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Hey Inhabitat readers!

With summer in full swing and heat waves sweeping the nation, we're keeping it cool with the freshest green design news around. This week we saw renewable energy get a massive boost as Obama invested $2 billion dollars into solar power, while GE shored up plans for the United States' first fresh water wind farm in Lake Erie. We also brought you the grand unveiling of Foster + Partners' awe-inspiring Khan Shatyr superstructure, and if you're on the hunt for a stylish eco locale to spend your summer relaxing, look no further than the stunning Alila Villas Uluwatu Eco Resort! We'll see you there...

THE WEEK IN GREEN DESIGN

Gorgeous Dutch Power Plant Clad in Delftware Tiles!



Solar Plane Embarks on First 24hr Flight As Darkness Falls



Khan Shatyr: World’s Largest Tent Opens in Kazakhstan



The Papervore Coffee Table is Hungry for Your Scraps



The Serpentine Gallery by Jean Nouvel Opens This Week



“Ultra-Battery” is World’s Most Powerful Storage Battery



KIDS STORIES FROM INHABITOTS




7 Top Tips for a Green, Safe & Healthy Pregnancy



Schools, Daycare Centers Expose
Kids to Toxic Chemicals



WEARABLE STORIES FROM ECOUTERRE




Sophisticated Fiber-Optic Heels by Francesca Castagnacci



New York City to Recycle Clothing, Shoes, Textiles



UPCOMING EVENTS:



Foodprint Toronto Takes Place this Month!


Heads up green gourmands and food-focused thinkers! On Saturday, July 31st Footprint Toronto will be kicking off the second in a series of international conversations that explore the past, present, and future of food and the city. This month's event will feature an incredible series of talks on everything from urban agriculture to culinary cartography and edible archaeology, so don't miss out!

CHECK OUT FOODPRINT TORONTO >


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

Jill, Yuka & Mike
Your faiithful Inhabitat editors







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