Keepin' It Green: The Week in DIY: 31 Simple Recipes for August, 6 Surprising Ways to Save Water in Your Garden, and More

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The Week in DIY: 31 Simple Recipes for August, 6 Surprising Ways to Save Water in Your Garden, and More

Each week, we highlight some of our favorite craft projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner DIYer.

Surprising Health Benefits of Watermelon
You already know how delicious, refreshing, and summery watermelon is — now see how it can help keep you healthy even after the weather cools.

Eating, Biking, and Being Merry (Even Without a Bike)
Trade your car for a bike on short trips — think two miles or less — and see how your mood (and the mood of those around you) can improve.

“Green Street” Greets Fans at Lollapalooza
The annual Lollapalooza bash in Chicago takes a green turn with a set-up that includes environmental information booths, a farmers market, and a Fair Trade shopping area.

What You Can do to Stop Oceanic Crime: The Short List
Doing your part to fight poaching, litter, and the black market sale of fish is easier than you may think.

Have You Tried these 6 Water-Saving Tips in Your Garden?
Keep your plants healthy and blooming — without wasting water — by trying out these six unusual alternatives to the hose.

Delightful Denim: Great Crafts that Reuse Your Jeans
Before you hand those worn-out jeans over to the thrift store, refashion them into an area rug, oven mitt, or a lap desk using these handy instructions.

The Minimalist Workday: 50 Strategies for Working Less
Minimalist Everett Bogue shows you how to keep up productivity by working only two hours a day.

Want a Creativity Boost? Stop Brainstorming
Ditch the pen and paper, get away from your desk, and let your mind wander while you’re exercising — you might think more when you’re not thinking.

31 Recipes to Make for the Month of August
A month’s worth of local, seasonal recipes and ideas makes meal planning for August a no-fuss effort.

Cooking, Eating, and the Gulf Oil Spill: Food Writer Ruth Reichl (Interview)
The former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine discusses the long-term effects of the oil spill on the Gulf Coast’s food industry.

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