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Category: Conservation

June 25, 2019 5 Comments
Can Your Milkman Help Solve the Problem of Plastic?

Reusable Packaging Could Soon Be on Our Doorsteps Today I have to give props to several major corporations who recently made news by opting to use high-quality, reusable packaging instead of plastic! Nestle, Proctor & Gamble, PepsiCo and Unilever are among dozens of others that hope to permanently reduce plastic waste by partnering with TerraCycle, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Family, Food, Plastic
April 23, 2019 8 Comments
Out of Work Coal Miners Find a New Way to Flourish

Honey Bees Help Remove the Sting of Unemployment In the U.S. state of West Virginia, coal mining jobs used to be plentiful. Now? Not so much. Families dependent on coal mining for generations are now looking for new ways to make a living. And they’re finding some interesting lines of work. Many former miners, and […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Environment
April 10, 2019 26 Comments
Is Microfiber an Earth-Friendly Cleaning Choice?

6 Reasons Why It Is As an outdoorsy girl from Colorado, I’m passionate about our environment and minimizing our impact to it. One issue that I’ve been tracking for quite some time now is the topic of microplastic pollution. It’s a big problem and that’s why I want to spend some time talking about it […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
January 29, 2019 2 Comments
Artwork That Will Inspire You to Save the World

Coloring the World with a Little More Hope In an age when people are more eco-conscious than ever, it’s refreshing to see art that’s bringing awareness to air pollution, plastics and trash. But watercolor artist Peggy Macnamara’s work at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History is bringing awareness to nature itself. Peggy has traveled with […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment
January 22, 2019 13 Comments
How Houseplants Can Help You Sleep Better

7 Plants to Help You Enjoy Good Sleep Houseplants can do a lot more than simply adding a welcome touch of green to your surroundings. Did you know that, in addition to cleaning the air in your home, some houseplants can also help you get a good night’s rest? It’s true. In fact, incorporating some […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Health, Safe Havens
November 8, 2018 2 Comments
Using Styrofoam to Clean Water—Not Pollute It

Teens Find New Use for Styrofoam So many of the new products we purchase come packed in expanded polystyrene foam (aka Styrofoam®)—TVs, appliances, toys are more. In fact, a whopping two billion pounds of Styrofoam is produced each year in the U.S. alone—enough to fill nearly 25% of all U.S. landfills. Alarmingly, Styrofoam takes over […]

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Posted in: Conservation, Environment, Water
October 4, 2018 18 Comments
How to Help the Planet with Washable Paper

It Looks Like Leather but Washes Like Fabric Do you love the look and feel of your leather products but want a more ethical alternative? Maybe it’s time to swap them for washable paper products. These cellulose-based accessories are the perfect blend of sustainable and stylish. If you were paying attention in biology, you may […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Environment, Reuse Recycle
September 25, 2018 7 Comments
How to Help Save Sea Turtles

Cyprus Is Getting It Right! We couldn’t resist sharing this photo of a just-hatched baby sea turtle on Cyprus’s protected Lara beach from GlobalCitizen.org. According to the article, “…though the Loggerhead and Green turtles were hunted to near extinction in the first half of the last century, they are now making a dramatic comeback thanks […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Water
September 13, 2018 7 Comments
How Adidas Is Pioneering for the World

A Billion-Dollar Company Fights Plastic Pollution With less than 20% of plastic being recycled globally, it’s no surprise that 18 billion pounds of plastic waste ends up in the ocean each year. These shocking statistics have encouraged many multinational corporations to become increasingly focused on green initiatives. In other words, the problem is now looking […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
September 11, 2018 6 Comments
How to Use Technology to Repopulate Old Growth Forests

Ecosia.org: Planting Trees in Biodiversity Hotspots If you could help repopulate deforested areas with trees—from your computer—would you? A Germany-based search engine is hoping you’ll say “Yes!” Ecosia.org is helping people give back to Mother Nature with every click of its online ads. Ecosia donates at least 80 percent of its income after expenses, or […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Safe Havens