300 artificial islands in Dubai, ‘The World,’ may get another chance

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The World, an archipelago of 300 artificial countries planned for Dubai, met an untimely end right before the 2008 financial crisis. But construction is underway once again. The Guardian’s Oliver Wainwright reported, “After a decade in limbo, The World is back – with more ambitious plans than ever before.”

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Macron offers 18 scientists the chance to “Make Our Planet Great Again”

France’s president Emmanuel Macron had an answer to President Donald Trump’s decision to tug America out of the Paris Agreement: invite scientists to research climate change solutions in France. The Make Our Planet Great Again initiative now has its first class: 18 scientists from around the world. They’ll move from institutions like Princeton University, Stanford University, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to France.

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Here’s your once-in-a-lifetime chance to stay in a life-size LEGO House

Get ready to live out your childhood dream! The LEGO Home, located in Billund, Denmark, has partnered with Airbnb and will allow one family to stay overnight in the structure made from 25 MILLION bricks. This is an incredible opportunity, as the two-story home has some amazing features.

The home is well-suited for children, as nearly everything is made from LEGO bricks. From the bed in the middle of a LEGO brick-filled pool to a “waterfall” to a teddy bear made from the bricks,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

LAST CHANCE: Win a copy of TEEMING: How Superorganisms Work to Build Infinite Wealth in a Finite World

There is so much that we can learn from the natural world. ‘TEEMING: How Superorganisms Work to Build Infinite Wealth in a Finite World,’  by Dr. Woolley-Barker reveals all the ways in which animals societies can helps us thrive in the modern world. We talked to Dr. Woolley-Barker about her book, but if you want to get your hands on your very own copy, we are giving away 25 copies to a few lucky readers. Enter to win below: View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

LAST CHANCE: Score $1150 of solar outdoor lighting in our summer giveaway

Now that spring is in full swing, we’re spending as much time as possible outdoors – and as longer days give way to warmer nights, the benefits of solar-powered lighting really start to shine. Whether you’re decking out your patio for an evening BBQ or setting up camp in the middle of the woods, solar lights keep the festivities going long after dark without relying on the grid. If you’d like to pick up some quality lamps, you’re in luck – we’ve teamed up with Deelat to offer you a shot at winning… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

LAST CHANCE: Score an organic mattress worth 2199 from PlushBeds

Getting a good night’s sleep depends on a lot of factors, but a well-made mattress makes all the difference. Unfortunately, a lot of mattresses on the market (especially the cheap ones) are made with materials that contain harmful chemicals, which in turn contribute to an unfriendly list of maladies. Think allergies, asthma, endocrine problems and, in some cases, even cancer. They also come with an environmental footprint that would give any green-minded person nightmares. But PlushBeds is raising… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

REMINDER: Monday is your chance to score a free organic mattress from My Green Mattress

Avoiding toxic chemicals in food, bath products, and home cleaning supplies is the start to maintaining a healthy home, but toxins might be lurking where you least suspect them: in your mattress. The scary reality is conventional mattresses are doused with flame-retardants containing VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which are linked to allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, and even cancer. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, with our faces, nostrils, and lungs just above our mattresses, so… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Mark your calendars for a chance to score an organic mattress from My Green Mattress

Avoiding toxic chemicals in food, bath products, and home cleaning supplies is the start to maintaining a healthy home, but toxins might be lurking where you least suspect them: in your mattress. The scary reality is conventional mattresses are doused with flame-retardants containing VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which are linked to allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, and even cancer. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, with our faces, nostrils, and lungs just above our mattresses, so… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

LAST CHANCE: Inhabitat is giving away an Avocado Green Mattress

We spend one third of our lives sleeping, but how many of us have taken the time to learn what’s inside our mattresses? Studies have found that conventional mattresses contain dangerous levels of volatile organic compounds and could be the source of many ailments, including chronic allergies, asthma, endocrine problems and even cancer. Not to mention the fact that once traditional mattresses bit the dust, they’re synthetic materials cannot be broken down. That’s enough to cause anyone to have insomnia…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

LAST CHANCE: Win a $500 shopping spree from IKEA to make over your dorm room

What student wouldn’t love IKEA? Cool, multi-purpose furniture and decor at a fraction of the price. There’s no better way to kick off the school year than with a brand new place to call your own. And thanks to our friends at IKEA, we’re giving away a $500 shopping spree at the Scandinavian mega store for one lucky winner to deck our their dorm room. Fancy a wireless charging table? How about a standing desk? Or even a new bike? Enter below to score everything you could possibly need. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building