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Category: Eco-Friendly Cities

February 22, 2018 2 Comments
Carbon Farming—The Wave of the Future?

Got Soil Carbon Sequestration? What’s that, you say? Soil carbon sequestration? I realize it’s a mouthful, but what on earth is it? Or more to the point: What in earth is it? Basically soil carbon sequestration is a relatively new thing in farming, designed to help reduce the amount of carbon emissions that result from […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment
February 1, 2018 5 Comments
Fresh, Organic Produce Is on the Rise!

Taking Sustainable Farming to New Heights What if you could produce 500 metric tons (1.1 million pounds) of food every year without pesticides? And what if your growing process also reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 1000 metric tons—and saved 50 million liters of water—compared to traditional farming methods? And what if you could do all […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Food, Health
January 4, 2018 3 Comments
5 More Ways to Bee Helpful

What’s All the Buzz About? Environmentalists, bee-lovers, people who enjoy fresh produce and bees all over the world: we have reason to celebrate! The UK recently decided to back a total ban on all bee-killing pesticides across Europe. The decision announced in November represents a turnaround from the government’s previous position that there wasn’t enough […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Food
November 16, 2017 5 Comments
Transforming the Look of Renewable Energy

Two Companies That Are Reimaging the Renewable Energy Space As people become more thoughtful about their energy consumption, companies are getting more and more creative with renewable energy technology to develop products that encourage sustainability and look good doing it. Let’s Talk Renewable Energy Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, such […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Energy, Environment, How You Can Help
August 3, 2017 3 Comments
Save Money, Time and the Environment

Keeping Your Cool Looking for ways to survive the long, hot days of summer? In addition to drinking lots of fluid and staying in the shade, you can also ride the bus or train. What? How does taking advantage of public transit make a difference on a hot, sunny day? Well for starters, riding public […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Eco-Friendly Cities, Energy, Environment, How You Can Help
July 18, 2017 6 Comments
How Sweet Is That—Leather from a Fruit?

We’ve All Heard of Pleather, But Leather Made from Pineapples? You better believe it! Launched by the textile company Ananas Anam, pineapple leather or Piñatex is a biodegradable and sustainable alternative to leather that is made entirely from pineapple leaves. Piñatex was the brainchild of designer, founder and CEO of Ananas Anam, Dr. Carmen Hijosa. While […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Food, Reuse Recycle
June 29, 2017 11 Comments
How to Kick the (Single-Use) Habit

Coming Soon! Zero-Waste Grocery Stores Imagine the world with less garbage. That is the hope behind the idea of no-waste or zero-waste food markets that have recently opened up across Europe. Their goal is to encourage shoppers to buy only what they need, an approach that helps cut down on the amount of both unused […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Food, Health, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
May 30, 2017 7 Comments
What If You Could Turn Air Pollution into Something Useful?

Creating Works of Art from Car Exhaust! A startup company in India, Graviky Labs, has come up with a way to turn car emissions into ink. Just 45 minutes worth of car exhaust fumes can create 30 ml of ink, enough for one marker pen. A device developed by the MIT spin-off company traps car […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Health, How You Can Help, One Less, Reuse Recycle
May 16, 2017 9 Comments
North American Universities Turn the Tables on Food!

Sustainably Grown Food on Campus: Popular, but Not Always Easy These days, campuses across the continent are buying in to sustainable agriculture, providing healthier food for students. These beneficial options are 100% organic, which means they are produced without pesticides or other chemicals. Not only does this help preserve the integrity of the food, it’s […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Food, Health
May 4, 2017 4 Comments
Grads: You Can Make a Living Preserving the Planet

Ten Eco-Friendly Jobs Perhaps a college student in your family has dabbled a little in sustainability—recycling paper and plastics used in their dorm rooms, policing their water usage, turning off unused lights and eating lots of organic foods. Now, they’re about to graduate! Have you thought about encouraging them to combine their interests in preserving […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, How You Can Help