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Category: Eco-Friendly Cities

July 16, 2019 5 Comments
You Can See the Air in Bangkok (and It’s Not Pretty)

Can Drones Help Thailand through the Haze? The capital of Thailand has a problem. Bangkok’s air pollution is bad—like really bad. In fact, the air quality is so poor there that many of its residents are now donning air-filtering face masks as part of their daily routine. It’s so bad that earlier this year a […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Health
July 9, 2019 7 Comments
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
July 2, 2019 8 Comments
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
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
March 26, 2019 1 Comment
Earth Hour Is Almost Here: How Will You Celebrate?

Employees Share from the Heart: What Norwex Means to Me As the parent company of Norwex Movement, Norwex knows that safer, healthier homes for the families who live in them ultimately result in a safer and healthier world for us all. On March 30, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time, many of us will […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment
December 11, 2018 11 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