Keepin' It Green: The Week in DIY: The Ultimate Green Picnic, Eco-Friendly Pool Floats, and More

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The Week in DIY: The Ultimate Green Picnic, Eco-Friendly Pool Floats, 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.

What’s in Your Cosmetics Bag?
Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt, authors of “No More Dirty Looks,” break down exactly what goes into your beauty products.

5 Human Habits Highly Harmful to the Ocean
Which of these water-polluting sins are you guilty of?

Feed 8 Friends for Under $100 with this Green Frugal Feast: A Poolside Party
Celebrate summer with an outdoor cocktail party — and keep it green (and cheap) with these recipes for appetizers and drinks that rely on seasonal vegetarian ingredients.

3 Ideas for Eco-Friendly Pool Floats
Relax in the water with the EcoRaft — or take inspiration from this list of other floating materials that you could upcycle for your next swim.

Three Natural Deodorant Alternatives that Work
You need a deodorant that works — after all, we just had the hottest June on record — but that doesn’t mean it needs to be full of chemicals.

Use Your Parked car for Something Useful — Drying Herbs!
Make the most of hot, sunny afternoons by drying fresh herbs from your garden, CSA, or farmer’s market on the seats of your car.

At Sweden’s Treehotel, Guests Sleep 18 Feet Off the Ground
These geometric dwellings — each designed by a different architect — offer a one-of-a-kind vacation.

Freecycle@Work Brings the Benefits of Freecycle to Your Office
You already love Freecycle for the ways it helped you de-clutter your home (and save a ton of money on stuff you really needed) — now see what it can do for your workplace.

Sweat Shop Free Clothing That’s Fiscally Responsible: Maggie’s Organics Certified Fair Labor Apparel
The organic clothing company hopes to become the first in its field to earn the Fair Labor Practices and Community Benefits Certification.

31 Tips and Recipes for a Green Summer Picnic
Stay environmentally responsible while dining al fresco with these tips and tricks for the ultimate green summer picnic.

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