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Dear Inhabitants,

Happy Earth Day! To celebrate the eco-celebration's 40th anniversary, Inhabitat contributors from around the world are sharing their plans for the day. We want to know what you're up to too, so leave a comment with your Earth Day plans for a chance to win a super-soft organic cotton Inhabitat t-shirt!

What Are You Doing for Earth Day 2010?



Top Five Dumbest Greenwashed ‘Earth Day’ Gimmicks!



This week we also kicked off spring with a blast as we brought you blowout coverage of Milan Design Week 2010! From gigantic LEGO building blocks to innovative lighting solutions and grass-growing benches we brought you the best green designs from the show, so be sure to check out our coverage below. But there's more! Spring design season is just heating up and we can't wait to check out BKLYN Designs from May 7-9 followed by ICFF from May 15-18, so keep it tuned to Inhabitat in the weeks to come.

The Best Green Designs From Milan Design Week!



Milan 2010: The Best of the Triennale Design Museum



Milan 2010: Young Designers Go Green at Salone Satellite



Milan 2010: The Best of Designersblock



Milan 2010: The Interni Think Tank lights up Milan



Ecomat Unveils Giant LEGO-Like Building Bricks



Multicolored Chandelier Made From Recycled PET Bottles



Grass Loveseat ‘Mow Chair’ Debuts in Milan





Inhabitat's 5th Birthday Party is THIS FRIDAY!
Heads up New Yorkers! Inhabitat's 5th birthday blast takes place this Friday, April 23rd at Green Spaces NYC and we hope to see you there! We're looking forward to delicious all-natural cocktail mixers provided by Ripe, fine wines from Miles Wine Cellars and Fox Run Winery, naturally refreshlicious sparkling sodas from Snow Beverages, and party pumping beats spun by DJ M11X (also known as eco artist Mikal Hameed) and Natureboy Jim Kelly! Don’t miss out on the biggest eco party around - RSVP today at inhabirthday@gmail.com!

JOIN US FOR INHABITAT'S 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY! >

THE WEEK IN GREEN DESIGN

Incredible Crysalis Treehouse Restaurant Completed



UK Prepares to Use Human Poop to Power Homes



BIG Unveils Sloping Green Roof for Beaux-Arts Expansion



Cows on Treadmills Could Produce 6% of World’s Power



KIDS STORIES FROM INHABITOTS



Amazing Animal LEGO Sculptures at the Philadelphia Zoo



Build Your Own Furniture Out of Life-Sized Lego Pieces!



WEARABLE STORIES FROM ECOUTERRE



AliveShoes Project Fuses Art, Eco-Fashion, Sustainability



Braided Pompadours Made From Human Hair



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UPCOMING EVENTS:




Join Inhabitat at the Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

This weekend Inhabitat will be at the grand opening of the Hester Street Fair in the Lower East Side, and we hope you’ll join us there! We couldn’t be more excited about this community-focused marketplace, which will feature a wide array of hip local vendors and delicious food. As Inhabitat HQ is right around the corner, we’ll also be setting up shop with organic Inhabitat t-shirts and totes, handmade eco jewelry, and an exciting raffle, so don't miss out on this exciting event!

CHECK OUT THE HESTER STREET FAIR >



BKLYN Designs 2010 is Two Weeks Away!

Heads-up New York design fans! We're excited to announce that one of our favorite events of the year, BKLYN Designs is coming up quick from May 7-9! We can't wait to check out this year's crop of "locally grown and internationally known" designers, so stay tuned for our coverage and if you'd like to join us pick up your tickets today!

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Thanks for reading everyone, we'll see you next week!

Jill, Yuka & Mike
Your fabulous & faiithful Inhabitat editors







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