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December 12, 2017 No Comments
How to Fly the Eco-Friendly Way

4 Tips for Greener Air Travel This time of year, many of us will jet to a far-off destination to visit family and friends. Or for some, a much-needed holiday get-away is just the ticket. But here’s an interesting fact to be aware of before you reserve your flight: Airplanes produce more carbon dioxide during […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Family, How You Can Help
December 7, 2017 8 Comments
Do You Need to Come Clean?

Toss It or Keep It? How to know if that broken, stained or otherwise messed-up object can be saved or if it’s a goner. Fourth in a series from HGTV Magazine, November 2017. Dilemma: You may look great in Spandex®, but your gym clothes smell bad enough to send the gym rats scurrying. Gym Clothes […]

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December 5, 2017 1 Comment
Creating Art from 1,000 Tons of Flip-Flops

Rhinos, Elephants and Warthogs! Oh My! “We know that what we’re doing is not all that’s required, but Ocean Sole is doing whatever we can do to serve the environment.”Joe Mwakiremba, International Sales Manager, Ocean Sole Have you heard of Ocean Sole yet? Well hang onto your flip-flops because this company is doing amazing work. […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Environment, Reuse Recycle
November 30, 2017 1 Comment
How to Host a Greener Holiday Party

7 Tips for Making Your Holiday Party More Sustainable Looking for simple, safe and creative ideas to make your holiday gatherings a bit more environmentally friendly? These seven tips we presented a few years back are just as valid today for helping conserve natural resources and trimming the waste typically generated during holiday festivities. Read […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
November 28, 2017 8 Comments
Really Charming or Just Really Old?

Toss It or Keep It? How to know if that broken, stained or otherwise messed-up object can be saved or if it’s a goner. Third in a series from HGTV Magazine, November 2017. Dilemma: You found a funky, cool mirror at the thrift store but it is speckled with dark spots. Is it worth buying […]

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November 23, 2017 6 Comments
The Buddy Bench: How an 8-Year-Old Is Reaching Out

The Buddy Bench Reduces Plastic and Loneliness Can an eight-year-old make a difference in the world? I was recently privileged to learn that not only is one particular little girl making a difference at her school, but she’s also making a difference regarding the problem of plastic pollution. Recently Norwex Sales Consultant Heidi Vance wrote […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, DIY, Environment, How You Can Help, Kids, Plastic
November 21, 2017 15 Comments
Is It Time to Give Your Pan the Boot?

Toss It or Keep It? How to know if that broken, stained or otherwise messed-up object can be saved or if it’s a goner. Second in a series from HGTV Magazine, November 2017. Dilemma: It’s your go-to pan for cooking your favorite recipes but, the nonstick surface is scratched. Can you still use it or […]

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November 16, 2017 5 Comments
Transforming the Look of Renewable Energy

Two Companies That Are Reimaging the Renewable Energy Space As people become more thoughtful about their energy consumption, companies are getting more and more creative with renewable energy technology to develop products that encourage sustainability and look good doing it. Let’s Talk Renewable Energy Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, such […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Energy, Environment, How You Can Help
November 14, 2017 18 Comments
Learn How to Make Stains Disappear

Toss It or Keep It? How to know if that broken, stained or otherwise messed-up object can be saved or if it’s a goner. First in a series from HGTV Magazine, November 2017. Dilemma: A guest accidently spills red wine on your tablecloth. Can it be saved or is it destined to be turned into […]

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November 9, 2017 6 Comments
Technology that Cleans Up the Atmosphere

Carbon Sucking Machine Turns Greenhouse Gas into Fertilizer A plant in Zurich, Switzerland, hopes to clean up the atmosphere and turn a profit, all from sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air. The Direct Air Capture plant is capable of doing just that. Currently, it is able to remove 900 metric tons of CO2 from […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Conservation, Environment, Health, repair