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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
May 8, 2018 11 Comments
Collapsible Light Brings Hope in the Darkness

How One Woman’s Invention Is Making a Difference Meet Alice Min Soo Chun, an inventor, mathematician and origami expert as well as co-founder and CEO of Solight Design. Alice’s company creates a product that’s shining light in areas where it isn’t always easy to come by—especially after the sun goes down. Her product casts a […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Energy, Family
April 26, 2018 5 Comments
Biogas Appliance Can Help You Save Energy and Grow Better Produce

Better Living with Backyard Biogas What if you could easily turn food waste—things like banana peels, chicken skin, melon rinds and other organic material—into clean, renewable energy that could be used to cook your meals? And what if this waste-into-fuel conversion process took place right in your own backyard! It may not be as far-fetched […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Energy, Environment, Food
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 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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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Eco-Friendly Cities, Energy, Environment
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
June 20, 2017 7 Comments
Saving the World with 3 Liters a Day

Solar-Powered Device Pulls Water Straight from Desert Air It sounds incredible and more like something you would find in science fiction instead of science journals. Nevertheless, a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, Berkeley, has invented a device that can pull water out of the air in any […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Energy, Environment, Reuse Recycle, Water
June 1, 2017 10 Comments
9 Tips to Help You Save Energy While Washing Clothes

Energy-Saving Laundry Tips Even if you have a high-efficiency washer, there may be still more you can do to save energy at laundry time. Energy.gov has some great tips for saving energy while you’re doing laundry. Check out one of our blogs, “9 Tips to Help You Save Energy While Washing Clothes,” for helpful info from Energy.gov. […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Energy, Environment, Family, How You Can Help
May 2, 2017 6 Comments
Chicago Puts Renewable Energy in the Works

Known for Wind, In a Whole New Way By 2025, buildings owned by the city of Chicago are to be powered by 100% renewable energy such as wind and solar, according to an announcement earlier this month by the city’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel. If implemented, Chicago will become the largest U.S. city to decarbonize the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Energy, Environment, Health, How You Can Help, Safe Havens