Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: A Blemish-Free Butt, Tips from the Farmer’s Market Pros, and More

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The Week in DIY: The Week in DIY: A Blemish-Free Butt, Tips from the Farmer’s Market Pros, 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.


The City Girl’s Guide to Country Gardening, Lesson 5: Lazy Composting

Not sure how (or why) to start composting? This beginner’s guide makes it easy.

From Yoga Pants to Reusable Shopping Bags, Make Something Great With Your Old T-Shirts
Before you give up all of last summer’s tees in favor of new, try these fun projects–from skirts and pants to dresses and bags–that give your old tops a new life.

Banish Butt Blemishes With a Fanny Facial
Show off your tush with confidence this bathing suit-season by pampering your backside with a skin-friendly exfoliating treatment.

2 Big Reasons Oil Slicks Happen, and 2 Ways to Help Prevent Them
Educate yourself on the how and why of oil spills–and then see what it takes to make sure they don’t happen as often.

Strip Mines to Bee Hives, and 4 Other Amazing Transformations from Wasteland Into Thriving Habitat
An ecosystem that seems gone isn’t always lost forever: Check out these incredible comebacks.

Cambodians Hand-Knit Monsters to Earn Their Way Out of Poverty
Adorable toys help Cambodian mothers support their family with knitted handicrafts–while making life easier for mothers around the world who buy them.

UN Asks: Can Creativity Solve World Poverty by 2015?
The UN Regional Information Centre in Brussels gets creative thinkers on the case to help cut poverty in half over the next five years.

Fold a Paper Wallet
Use a piece of letter-sized paper (we recommend using that one you were about to recycle!) and a few pieces of tape to make this origami wallet.

Farmer’s Market Newbies: Avoid These Ten Mistakes
Make the most of your local fame’s market with these ten tips from the pros that cover everything from when to show up to how you should pay.

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