BIG and WeWork design a nature-inspired school for kids in NYC

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Creative co-working giant WeWork and acclaimed architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group have teamed up to reimagine education starting with the launch of WeGrow, a new school in the heart of New York City that encourages education through play. Designed for children between three and nine years of age, the light-filled learning landscape is a tactile environment filled with custom-made curved architecture and moveable furnishings. The theme of nature runs throughout and can be seen everywhere from the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



New study finds glyphosate in kids’ cereals and snack bars

A recent study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested 45 conventional oat products such as popular kid’s cereals, oatmeals and granola bars. Of the products tested, popular brands such as Quaker, Cheerios, Giant and Back to Nature all made it to the table. The results were alarming, to say the least, as 43 of the products – rounded out to 95.5% – contained glyphosate weedkiller in them. Of the 43 products that indicated traces of glyphosate 31 were above the EWG’s Health Benchmark of safe… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This pinecone-inspired gazebo is a playground for kids and adults alike

This nature-inspired mobile gazebo acts as a space in and round which both kids and adults can play. Czech designers Atelier SAD designed the structure, named “mmcité”, as a small building with pinecone-like scales that facilitate natural ventilation and double as a drawing board for kids to express their artistic side.

The building was built out of 109 waterproof scales made of plywood. The boards are treated with resistant glaze and connected by galvanized joints to create a self-supporting,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Parents can sleep while the kids play in this amazing multi-level master bedroom

The owners commissioned Ruetemple to design an unusual master bedroom inside their summer house in Russia. They came up with a design that keeps everyone happy. The room now has a large podium for the bed, with two upper levels and a staircase for the kids.

Related: “My Space” by Liya Mairson is a Pop-Up Cardboard Playroom For Kids

“The family comes to their summer house for the weekend and, like all working people, they dream of having a good sleep on Saturday and Sunday after a hard… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

14 green gifts for big kids

Even the greenest kids want gift action during the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you have to buy them junk from Walmart. We’ve collected a list of 14 green gifts that will cheer up your kid without being totally detrimental to the environment, and View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Judge greenlights kids’ climate change lawsuit against US govt

Kids may not be able to vote, but they are finding others ways to hold government leaders accountable for their action (or inaction) on climate change that will negatively impact future generations. A federal judge in Oregon announced Thursday that an earlier lawsuit filed by 21 youth plaintiffs would be considered valid and proceed in court. The suit names President Barack Obama, the fossil fuel industry, and other federal agencies as defendants, charging that decision makers are violating the constitutional… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

7 simple DIY costumes for kids

With Halloween just over a week away, it is definitely time to get started on your kid’s costume (if you haven’t already). Instead of buying yet anther packaged set, check out these super easy costume ideas that will set your kid apart from the crowds of Kylo Rens and Harley Quinns.

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Last chance to score this kids cargo bike in our Inhabitots Back To School giveaway

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The most environmentally-friendly choice you can make could be to not have kids

We are all about finding new and effective ways to lessen your impact on the planet, but a new movement suggests that perhaps the smartest thing you can do for the planet is to not have kids. Known as the “small-family ethic,” the movement suggests that having one kid fewer is the most Earth-friendly move you can make.
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Score this kids cargo bike in our Inhabitots Back To School giveaway

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