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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
June 7, 2018 1 Comment
National Geographic to Focus on Plastic Pollution

Planet or Plastic? The Choice Is Ours Who doesn’t love National Geographic? For many, the magazine served as our first guide into the big, wide world, offering tantalizing glimpses of amazing, far-away lands and the people who live there. Since 1905, the periodical could always be counted on to provide colorful, up-close perspectives and insights […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Water
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
May 10, 2018 5 Comments
One Solution for Reducing Plastic Waste: Eat It

How the Ocean Is Helping to Solve Its Own Problem In a world that’s increasingly reliant on (and burdened by) plastic, today we’re happy to share a bit of good news. An Indonesian start-up company, Evoware, has created a type of edible, seaweed-based packaging that’s not only replacing plastic, it’s also benefitting the farmers who […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
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
April 19, 2018 1 Comment
Earth Day Should Be Every Day

At NorwexMovement.com We Love Earth Day! In fact, we believe every day should be Earth Day! After all, members like you are making small, conscious choices every single day to help create a better world. So what better opportunity than Earth Day to applaud the actions you’re taking at home, in your car, at work, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help
April 5, 2018 8 Comments
Sleek or Trashy? Furniture Made from Discards

Creating Beauty and Function through Repurposed Materials Would you buy furniture created from old DVDs, cracked smartphone screens, used aluminum cans or plastic bottles? What about glassware, pillows or even wallets? Pentatonic is hoping you will. This furniture and homegoods company is “turning problems into opportunities; landfill into lifestyle; trash into treasure,” according to the […]

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