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July 9, 2019 7 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
June 25, 2019 5 Comments
Can Your Milkman Help Solve the Problem of Plastic?

Reusable Packaging Could Soon Be on Our Doorsteps Today I have to give props to several major corporations who recently made news by opting to use high-quality, reusable packaging instead of plastic! Nestle, Proctor & Gamble, PepsiCo and Unilever are among dozens of others that hope to permanently reduce plastic waste by partnering with TerraCycle, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Family, Food, Plastic
May 21, 2019 3 Comments
Alert: Is There “Hidden Plastic” in Your Supermarket?

“Plastic-Free” Label Points UK Shoppers to More Sustainable Options Here’s something that got my attention recently which I wanted to share. Some supermarkets in the UK are fighting the use of “hidden plastic” and starting to use a “plastic-free” label on certain products. “Hidden plastic” is included in products that consumers do not associate as […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, Health, Plastic
April 30, 2019 10 Comments
7 Tips for Stopping Bacterial Growth in Towels

It’s not a pleasant thought, but it turns out that common, everyday kitchen towels may be one of the most likely places in your home for enteric bacteria to hide out. Enteric bacteria? These are found naturally inside humans and animals. But some of the strains that live in animals can cause reactions or diseases […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, Family, Food, Health, Safe Havens
April 16, 2019 5 Comments
How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Gardening: Big Benefits for Small Bodies Ah, spring. After an entire winter spent cleaning up tracked-in wet messes, we can now begin to look forward to that glorious season when we can actually enjoy getting something dirty for a change. Specifically, our hands. If you’re a gardener, you know the joy that comes with digging, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, Health, Kids
January 17, 2019 13 Comments
The One Grease That Is Good for Your Heart

Is Your Cookware Making You Sick? A good rule of thumb is if it’s convenient and makes your life easier, a trade-off is being made somewhere and often not for the better. Take cookware, for example. Did you know you might unknowingly be exposing yourself to chemicals that can leach into food from the tools […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, Family, Food, Health, How You Can Help
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 11, 2018 3 Comments
You Want Mold with That? How Not to Start Your Day

What Could Be Lurking in Your Coffeemaker? For many of us, a good cuppa joe in the morning (or afternoon, or evening) is a non-negotiable. But did you know that coffeemakers and grinders can harbor mold that feeds on left-behind oils and residue? It’s true. In fact, a 2011 study by NSF lists the coffee […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Food, How You Can Help, Water
September 4, 2018 No Comments
How to Make the School Year More Environmentally Friendly

Lessons in Eco-Friendliness Can you believe it—the new school year is already upon us! For busy parents, the fall season usually brings with it a few extra expenses in the form of new clothes and school supplies for your kids. But as you head out to do your back-to-school shopping, it’s important to consider the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, How You Can Help, Reuse Recycle
August 28, 2018 1 Comment
How to Turn Your Labor Day Green

3 Blogs to Make It an Eco-Friendly Weekend Do your Labor Day weekend plans include parties, picnics and/or camping? The lonnng weekend is almost here, so what better time than now to revive some tried-and-true tips for greening up your summertime get-togethers! Throwing a backyard shindig? Check out these nine easy ways to make your […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Family, Food