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January 21, 2020 | | 7

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

Can Banana Leaves Help Fight the War on Plastic?
July 9, 2019 | | 7

Can Banana Leaves Help Fight the War on Plastic?

Guatemalan Town Says “No” to Plastic Packaging Can you imagine life with no plastic packaging? What if your fresh chicken came wrapped in a banana leaf, for example? Or your tortillas were “packaged” in a cloth napkin? Well if you are one of the 13,000 residents in San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala, this is now […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Food, Plastic

Are Avocados Going To Be the Answer to the Plastic Problem?
July 2, 2019 | | 8

Are Avocados Going To Be the Answer to the Plastic Problem?

How One Company Is Turning Pits into Profits Holy guacamole! Did you know that avocado pits are being turned into biodegradable plastic? Companies like Biofase are aware of the growing plastic problem and they have figured out a way to turn the waste from one of their country’s biggest exports into a reusable material. Avocados aren’t […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, One Less, Plastic

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

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

Can Gift Wrap Be Recycled? How to Tell
December 11, 2018 | | 11

Can Gift Wrap Be Recycled? How to Tell

Landfills Shouldn’t Sparkle: Tips for Reducing Wrapping Waste this Season ‘Tis the season for gift giving. And many of those gifts will arrive swaddled in a sparkling array of wrapping paper, bows and ribbon—usually along with a gift tag and tape (and maybe even an outer box or mailing package to boot). And while it’s […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Eco-Friendly Cities, How You Can Help, Reuse Recycle

How a High-Rise Can Help Clean the Air
September 27, 2018 | | 3

How a High-Rise Can Help Clean the Air

Photocatalysis: The New Word on the Street Big-city high-rise dwellers, especially those who battle smog, know: air pollution can be a problem. Not only is it harmful to your health, it can also tarnish and degrade the exteriors of buildings, which are expensive to clean and/or repair. But what if the exterior surface of your […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Health

Good News Blowing in: Wind Energy Is on the Rise
July 17, 2018 | | 3

Good News Blowing in: Wind Energy Is on the Rise

More Businesses Are Choosing Green Power! Businesses today are relying more and more on renewable energy sources—and it’s easy to see why. Costs of solar and wind power are dropping globally. In fact, they’re projected to become two of the cheapest sources of electricity for most of the world after 2030. And savvy businesses are […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Eco-Friendly Cities, Energy, Environment