Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Simple Spring Dinners, 30-Second Crafts, and More

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The Week in DIY: Simple Spring Dinners, 30-Second Crafts, 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.

Spring Cleaning: Kitchen Garbage to Crafty Goodies
Turn trash into treasure with these easy craft ideas that use pudding cups, potato chip cans, wine corks, and other leftover materials.

Beyond Earth Day: 3 Easy Fashion and Beauty Ideas for Maximum Impact After Earth Day
It’s not too late to make some changes for the year ahead–and you can put a number on just how much carbon you’re saving with these three ideas.

6 Reasons Why Salvaged Building Materials are the Future of Green Building
In cities where the construction crews never sleep, green building materials are cheap, recycled, and waste-free alternatives to traditional products.

66 Things You Can Grow at Home: In Containers, Without a Garden
Don’t let a lack of space stop you from growing your own fruits and vegetables: use containers to sprout everything from avocado to quinoa.

Mississippi Cheesecake Inspires the World’s First Green Standards for Shipping
UPS enters the future of green shipping at the request of a cheesecake company that delivers all over the country.

Amazing Images of Earth from Space (Slideshow)
Go beyond that thumbnail-sized image of Earth in half darkness with these awe-inspiring shots from NASA.

Turns Out, Saving Endangered Elephants is Cheap and Easy
In Cambodia, bad relationships between elephants and farmers are a major threat to the majestic animals–but one man is making a difference.

Find Your Dinner at the Farmer’s Market: Wild Leek and Morel Quiche
Take advantage of the first vegetables of the farmers’ market season with this recipe that uses early mushrooms and green onions.

Craft Project in 30 Seconds or Less: Make Corner Bookmarks
Empty envelopes get a useful–and eco-friendly–makeover with this super-quick project that turns them into simple bookmarks.

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