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Hey Inhabitat readers!

As the dog days of summer hit their stride we're already looking forward to the fresh fall days ahead and the start of school. To get you set for a sustainable school year we're we're kicking off two awesome eco backpack giveaways - one for Inhabitants and one for Inhabitots! This week we also showcased several cool designs that help beat the summer heat -- from a temperate urban oasis in the heart of New York City to a gorgeous green-roofed complex in Copenhagen to NYC's amazing recycled dumpster swimming pools!



Win an Eco Backpack in Our Green Back-to-School Contest!

Heads up students! The start of the school year is rapidly approaching, and we're giving away an awesome Instinctive eco backpack chock-full of green school suplies (a total value of $150)! All you have to do to win is "like" Inhabitat on Facebook and leave a comment on this post telling us how you're going to green your school routine, so get cracking! We're also giving away an awesome kids bookbag on Inhabitots, so enter today for a chance to win!

Win a Kids Backpack + Green School Supplies!



THE WEEK IN GREEN DESIGN

PHOTOS: One Bryant Park Tower Achieves LEED Platinum!



BIG’s 8 Tallet Wins 2010 Scandinavian Green Roof Award



Brilliant Boxel Pavilion is Built From 2,000 Beer Boxes



PHOTOS: Dumpster Pools Make a Splash with All Ages!



Top 7 Solar-Powered Bags for Back-to-School!



Molly Dillworth Creates a Tranquil Oasis in Times Square



German Solar City Produces 4X the Energy it Consumes




KIDS STORIES FROM INHABITOTS



New Eco ‘Circle’ & ‘Wedge’ Houses from Modern Playhouse



LEGO Minifigs Get a Bad Boy Makeover




WEARABLE STORIES FROM ECOUTERRE



8 Green Grooming Tips For Guys



Jane Bowler’s Space-Age Recycled Plastic Raincoats



“Living” Dress Made From Recycled Inner Tubes




UPCOMING DESIGN EVENT:



Architecture and the City Festival Kicks off Next Month!

Heads up San Francisco architecture fans - the 2010 Architecture and the City Festival is coming up next month! This incredible annual event brings an explosion of architectural exhibitions, lectures, activities, and tours to the Bay Area, and we can't wait to see what's in store for this September! This is one of our favorite design events of the year, so we hope you'll join us as we explore the city of San Francisco in a whole new way - spots are sure to fill up quick, so register today!

THE ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY FESTIVAL >

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

Jill, Yuka & Mike
Your fabulous Inhabitat editors







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