Keepin' It Green: The Week in DIY: The Truth Behind Natural Foods, 3 Easy Ways to Save Trees, and More

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The Week in DIY: The Truth Behind Natural Foods, 3 Easy Ways to Save Trees, 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.


Pineapple is Sweet and Delicious, But Where Does it Come From?

The environmental toll of your favorite tropical fruit might make it taste a little less sweet.

5 Great iPhone Apps for Vegans
From tracking down recipes while you’re grocery shopping to identifying ingredients in store-bought foods, these apps make it easier to follow a vegan diet.

Irresistible Cocktails for Fall: Fig, Pumpkin, and Cider, Oh My!
Raise a glass to autumn’s freshest flavors with simple cocktail recipes.

3 Ways to Ditch Paper Towels
These easy swaps help you cut down on garbage without sacrificing a clean house.

Mushrooms, Rice Husks, and Buckwheat — Replacements for Plastic?
A mushroom-inspired material could replace styrofoam — which takes up 25 percent of our landfills — and offer a renewable, compostable alternative.

Great Apes May be Much Smarter than we Thought: Bonobo Talks on Oprah
Read more about Kanzi the bonobo, who can express himself using more than 100 words and a push-button voice machine.

Soup of the Week Broccoli Cheddar
Warm up with this easy dish that provides plenty of good nutrition from fresh broccoli.

7 Reasons Not to Eat Factory-Farmed Food
Sustainably-raised food is better for your health, your tastebuds, and the environment — plus it offers these other surprising benefits.

Everything You Think You Know about “Natural Food” Is Wrong
The “natural” food label — which is rarely enforced or regulated — doesn’t tell you as much about what you’re eating as it should.

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