Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: The Real Cost of Food, Simple Fall Recipes, and More

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The Week in DIY: The Real Cost of Food, Simple Fall Recipes, 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.

5 Green Furniture Upholstery Fabric Alternatives
Give faded furniture a new life with simple reupholstery tips — and find your material in surprising places to keep it eco-friendly.

Harvest Cooking at Its Best: From Scratch Sweet Potato Pasta with Parmesan and Garlic
Show off your homemade, vegetarian cooking style with delicious sweet potato pasta paired with a simple green salad and bread.

How to Avoid BPA Exposure from Cash Register Receipts
Bisphenol-A can hide in the weirdest places — including receipts printed from cash registers and debit machines; avoid it using these tips.

85 Percent of Kids’ Drinks Contain Lead
Is your little one sipping more than just juice? Find out which organic drinks tested positive for lead in this study.

11 Ways to Use a Pumpkin
The season’s most iconic vegetable is good for so much more than just your annual jack-o-lantern.

How Much Food Can You Get for a Dollar?
Artist Jonathan Blaustein put together this exhibit that compares just how far your dollar stretches whether you’re buying flour, fruit, or fast food.

In Houses, Small is the New Big
When it comes to your home, size does matter: A smaller dwelling space means you use less energy, spend less money, and are less inclined to fall victim to consumer culture.

The Heart of Bicycle Maintenance
Find inspiration for your next ride with this ode to the bicycle, the world’s most energy-efficient transportation system.

Meet Ani Phyo, Raw Vegan Chef
Get an inside look at the raw food movement in this interview with chef and cookbook author Ani Phyo.

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