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February 25, 2020 8 Comments
How Germany Is Motivating Citizens to Live More Sustainably

The Plastic Problem One of the biggest problems facing our earth’s wellbeing is plastic. Each year, over 270 million metric tons of plastic is produced and used throughout the world. And anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 metric tons of it winds up in our oceans. This plastic pollution is a big problem and every country […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
February 18, 2020 9 Comments
Fake Flowers, Real Problems: A New Way to Help Bees!

Protecting the Pollinators In case you hadn’t heard, the bees are disappearing at an alarming rate! We’ve mentioned the impact that bees have on our ecosystem as a whole, but it’s an important topic that needs more attention. Without the bees, we wouldn’t have the food we need to survive. Thankfully, steps are being taken […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Food, Health, How You Can Help
February 11, 2020 12 Comments
6 Things You Should Know Before Recycling

How Pushy Are You About Plastic? Have you ever thought about the recycling process? If you’re like me, you probably assumed that a local facility takes all our paper, plastic and aluminum and transforms it into something useful—like a paper towel, buddy bench or soda can. While that is sometimes the case, it’s not the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, One Less, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
February 4, 2020 2 Comments
A Big Little Problem: The Fight Against Microplastics

We’re all aware of the rising problem of plastics, but did you know that the bigger problem is actually . . . micro? Microplastics are a much larger problem than many people realize. But what are microplastics? Microplastics are pieces of plastic smaller than 5mm but a really big problem in our oceans. This affects […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Water
January 21, 2020 7 Comments
Feeding Hope in the Fight Against Food Insecurity

What Organizations Are Doing Did you know that approximately 13.5 million Americans are living in areas known as “food deserts”? It’s an unfortunate reality that so many Americans don’t have access to fresh produce, leaving them with unhealthy options like fast food. There are many reasons why getting fresh produce and healthier choices are difficult […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Eco-Friendly Cities, Food
January 14, 2020 3 Comments
Why Tokyo Deserves a Medal for Sustainability

The Tokyo 2020 Medal Project: Sustainable Olympic Medals The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are just around the corner! Between construction, planning and preparation, there’s a lot to be done to set up the exciting event. And with so much to do, sustainability doesn’t always take priority. But this year, Tokyo is changing that trend with […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment
January 7, 2020 3 Comments
How Bubbles Can Help Us Fight Plastic Pollution

Bubbles to the Rescue! There’s no denying that plastic in our oceans is a big problem. While most trash doesn’t start off in the middle of the ocean, it ends up there after being carried by rivers and canals. It’s become such a big problem that there are predictions that plastic weight will outweigh all […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
December 24, 2019 4 Comments
The Latest Buzz: Bee Haven in the Netherlands

Bee Aware Did you know there’s a problem that’s causing a ton of buzz? A few years ago, reports came in about the bee population and how they’re dying at an alarming rate. According to a study from the University of Vermont, from 2008 to 2013 the bee population suffered a 23% decline in the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment
December 19, 2019 3 Comments
How to Keep the Holidays Stress-Free and Relaxing!

Helpful Holiday Reminders to Keep You Going The holidays are here! If you’re like me, you’ve been busy decking the halls and trimming the tree to get you and your home in the holiday spirit. If you are preparing to welcome friends and family into your home, you want to make sure everything is clean […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Safe Havens
November 26, 2019 11 Comments
Saving the Planet One Ban at a Time

Could Maine’s Styrofoam Ban Help Save the World? Strides are being made in the fight to protect our planet! Maine is becoming the first U.S. state to ban Sytrofoam® containers. On April 30, Governor Janet Mills signed the legislation that will take effect on January 1, 2021. While this new law doesn’t restrict the use […]

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