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September 7, 2017 12 Comments
How to Make Plastic Straws Suck Less

The Last Straw Did you know that in the U.S. alone about 500 million plastic straws are used every day? That’s a lot of single-use plastic! Just how much? Well, if you were to join all 500 million of those plastic straws together, they would circle the Earth about two and a half times. Every. […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Food, One Less, Plastic
September 5, 2017 8 Comments
Amazing Benefits of Rice Husks

Rice Husk! Who Knew?! These days, rice is finding its way into more than just your stir-fry. Rice hulls, specifically, are being used to create a variety of materials and consumer goods. Read our 2016 blog, “6 Fascinating Benefits of Rice Husks,” to get the scoop about how these tiny grain coverings have become the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Food, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
July 18, 2017 5 Comments
How Sweet Is That—Leather from a Fruit?

We’ve All Heard of Pleather, But Leather Made from Pineapples? You better believe it! Launched by the textile company Ananas Anam, pineapple leather or Piñatex is a biodegradable and sustainable alternative to leather that is made entirely from pineapple leaves. Piñatex was the brainchild of designer, founder and CEO of Ananas Anam, Dr. Carmen Hijosa. While […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Food, Reuse Recycle
July 11, 2017 9 Comments
Bee Helpful: 7 Things You Can Do for Pollinators

Helping the Bees to Find Their Way Summertime is a good time to remember our friends the pollinators. Hopefully they are hard at their important work this time of year, buzzing from here to there, fertilizing plants and making honey. We say “hopefully” because as we’ve reported in 2013 and again last year, bees in […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, DIY, Environment, Food, How You Can Help, Kids
July 4, 2017 9 Comments
9 Ways to Make Your Next Party More Earth-Friendly

Green Up Your Summer Celebrations Ahhh, summer . . . when the fresh air and sunshine make hosting holiday parties, birthday bashes and backyard barbecues even more appealing. But is it possible to throw a party that’s fun, creative and eco-friendly? Turns out, it is. Here are nine easy ways we’ve found to green up […]

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June 29, 2017 10 Comments
How to Kick the (Single-Use) Habit

Coming Soon! Zero-Waste Grocery Stores Imagine the world with less garbage. That is the hope behind the idea of no-waste or zero-waste food markets that have recently opened up across Europe. Their goal is to encourage shoppers to buy only what they need, an approach that helps cut down on the amount of both unused […]

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June 6, 2017 17 Comments
A Little Blob That Can Change the Way You Drink and Think

Start-up Company Steps in the Right Direction for Reducing Waste As I am continuously learning more about the dangers of plastics, especially water bottles, I am also learning more about the cutting-edge technology and inventive ideas that are being developed by people who would also like to pitch the plastic and find greener alternatives. What […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Food, Health, Plastic, Water
May 16, 2017 8 Comments
North American Universities Turn the Tables on Food!

Sustainably Grown Food on Campus: Popular, but Not Always Easy These days, campuses across the continent are buying in to sustainable agriculture, providing healthier food for students. These beneficial options are 100% organic, which means they are produced without pesticides or other chemicals. Not only does this help preserve the integrity of the food, it’s […]

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May 11, 2017 3 Comments
Great Ideas to Share the Love this Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mom—and Mother Earth—This Sunday Mother’s Day will be on here Sunday (!) and you might not have a clue what to buy or do for Mom. Or maybe you’re the Mom, and they don’t have a clue what to do for you. If this is you, we’ve come up with some great ideas to […]

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April 4, 2017 8 Comments
How to Plan Your First Garden

Plant the Seeds for a Successful Harvest It’s no secret that gardening is wonderful for your health. You can help reduce the use of chemicals and pesticides and get to eat wonderfully nutritious fruits and vegetables. If you’ve never gardened, getting started may seem a little daunting. But with some research, patience and hard work, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Environment, Family, Food, Health, Kids, Safe Havens, Water