Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Scrumptious Spring Recipes, 13 Words Every Activist Needs to Know, and More

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The Week in DIY: Scrumptious Spring Recipes, 13 Words Every Activist Needs to Know, 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.

Fair Trade, Fair Wages for Earth Divas
Shop with Earth Divas and you’ll be supporting women in impoverished countries–while picking up one-of-a-kind goods.

15 Reuses for Cheap Plastic Cups
If you’re afraid that some of those free plastic cups you’ve collected over the years might be leeching BPA, take them out of the cabinet and give them a new life with these ideas.

10 Alternative Packing Materials
From magazines and old clothes to yarn and freshly-popped popcorn, try protecting your next fragile shipment with these styrofoam alternatives.

Five Ways to Celebrate National Garden Month
This April, head outside for National Garden Month and get your hands dirty in your own yard, at a community plot, or by helping a neighbor.

Modern Lighting on a DIY Budget
Easy, do-it-yourself globe pendants made from criss-crossed hemp give any room a bright, contemporary finish.

Can Three-Dollar Cookstoves Stop Climate Change?
With plans in the works to send half a million clean-burning cookstoves to developing countries–and decrease the amount of soot that comes from biomass versions–we have to ask: Will this plan work?

These 13 Words Can Be Very Lucky for Activists
Joining a protest? Here’s the one phrase you absolutely need to know.

Kick Your Shoes to the Curb for One Day with TOMS Shoes
See how it feels to live your life barefoot–like millions of people all over the world–with TOMS’ One Day Without Shoes.

Earth Month 2010: Going Beyond Green
Mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with this monthlong special that highlights the visions, visionaries, and volunteers that impacted the last four decades–and the ones who’ll be even more important in the next 40 years.

30 Recipes to Welcome Spring This April
Embrace seasonal eating with a month’s worth of recipes to keep you (and the environment) happy and healthy.

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