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July 16, 2019 3 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 6 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 5 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 20, 2019 No Comments
Clean Your Refrigerator Coils—You’ll Be Glad You Did!

Hint: Let Microfiber Do the Work! It’s the middle of winter, and you may be going a little stir-crazy. So let me ask you a question: How long has it been since you gave your fridge a good deep-clean? I’m not talking about just the inside but the outside too—including the dusty nether-regions behind and […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Environment, Family, How You Can Help
June 18, 2019 4 Comments
How to Clean Up the Ocean

An Update on the Ocean Cleanup Project It’s been almost a year since we checked on the progress of Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup Project. You may recall that the 24-year-old and his team are on an ambitious quest to remove half of the plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (the “GPGP”) in […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Plastic, Water
June 4, 2019 1 Comment
6 Reasons Why Sunshine Is Good for You!

Hint: Your Body Uses It To Make Vitamin D There’s a reason why vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin.” Our amazing bodies must know that it’s important for our health, because they produce it in response to sun exposure, specifically UVB rays. Below are some of the reasons why vitamin D is so […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Energy, Environment, Family, Health
May 28, 2019 4 Comments
Do I Really Have to Wear Sunscreen Every Day?

3 Reasons Why Sunscreen Is Your Friend OK, so it’s already getting pretty warm down here in Texas. (Yes, I do consider the upper 80s to be warm; no judgment please, my Southern friends.) And even though it hasn’t been that long since we posted How to Protect Your Family from Sun Damage, the climbing […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Family, Health
April 23, 2019 8 Comments
Out of Work Coal Miners Find a New Way to Flourish

Honey Bees Help Remove the Sting of Unemployment In the U.S. state of West Virginia, coal mining jobs used to be plentiful. Now? Not so much. Families dependent on coal mining for generations are now looking for new ways to make a living. And they’re finding some interesting lines of work. Many former miners, and […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Environment
April 10, 2019 21 Comments
Is Microfiber an Earth-Friendly Cleaning Choice?

6 Reasons Why It Is As an outdoorsy girl from Colorado, I’m passionate about our environment and minimizing our impact to it. One issue that I’ve been tracking for quite some time now is the topic of microplastic pollution. It’s a big problem and that’s why I want to spend some time talking about it […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, 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