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March 18, 2019 No Comments
How to Protect Your Family from Sun Damage

Do You Really Have to Wear Sunscreen Every Day? Even though summer is still a few months away, today I want to stress the importance of sun protection for keeping our families safe. And really, there’s no better time than right now to discuss it, because the sun can do damage even on a snowy […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Environment, Family, Health
February 12, 2019 2 Comments
6 Chemicals that Could Be Hurting Your Kids and How to Avoid Them

8 Ways to Help Keep Chemicals Out of Your Children’s Food Last July the American Academy of Pediatrics, a US medical organization representing 60,000+ pediatricians, issued a report raising awareness about the harmful effects of chemicals in food additives. It turns out that food additives can contain some harmful chemicals that you probably wouldn’t want […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Family, Kids
January 29, 2019 2 Comments
Artwork That Will Inspire You to Save the World

Coloring the World with a Little More Hope In an age when people are more eco-conscious than ever, it’s refreshing to see art that’s bringing awareness to air pollution, plastics and trash. But watercolor artist Peggy Macnamara’s work at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History is bringing awareness to nature itself. Peggy has traveled with […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment
January 22, 2019 9 Comments
How Houseplants Can Help You Sleep Better

7 Plants to Help You Enjoy Good Sleep Houseplants can do a lot more than simply adding a welcome touch of green to your surroundings. Did you know that, in addition to cleaning the air in your home, some houseplants can also help you get a good night’s rest? It’s true. In fact, incorporating some […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Health, Safe Havens
November 27, 2018 9 Comments
A Brief History of Plastic

Planet or Plastic? A Quick Look at How We Became Reliant on Plastic As part of our coverage of National Geographic’s important multiyear Plastic or Planet? initiative, we wanted to share this quick video showing the meteoric rise of single-use plastic after WWII. A Brief History of Single-Use Plastic Before 1950, plastic wasn’t a big part […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Health, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
October 30, 2018 4 Comments
Have You Ever Swum in a Polluted River?

7 Organizations Bringing Hope through Water Image: Heng Sinith/AP A boy swims near floating trash during flood season in the floating village on the Mekong river bank on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Aug. 11, 2018. According to Water.org, approximately 4 million people out of the total population in Cambodia lack access to […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Water
October 25, 2018 7 Comments
7 Ways to Protect Loved Ones from Harmful Chemicals

What’s in Your Weed Killer? While most of us are aware that chemicals in products that we use every day can be harmful, sometimes it’s good to be reminded. And when stories like the one we’ve highlighted below come to the forefront, they can be a natural conversation-starter to have with friends, family and neighbors […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Family, Food, Health
October 4, 2018 18 Comments
How to Help the Planet with Washable Paper

It Looks Like Leather but Washes Like Fabric Do you love the look and feel of your leather products but want a more ethical alternative? Maybe it’s time to swap them for washable paper products. These cellulose-based accessories are the perfect blend of sustainable and stylish. If you were paying attention in biology, you may […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Environment, 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
September 25, 2018 7 Comments
How to Help Save Sea Turtles

Cyprus Is Getting It Right! We couldn’t resist sharing this photo of a just-hatched baby sea turtle on Cyprus’s protected Lara beach from GlobalCitizen.org. According to the article, “…though the Loggerhead and Green turtles were hunted to near extinction in the first half of the last century, they are now making a dramatic comeback thanks […]

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