Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Outdoor Sports for DIYers, How to Turn Off Your Heat for Good, and More

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The Week in DIY: Outdoor Sports for DIYers, How to Turn Off Your Heat for Good, and More

Each week, we highlight some of our favorite DIY projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner crafter.

10 DIY Projects for Skiing and Snowboarding
From building your own roof rack to knitting a custom ski hat, these ten projects let you put your own spin on winter sports.

Make Cookie Valentines for Your Child’s Class
Replace disposable paper valentines with handmade sweets for your kid’s classmates (and don’t forget your coworkers!).

Staying Warm in the Winter Without Heating Your House: It Can Be Done (If You Really Want to Do It)
Turning your heat off for good may be extreme but it’s not impossible: follow these tips for choosing the right clothing and staying alive even in low temperatures.

Baking 101: How Can I Include Healthier Flours in My Organic Baking Without Sacrificing Flavor?
Give your recipes a nutritional boost by replacing white flour with amaranth, oat, buckwheat, or whole wheat alternatives.

Trade Beer for Lift Tickets and 10 Other Tips that Will Stretch an Eco-Skiier’s Budget
Get your outdoor fix in the winter–and on the cheap–with these ideas for spending less while hitting the slopes.

Are You Ready to Raise Your Own Free Range Chickens?
Get farm-fresh eggs from your own backyard by following these instructions for breeding urban chickens.

10 Crafty, Fun, and Functional Reuses for Baby Food Jars
Give those empty jars a second life by turning them into candles, using them to hold homemade lotions, storing small hardware, and more.

Buying “Naked” in a Grocery Store with Zero Packaging
Start by giving up produce bags, and then see how you can cut your waste output even more with just one trip to the grocery store.

5 Ways to Enjoy the Game Plan of DIY Chips and Dip
Stock your parties with homemade tortilla chips and dips that go beyond salsa or ranch with these recipes and how-tos.

5 Gorgeous Faux Fur Wraps and Stoles
Go faux with these DIY wraps that keep you warm all winter–and put your sewing and knitting skills to the test.

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