Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: A Perfect Summer Garden, a DIY Home Makeover, and More

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The Week in DIY: A Perfect Summer Garden, a DIY Home Makeover, 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.

Is Your Sunscreen Giving You Cancer?
With beach season officially underway, make sure your skin stays healthy while you’re protecting it from the sun.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner, and More Have Switched to Cloth Diapers, Why Not You?
Follow the lead of these green celebrity moms with this how-to for switching from disposable diapers to cloth.

Get Rid of the Most Common Vegetable Garden Insect Pests–Without Poisoning Your Garden
Control your bug population–and save your vegetables from becoming their lunch–with these pesticide-free repellents and techniques.

Reduce, Redecorate, and Reconsider What Belongs to You
Ready for an extreme home makeover? Shop your home for furniture, accessories, and other inspiration to save money (and resources).

Attention iPhone Users–If You Need a Sturdy Case, Make it One with Recycled Bambool
This durable protector–made from 40% reclaimed bamboo shards–will protect your phone in just about any circumstances.

Deposit on Cigarette Butts? Recycling Program Proposed for New York
Old cigarettes contribute about 176 million pounds to the waste stream each year–but New Yorkers might soon have the chance to change that by recycling used butts.

Caring for a Gentle Giant at Home and Away (Interview with a Gorilla Keeper)
Sara Floyd, mammal keeper at the Riverbanks Zoo, talks about the lifestyles and conservation of massive gorillas.

Fisheries Are a Disaster–Where Does Your Supermarket Rank?
The new supermarket scorecard from Greenpeace helps you figure out how to buy sustainable seafood at your local grocery store.

Green Diet Secrets: The No Pill Way to Weight Loss
Overcome your mental and emotional weight loss blocks with these tips for easy, effective reminders.

Your Complete Guide to Summer Vegetable Gardening
From perfect tomatoes to flawless eggplants, find out how to make the most of your warm-weather plantings.

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