The Green Community week in review: Sweetwater Farm's location threatened, mass animal deaths worldwide, 10/100/1000 Challenge and more

What’s the buzz on the latest issues in the Green Community? Check out what you may have missed last week:

EarthTalk: Saving forests with (among other things) cardboard tube-less toilet paper - Kimberly-Clark, the largest manufacturer of tissue products in the world, caved into pressure from Greenpeace and other environmental groups and has agreed to source 40 percent of its North American tissue fiber from recycled sources or from forests certified as sustainable. One outgrowth of this landmark agreement is the company's launch of Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper which, to reduce waste is wound in such a way that it doesn't need cardboard tubes, which are responsible for some 160 million pounds of trash each year.

How to start a 'no-dig' organic garden - Easy, step-by-step instructions on creating your own organic garden using newspapers, compost and a few other items.

Green reading: 10 eco-themed books to read in 2011 - MNN's top ten must-read environmental books from 2010 to check out in 2011, with topics ranging from Monsanto, to water wars, to how air conditioning has sped up ozone depletion.

USF Botanical Gardens Beekeeping Workshop - Saturday, January 15 - Led by USFBG Advanced Master Beekeeper Gary Van Cleef, this Saturday's class is the first and will be held every third Saturday at 10 a.m. Upon completion, participants will be able to complete the State beekeeping certification.

DIY Green: Recycle a potato chip bag into an eye-catching mini purse - It's a great way to reuse those single-serving bags that can't be recycled and just end up in the trash. This project is very simple and would also make a great rainy day activity for older kids (with help and supervision from an adult).