|Hey Inhabitat Readers!
As the spookiest week of the year approaches we're gearing up... We've received scores of amazing entries in our green Halloween contests for Inhabitants and Inhabitots, and there's still time to enter so submit your incredible DIY costumes today!
This week we're also extending an extra-special opportunity to our New York readers - come join our Inhabitat focus group this Friday or Saturday in NYC for a chance to meet our team, test out Inhabitat, and get some great Inhabishwag. Finally, we're excited to announce that we're extending the deadline on our awesome Recycled Denim Challenge until this Sunday October 24th, so send in your incredible DIY denim designs!
NYC Readers: Join Our Inhabitat Meetup Focus Group!
Hey New York readers! We’re looking for some tri-state Inhabitat readers who would like to come chat with us for roughly an hour in Manhattan this Friday, October 22nd or Saturday, October 23rd to toy around with Inhabitat and give us feedback and suggestions that will help us improve the user experience of our website. All participants will be compensated for their time with snacks, awesome inhabischwag (T-shirts) and Inhabitat Shop gift certificates - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested, with the time that you would prefer (available times listed below):
Friday, October 22nd
7:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 23rd
2:00 - 3:00pm
3:00 - 4:00pm
4:00 - 5:00pm
EMAIL US HERE >
Inhabitat and Inhabitots Green Costume Contest!
Halloween is almost here, and we want to see the creative DIY costumes that you've crafted for this year's festivities! This year we’re hosting two Halloween contests - one for adult Inhabitants and one for little Inhabitots - and we're giving away a ton of fun Halloween goodies including $100 Gift certificates, An Oeuf Mask & Tail set, Yummy Earth lollipops, FEED Trick-or-Treat Bags to Benefit UNICEF, eco-friendly Halloween bags from ChicoBag, and Inhabischwag, so enter our contest today for a chance to show off your stuff and win!
INHABITAT ADULT HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST >
INHABITOTS GREEN KIDS HALLOWEEN CONTEST >
THE WEEK IN GREEN DESIGN
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New Zealand’s Supreme Court Building Lays Down the Law
5 Green Business Models That Are Booming in Hard Times
Gorgeous Recycled Globe Chandelier Lights Up Our World
SolTech Energy’s Beautiful Glass Roof Tiles
KIDS STORIES FROM INHABITOTS
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Punky Brewster (aka Soleil Moon Frye) Interview
7 Spooky Handmade Halloween Treats from Etsy
WEARABLE STORIES FROM ECOUTERRE
“Patch,” the World’s First Biodegradable Paper Watch
EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Designer Samantha Pleet
Math-Inspired Origami Dresses Made From Paper, Textiles
WIN FREE GREEN STUFF!
Deadline for the Recycled Denim Challenge EXTENDED: Win a $200 gift certificate to the GAP!!
Win an Awesome Self-Watering TriPot (Worth $50)!
WIN A TRIP TO NAPA VALLEY!
This month, some of our Inhabitat team shared their stories of finding surprising, un-intended uses for mundane objects; marketing guru Kevin shared how his wireless modem landed him a date, Inhabitat editor Yuka shared how to turn a Fedex bubble envelope into a crafty laptop case, and editor Jill (that's me!) gave her story on how she made new friends with a Voltaic solar backpack.
Do you have a story of inspired creative reuse where you found a surprising new use for an everyday object? Share it with us and you could win an all-expenses-paid trip (for 6!!!) to scenic Napa Valley, California!
ENTER YOUR STORY HERE >
Thanks for reading everyone, we'll see you next week!
Jill & Mike
Your Faithful Inhabitat editors