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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 18 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
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
March 1, 2018 6 Comments
5 Quick Tips for a Clean Kitchen

How to Get Your Kitchen “Restaurant Clean” Ever go into a nice restaurant and wonder how they manage to get everything so clean and sparkly? (Unless something is terribly wrong) the floor shines, the silver gleams, and all is right with the world for that brief, bright hour or so. Good restaurants understand that a […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Do This Not That, