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Category: Eco-Friendly Cities

June 14, 2018 No Comments
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 8 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 4 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
March 29, 2018 2 Comments
A Tower of Hope in the Fight Against Air Pollution

World Largest Air Purifier Helps Solve the Smog Issue A 300-foot-tall air purification tower seems to be shining a ray of hope through smog-polluted air in the city of Xian, China. The “world’s biggest air purifier” is still in the experimental stages, but if results (due out soon) prove to be good, much larger towers […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment
March 22, 2018 3 Comments
Can the World Be Powered with Renewable Energy?

From Denton, TX, and Beyond: A Quick Update on Renewable Energy Denton, Texas, has big plans and they’re getting even bigger. The city announced recently that it will soon switch to 100% renewable energy sources. Denton’s original plans called for only 70% renewable sources by 2020, but revised plans now include installing enough wind and […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Eco-Friendly Cities, Energy, Environment
March 20, 2018 4 Comments
What Makes Norway Such a Happy Place?

Finding Joy in the Land of the Midnight Sun Happy March 20, aka International Happiness Day! So we just have to ask: When you think about what makes you truly happy in life, what comes to mind? Is it your personal relationships? Your work? What about the country you live in? If you happen to […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Family
March 13, 2018 4 Comments
Welcome to the Eco-Friendly Neighborhood

How One Community Is Going Green and Saving Green Anyone in the market for a new house these days may feel as if the terms “affordable” and “eco-friendly” don’t always go hand and hand. True, costs of green construction have decreased over the years, but eco-friendly building materials are still usually more costly than traditional […]

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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