7 tips for a red, white and GREEN Fourth of July!

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TIP 1: Lose the Plastics
If there’s anything worse than plastic plates, it just might be their styrofoam counterparts. One of the easiest things you can do to go green is to reach for biodegradable plates, cups and cutlery when you’re shopping for your soirée View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Lush green roof of native plants breathes life into a Texan cabana

This minimalist concrete-and-glass cabana looks as if it rose straight from the ground thanks to its beautiful green roof that ties it into verdant surroundings in Palmer, Texas. Dallas-based architecture firm Wernerfield designed the PTX1 Cabana, a simple and transparent structure that provides a strong contrast to the wild and colorful plants like yucca and sage that grow atop its roof. The rectangular pool house also doubles as a “remote” entertaining space with an indoor lounge, bathroom… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This amazing green office is covered with native plants that were rescued on-site

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This solar-powered cabin is a dreamy green getaway in the Colorado Mountains

Perched on a rocky cliff at 10,000 feet elevation, the Big Cabin | Little Cabin offers unique views of Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo mountains, the Collegiate Peaks, and the South Platte River. Renée del Gaudio Architecture designed the residence as a pair of solar-powered cabins which capture the essence of traditional cabins through a modern interpretation.

A thick forest surrounds the site to the north and offers a sense of privacy and protection to the occupants of the cabin. Gabled roofs… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

10 ways to have a green Christmas this year

1. Make your own recycled gift wrap: 
Did you know that some Christmas gift wrapping isn’t even recyclable? Keep bags of trash out of the landfill by creating your own simple gift wrap from recycled shopping bags or brown kraft paper.  You can also spruce View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

16 last minute gifts for the green procrastinator

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It’s happened again – you have just a few hours left until your holiday gift exchange and you’re utterly present-less. Luckily, your local supermarket, drugstore or whatever else is still open can actually be a treasure trove of practical View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

2017 Gift Guide: Green gifts under $20

Looking for a green gift that doesn’t break the bank? We’ve got 15 unique and affordable gifts that will wow everyone on your list for under $20. There’s something for everyone on your list, from an herb garden made out of recycled bottles for the chef, to a recycled-paper photo album for the Instagrammer in your life.

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ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2017 Green Holiday Gift Guide!

It’s that time of year again: announcing Inhabitat’s GREEN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE for 2017! Here at Inhabitat, we’ve been busy working to find you all of the best eco-friendly gifts out there to help make your holiday shopping a little easier. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A rainforest-like green heart grows within Singapores Marina One

Singapore’s new title “City in a Garden” is evident in Marina One, a stunning energy-efficient cluster of four high-rises centered on a spectacular “Green Heart.” Designed by ingenhoven architects in collaboration with local firm A61 and landscape architecture firm Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Marina One, set to open later this year, offers a mix of residences, retail, and offices, but the real draw is the publicly accessible green center that takes inspiration from Asian rice paddy terraces…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Denver might require green roofs on new large buildings

In November, voters in Denver will go to the polls to approve or disapprove a new ballot initiative that would require most new buildings of at least 25,000 square feet to include a “green roof,” one covered with trees, vegetables or other plants that adds aesthetic value and helps to counteract the urban heat island effect. Although the idea of green roofs is broadly popular, the mandate to require them, something that even liberal San Francisco has not implemented, is somewhat controversial. “I… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building