Keepin' It Green: The Week in DIY: Healthy, Homemade Summer Cocktails, Essential Clothing Repair Skills, and More
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|The Week in DIY: Healthy, Homemade Summer Cocktails, Essential Clothing Repair Skills, and More
Each week, we highlight some of our favorite projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner DIYer.
Peeling Your Fruits and Vegetables? You Could be Missing Most of the Nutrients
Fruits and vegetables with thin, sweet peels can provide a nutritional boost that you lose when you skin them –and thicker peels, like oranges and limes, have surprising uses, too.
Top 5 Super Healthy Superfoods
Eating healthy foods –like leafy greens, roots, nuts, and honey — can have positive long-term effects on your health (and the environment).
Plant Cover Crops for Healthier Soil Next Spring
You may still be harvesting lettuce and tomatoes, but it’s never too early to think about next year’s garden — and give it a head start with these cover crops.
5 Ideas that Would Revolutionize School Food (and Save Our Kids)
Healthy lunches start at home, but these five initiatives will keep your kids on a healthy path even at school.
Fair Trade Boom is Helping All But the Poorest Countries
Though Fair Trade products are more available than ever, the world’s poorest countries aren’t always seeing the benefits.
Mobile Farm Trucks Bring the Produce to the People
A farm-fresh spin on food trucks makes fruit and vegetables available to people who can’t get to a farmers market — see if there’s one near you.
Four Species Being Pushed Off Mountaintops by Climate Change
Learn more about the danger that climate change poses to birds and flying squirrels from Hawaii, California, and other mountain regions.
Get Your Greens from…a Cocktail?
Whip up cool cucumber cocktails to say goodbye to summer with a surprisingly healthy toast.
9 Essential Clothing Repair Skills — Make Your Clothes Last Longer!
Fixing buttons, sewing hems, patching tears, and altering shirts are simple ways to save money on your wardrobe — and keep the carbon footprint of your closet down.
The Honest Food Guide: Free From Industry Influence
This alternative to the food pyramid breaks down foods to explain exactly why they are healthy — or why they aren’t.