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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
August 16, 2018 9 Comments
The Roots of Something New: Packaging Made from Mushrooms!

Mycelium: A Biodegradable Replacement for Foam Packaging Have you heard of mycelium? If you’ve read our blog post mentioning mushroom dresses you might have. But now this eco-friendly material is being used in even more new ways! Ikea Is Replacing Their Polystyrene Packaging With Mushrooms! Sometimes we feel like polystyrene packaging is unavoidable on things […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Food, Reuse Recycle
August 14, 2018 6 Comments
What Happens When Almonds Come Out of Their Shells

How a Seed Is Putting Sustainability on the Menu Ahh, the almond…one of my favorite snacks! Almond kernels—or drupes—are healthy, flavorful, morsels nestled inside a hard shell that’s surrounded by an exterior hull. But did you know that, for every pound of almond kernels produced, there are more than two pounds of hulls and shells […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Food, Reuse Recycle
August 7, 2018 11 Comments
What Is Body Burden and What Can I Do About It?

15 Ways to Lower Your Body Burden Updated August 23, 2018 It’s called Body Burden—the alphabet soup of pollutants that accumulate in and contaminate our bodies. And though we’ve touched on it before, I think it’s worth a closer look at this pervasive problem that’s really one of the main reasons for this blog—to help […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Food, Health
July 31, 2018 4 Comments
Out of India: Organic Farming Is on the Rise

How Indian Farm Women United Against Chemicals When a group of women farmers in India were faced with mounting debt and decreasing crop yields, all due to expensive agrochemicals, they decided to do something about it. They turned to eco-farming, but it was a slow start. Here’s what happened. Flash back to the 1990s. In […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Family, Food, Health
July 5, 2018 16 Comments
The Better Way to Get Your Oven Clean

Should You Use Your Oven’s Self-Cleaning Feature? Updated August 23, 2018 If you’re a busy mom like me, it might be hard to imagine being without your electric oven’s self-cleaning feature. After all, my oven’s ability to scorch itself clean saves me a lot of time and effort. That has to be a good thing, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Energy, Food