Top 6 Green DIY How-To’s of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

December 26, 2011 by  
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2011 was a big year in the world of DIY – whether it be because more and more people want to save money, reuse materials or just have a little fun. Nowadays getting your own hands dirty and making (literally) the most of what you already have is more mainstream than ever and the popularity of our “How To” posts on Inhabitat has been an excellent barometer showing this change in the status quo. From making your own moss graffiti to  greenery-filled DIY terrariums to scrumptious homemade cupcakes , read on to see our top how-to posts of the year and vote for your favorite! Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: best diy posts , best of inhabitat , best stories of 2011 , do it yourself , eco stories 2011 , how-to , inhabitat DIY , inhabitat how to , inhabitat readers choice winners , Top 6 DIY Inhabitat Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite! , top diy posts , top diy stories 2011 , top eco stories of 2011 , top inhabitat stories 2011

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Smart Egg Lamp: A Quirky Lighting Solution Made from a Recycled Egg Carton!

December 26, 2011 by  
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What came first, the light or the egg? Ready-made from a paper pulp egg carton and recyclable glass lights, the Smart Egg Lamp is an eco-friendly lighting solution packed by the dozen. Using energy-efficient light bulbs to create a warm ambient light, Joon & Jung ‘s quirky design is compostable, recycled and is its own packaging! + Joon & Jung Photo © Joon & Jung Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green lighting , green materials , green products , paper pulp , Recyclable cardboard , recycled egg carton , recycling / compost

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The Story of Sustainable Rum Begins With What’s Left Behind

September 26, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Distillery Serrallés, USA Rum has long been a favorite spirit for bartenders looking to mix a crowd-pleasing cocktail . Indeed, drinks like the Mojito, Cuba Libre, and Piña Colada are staples at hip bars, college parties, and Jimmy Buffet concerts alike. In spite of this popularity, however, the energy and resource-intensive process of producing rum is rarely considered. Though the practice of creating alcohol from a sugar base is thousands of years old, some distilleries are taking a hard look at the impact of their business—and imple… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Bike that folds into an A3 paper-size box is rightly named the A3 Bicycle

October 26, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Concept folding bicycle eases carriage. We have regularly reported about folding bicycles that aim to increase the popularity and usefulness of this zero-emission form of transport. However, many of these folding bikes and concepts have low usage efficiency as they take a lot of time to fold and unfold.

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Young inventor honored by Nobel winners for solar-powered fridge invention

October 26, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Self-powered fridge for use in rural areas of the world. Emily Cummins, a 23-year-old British inventor, has become the only female to be honored by Nobel Prize winners in an international ceremony

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Green Burials See Massive Rise in Popularity Nationwide

October 14, 2010 by  
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Photo credit: Environment Point Green burials have been a growing trend in the United States for some time now — and the term itself has come to encompass very different kinds of natural burials. But it’s still surprising just how fast they’ve grown.

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Paperless Office: A Reality or Dream?

July 23, 2010 by  
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There has been buzz of the paperless office for some time now.  Although it sounds nice in theory, is it actually possible?  Did you know that, “the typical U.S. office worker uses more than 10,000 sheets of paper per year, which is about 2 cases of paper per employee.

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Ecopreneur Interview Series: DoGood Headquarters Inc.

July 22, 2010 by  
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Part 4 in a series where Krates Ng (co-founder of PlantMyPhone cellphone recycling ) interviews fellow ecopreneurs.  Today, Krates interviews Faisal Sethi of DoGood Headquarters .  DoGood runs an ad network for cause-related advertising

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Is A Pill Take-Back Law in Our Future?

February 3, 2010 by  
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As the product stewardship movement gains steam, attention is turning to the issue of unsafe disposal of residue or unwanted consumer pharmaceuticals.  The widespread detection of pharmaceutical residues in public waters and fish has raised biologists’ concerns.  In Minnesota, the popularity of public-sponsored take-back days and a coming legislative proposal in the 2010 session to create a network of collection facilities, funded by pharmaceutical makers, adds a new twist to the problem.

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The Lance Effect Draws 5,000 Cyclists in Australia

January 16, 2010 by  
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photo via Flickr The “Lance Effect” refers to the influence Lance Armstrong has had on the popularity of cycling worldwide. It’s seen in how people treat people on bikes–commuters and cyclists alike–and on the number of bikes sold. Armstrong’s popularity was evident this weekend when he sent out a tweet inviting people to come ride with him and Australian cyclist Robbie McEwan.

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