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

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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



Finland’s Green Party says humanity must embrace nuclear power

Nuclear energy should be an option as humanity shifts away from fossil fuels, according to a recent opinion piece penned by four members of Finland’s Green Party. The party strictly opposed the controversial fuel source in the past, but these four members say we’re losing the fight against climate change and no longer have the luxury of picking between renewable energy and nuclear power.

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Solar-powered safari lodge is a gorgeous green retreat in Botswana

Elevated on stilts, the sustainable and cocoon-like lodge takes its inspiration from the pangolin, an endangered scaly animal native to the African bush. The architects clad the curvaceous facade with natural and locally sourced shingles and woven in a 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

NYC’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral goes green with new geothermal plant

When St. Patrick’s Day revelers parade past St. Patrick’s Cathedral on NYC’s 5th Avenue this Friday, they might not be aware that they will be celebrating a renewable energy future for the famous landmark. Last month, the Archdiocese of New York announced that the historic cathedral activated a new geothermal plant that will reduce the building’s energy consumption by more than 30 percent and reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 94,000 kilograms. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Philippe Starck reinvents himself again with striking green YOO Quito tower

The slender YOO Quito tower brings nature into the heart of Ecuador’s capital and marries it with luxury living. Philippe Starck, one of most influential designers of modern times, teamed up with property entrepreneur John Hitchcox, real estate developer Tommy Schwarzkopf and architecture studio Arquitectónica to create a space based on three themes– culture, nature, and minimalist design. The project is part of a larger scheme which comprises four major developments conceived in collaboration… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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

Tropical park with native species will add much-needed green space to Hong Kong

The concrete jungle of Hong Kong will soon become a bit greener. Landscape architecture firm Gustafson Porter + Bowman revealed landscape designs for Taikoo Place to create a new public space that will inject much-needed green space to the dense urban environment. The 69,000-square-foot project will promote biodiversity and public awareness of Hong Kong’s local landscapes with the planting of 53 native trees grown specifically for the park.

Taikoo Place’s landscape design will offer… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

18 tech-tastic green gadget gifts

With the ubiquity of smartphone technology and tablets, there’s really a little bit of gadget geek in every person on your holiday gift shopping list. Whether your loved ones’ wider interests lie in music, photography, gardening or cycling, we’ve got you View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building