and start cycling. And once you’ve started cycling, you can’t stop. So why not go for a ride during the hour? Yoga exercise via Shutterstock Try candle-lit yoga or exercise “Mens sana in corpore sano,” says the famous Latin quotation. WWF’s Earth Hour is a moment for appreciating the brilliant world we all share, and how we need to protect it. Use this time to pursue a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Playing the Guitar via Shutterstock Have an unplugged jam session at home Invite your friends over and unplug while you enjoy some in-house music. Children reading via Shutterstock Read a bed time story Light a candle to create a cozy atmosphere, and transform your favorite bedtime story into a fantastic journey of the imagination. Make a green energy resolution WWF has lots of resources to help you be green every day. Check out their resources for making a lifestyle change  and then plan with your family and friends how you will change things up even when it isn’t Earth Hour. + WWF EARTH HOUR 

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Exclusive video: Kamasi Washington performs at the Pickathon Music Festival

October 30, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Hailed by LA Weekly as the Inglewood saxophonist who “might have made the best jazz record of the year”, Kamasi Washington is not your average force to be reckoned with. He first picked up a saxophone at the age of thirteen and since then has gone on to play alongside the likes of Gerald Wilson, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Burrell, George Duke, Lauryn Hill, Jeffrey Osborne, Mos Def, Quincy Jones, Stanley Clark, Harvey Mason and Chaka Khan. Washington is one of several artists to perform at Pickathon, the world’s most sustainable large-scale outdoor concert . Read the rest of Exclusive video: Kamasi Washington performs at the Pickathon Music Festival

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Exclusive video: The Barr Brothers perform at the Pickathon Music Festival

July 31, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Somewhere between a dusty Americana and West African groove lies the soulful grit and instrumentally diverse folk-rock sound evoked from The Barr Brothers. The Montreal-based quartet features mesmerizing slide guitar, evocative vocals, and intense drumming, interwoven with soft, subtle harp drifts. Their rich, avant-garde sound is at its finest amongst the trees or atop a mountain — they’ve been known to play upon the rim of the Grand Canyon, welcoming tourists to film them. This year, they are sharing their unique sound at the 2015 Pickathon Music Festival , happening this weekend in Happy Valley, Oregon. Pickathon is the world’s most sustainable large-scale outdoor concert , and we can’t get enough of the sound. We’ll be releasing a series of exclusive live music videos with Pickathon throughout the fall, so be sure to stay tuned for more new tracks coming from the wilderness of Happy Valley. + Pickathon Music Festival

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Morrissey to Live Earth: go vegan because ‘meat consumption is killing the planet’

May 6, 2015 by  
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What do you do when you’re unhappy with decisions a politician is making? You write a letter, of course. Morrissey penned a sharp-tongued missive to former vice president Al Gore and producer Kevin Wall who, together, are the founders of the climate change awareness event Live Earth , scheduled for June 18. The former Smiths frontman  calls on the organizers to serve an all-vegan menu at the event, in which 100 artists will perform across seven continents. The “Meat is Murder” singer has a long history of demanding venues go vegan for his appearances, but he has a special message for the Live Earth crew: Ditch meat because it’s bad for the planet. Read the rest of Morrissey to Live Earth: go vegan because ‘meat consumption is killing the planet’ Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Al Gore , Climate Change , climate change awareness , going vegan , kevin wall , live earth , meat is murder , morrissey , morrissey all-vegan , morrissey urges going vegan , morrissey writes letter to al gore , morrissey’s letter to al gore , morrissey’s letter to live earth , moz , vegan , vegan concerts

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Biber Architects Breaks Ground on USA Pavilion With Edible Vertical Garden for the Milan Expo 2015

April 28, 2015 by  
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Home Depot to phase out use of toxic phthalates in vinyl flooring

