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Category: Conservation

June 19, 2018 6 Comments
How a TV Show Is Helping to Save the Oceans

Blue Planet II and Its Impact on Behavior Today we take a happy look at all the love our oceans have been receiving lately thanks to something called the Blue Planet effect. What Is the Blue Planet Effect? Glad you asked. Sweeping the UK, the Blue Planet effect is the change in behavior by individuals, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, How You Can Help, Plastic, Water
June 7, 2018 1 Comment
National Geographic to Focus on Plastic Pollution

Planet or Plastic? The Choice Is Ours Who doesn’t love National Geographic? For many, the magazine served as our first guide into the big, wide world, offering tantalizing glimpses of amazing, far-away lands and the people who live there. Since 1905, the periodical could always be counted on to provide colorful, up-close perspectives and insights […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Water
June 5, 2018 8 Comments
Could This Be the End of the Road for Plastic?

Using What You Got Irritated by the potholes that speckled the road near his home, Toby McCartney remembered how he had seen people fix potholes when he was in India. They used readily available plastic trash to fill in the holes and then melted it into place. The result was makeshift pothole filler. From Worthless […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Plastic
May 31, 2018 6 Comments
How to Turn the Concrete Jungle Green

Half a Million Plants Are Making a Difference in Mexico City! With 22 million people, Mexico City is one of the world’s most crowded metropolises. Known for its congested traffic and air pollution, now it’s also attracting attention for the Via Verde Project that’s giving concrete highway support pillars an amazing green makeover. Citizens of […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment
May 29, 2018 3 Comments
Helping the Black Bear Get to the Other Side

Wildlife Crossings Are Making a Difference! When you think about all the perils that can endanger animals in the wild, “shrinking habitat” may not immediately come to mind. But a phenomenon known as habitat fragmentation is seriously impacting animal populations worldwide. Habitat fragmentation occurs when manmade structures like roads, railroads, canals, even electric power lines […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment
May 24, 2018 9 Comments
Saving the Planet One Plastic Bottle at a Time

Norway Turns Plastic Bottles into Spending Money In addition to being one of the world’s happiest places, Norway is also a world leader when it comes to recycling plastic bottles. In fact, Norway recycles an amazing 96% of its plastic bottles while the United States recycles only 31%. What’s the secret to Norway’s successful recycling […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Plastic, Water
May 17, 2018 5 Comments
5 Tips for Getting the Best Price for Your Stuff

How to Turn Trash Into Profit I’m always amazed by the amount of “stuff” that I somehow accumulate. I don’t know about you, but for me, the struggle is real. For example, I often hang onto knickknacks and souvenirs, even toys from my childhood, long after their sentimental value has run its course. Do I […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, DIY, repair, Reuse Recycle
May 15, 2018 4 Comments
5 Ways to Make Your Carpet Last Longer

Tips for Protecting Your Carpet Investment It’s said that properly cleaned and maintained carpet can last up to twice as long. Which got me to wondering: How long should my carpet typically be expected to last? According to experts, most of us can count on the carpet in our homes to last anywhere from eight […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Family
May 10, 2018 5 Comments
One Solution for Reducing Plastic Waste: Eat It

How the Ocean Is Helping to Solve Its Own Problem In a world that’s increasingly reliant on (and burdened by) plastic, today we’re happy to share a bit of good news. An Indonesian start-up company, Evoware, has created a type of edible, seaweed-based packaging that’s not only replacing plastic, it’s also benefitting the farmers who […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
May 8, 2018 11 Comments
Collapsible Light Brings Hope in the Darkness

How One Woman’s Invention Is Making a Difference Meet Alice Min Soo Chun, an inventor, mathematician and origami expert as well as co-founder and CEO of Solight Design. Alice’s company creates a product that’s shining light in areas where it isn’t always easy to come by—especially after the sun goes down. Her product casts a […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Energy, Family