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Category: Eco-Friendly Cities

December 11, 2018 8 Comments
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
September 27, 2018 3 Comments
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
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 17, 2018 3 Comments
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
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
June 14, 2018 1 Comment
California Is Going Solar! Will It Be Worth It?

Solar Panels Expected to Slash Bills and Reduce Air Pollution Last month, California became the first state in the U.S. to require that, beginning in 2020, new houses built there include solar panels. The new law would also apply to multifamily buildings of up to three stories. The thinking is that, over a three-year period, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Eco-Friendly Cities, Energy, Environment
June 5, 2018 10 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
April 10, 2018 7 Comments
How to Start a Recycling Program in Your Town

7 Tips to Get Your City Started   Every year, Americans throw away 22 million tons of perfectly recyclable goods and materials. According to TheRecyclingPartnership.org, this represents an economic loss of approximately $1.8 billion as well as a burden on the climate of about 50 million tons of greenhouse gases. But according to the 2016 annual […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Eco-Friendly Cities, Reuse Recycle