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August 16, 2018 9 Comments
The Roots of Something New: Packaging Made from Mushrooms!

Mycelium: A Biodegradable Replacement for Foam Packaging Have you heard of mycelium? If you’ve read our blog post mentioning mushroom dresses you might have. But now this eco-friendly material is being used in even more new ways! Ikea Is Replacing Their Polystyrene Packaging With Mushrooms! Sometimes we feel like polystyrene packaging is unavoidable on things […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Food, Reuse Recycle
August 14, 2018 6 Comments
What Happens When Almonds Come Out of Their Shells

How a Seed Is Putting Sustainability on the Menu Ahh, the almond…one of my favorite snacks! Almond kernels—or drupes—are healthy, flavorful, morsels nestled inside a hard shell that’s surrounded by an exterior hull. But did you know that, for every pound of almond kernels produced, there are more than two pounds of hulls and shells […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Food, Reuse Recycle
July 24, 2018 15 Comments
McDonald’s Makes It the Last Straw

McDonald’s Going Retro with Paper Straws Remember those little paper straws we use to get with our milk in grade school? Or maybe you just remember your parents telling you how the delinquent students could turn those little paper straws into spitball cannons. Either way, you may be seeing more paper straws when McDonald’s starts […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Plastic
July 12, 2018 9 Comments
Could Road Trips in the Future Help Clean the Air?

Goodyear’s Oxygene May Bring the Future of Mobility to Life What if every car trip you took meant cleaner air for your city because your car’s tires reduced CO2 as you drove around? This may not be as far-fetched as it sounds. At the March 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Goodyear introduced a concept tire […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment
July 10, 2018 13 Comments
7 Great Ways to Cut Down on Trash

Check Out These Easy Swaps! Can one replace 500? It can if you’re talking about using a single reusable cup all year long. Just one reusable cup can replace about 500 paper or foam coffee cups, according to this graphic posted by The Farm Project and Less Plastic. Five hundred cups may not sound like […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
July 3, 2018 3 Comments
An Update on the Gyres: Is There Hope for the World’s Oceans?

Cleaning Up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch The world’s oceans are in trouble. They’re dumping grounds for literally tens of thousands of tons of plastic garbage that now float in them, upsetting the ecosystem and hurting, maiming and killing the fish and other creatures who live there. This fascinating yet frightening infographic explains how these […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Plastic, Water
June 28, 2018 7 Comments
Just Say No to the Plastic Straw

Used for a Minute, Lasts for a Lifetime!   Hooray for the collective power of social media! Today we celebrate this photo from Experiencias Xcaret, a socially responsible and sustainable tourist recreation park in Mexico. Plastic straws are a fast, but environmentally problematic, “solution” to a problem most of us really don’t even have. How many […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
June 26, 2018 6 Comments
Art to Save the Sea on Display at this St. Paul, Minnesota Zoo!

What Kind of Zoo Has Plastic Animals? If you’ll be in the area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, within the next few months, be sure and swing by the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory! Now through October 21, Norwex Movement partner Washed Ashore is sponsoring a traveling exhibit there as part of its Art to Save […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Water
June 21, 2018 4 Comments
4 Ways Your Clothing Leaves a Mark on the Planet

How Clothing Affects the Planet Did you know your clothing has a carbon footprint? It’s true. The carbon footprint of any given article of clothing is based on several factors—things like: The fiber clothing is made of The amount of water and other resources required to produce that fiber Processes like spinning, printing, dyeing and […]

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June 19, 2018 9 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