April 28, 2015 by  
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Various forms of ortho-phthalate chemicals have been associated with developmental and reproductive problems—especially in male infants—and linked to liver tumors in animals. So while the plasticizing chemicals may have the positive effect of making vinyl floors bendy, you probably don’t want you child or your pet crawling around on phthalate-laden flooring in your kitchen. Which makes it rather good news that Home Depot has committed to eliminating all phthalate-containing floors from its stores by the end of the year. The DIY giant has reportedly asked around half a dozen suppliers to cease use of the controversial chemicals, explaining to the New York Times , “This change is part of our effort to continually challenge our suppliers to develop new, innovative options for our customers.” The move comes as more designers and consumers seek out non-toxic alternatives for their homes—and with Home Depot leading, hopefully other retailers will follow. Via Treehugger Image via Shutterstock Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cancer phthalates , chemicals home , developmental problems , home depot , household products chemicals , ortho-phthalate , phthalates , plastics toxic , vinyl flooring

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Dwell on Design 2015: America’s largest design event is coming to Los Angeles!

April 15, 2015 by  
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America’s largest design event, Dwell on Design , is celebrating its 10th year at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 29-31, 2015! Curated by the talented editors of Dwell magazine, this inspiring three-day wonderland of modern design will let visitors explore the latest design trends, tour some of L.A.’s most stunning residences, walk through prefab homes and living landscapes, attend thought-provoking conversations, and network face-to-face with industry experts. To secure your spot at the show and save , register here and use promo code INHABITAT15 for $5 off! Read the rest of Dwell on Design 2015: America’s largest design event is coming to Los Angeles! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , design shows , dwell , dwell on design , Dwell on Design 2015 , dwell on design la , dwell on design los angeles , furniture design , interior design , la , LA Convention Center , Los Angeles , los angeles design events , modern design , modern furniture , prefab house , Prefab Housing

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Art + Environment Conference Kicks Off This Weekend at the Nevada Museum of Art

October 7, 2014 by  
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Artists and scholars from around the world will convene in Reno, Nevada this weekend for the 2014 Art + Environment Conference , which is hosted by the Nevada Museum of Art . Conference attendees will explore artistic responses to some of the world’s most pressing issues, including climate change , resource extraction , and species extinction . The central thrust of the conference will be on how art and science can work in tandem to provide solutions to these problems. Some of the artists whose work will be on display include Lita Albuquerque , David Brooks , Petah Coyne , Terry Evans , and Ugo Rondinone . The conference runs from October 9–11 at the Nevada Museum of Art, and Inhabitat will be reporting live from the event – stay tuned for our coverage! + 2014 Art + Environment Conference + Nevada Museum of Art Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: A+E Conference , Art , Art + Environment Conference , Museum , nevada , Nevada museum of Art

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A Reflection on Energy Justice Summer—The Fight Against Fracking in Pennsylvania

October 7, 2014 by  
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Energy Justice Summer has come to an end, but our work against fracking and extreme shale gas extraction is still continuing. In the coming months, we’ll be looking for more fellows to come to Susquehanna County to join us in the fight to stop fracking in the name of energy justice, and a just transition to a clean energy economy. Thank you all for joining me on this amazing journey! This article is a reflection of Energy Justice Summer as a whole, and the life I lived in Montrose over the past three months, working alongside some amazing, dedicated activists. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of A Reflection on Energy Justice Summer—The Fight Against Fracking in Pennsylvania Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , activism , Atlantic Sunrise , Cabot , chesapeake , community , compressor stations , contamination , drill , driller , drilling , energy justice , Energy Justice Initiative , Energy Justice Summer , environmentalism , extraction , Fossil Free , fossil fuels , fracking , future generations , human rights , non profit , pennsylvania , Photography , pipelines , reflection , renewable energy , shale , shale gas , Shell , social rights , Susquehanna , violations , water issues , workshops

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

September 16, 2014 by  
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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 . Read the rest of Get $10 Off Passes to the First Ever Dwell on Design NY Show with Our Code Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: design festivals , dod , dwell , dwell magazine , dwell on design , dwell on design new york , dwell on design ny , eco design , green design , nyc design events , sustainable design

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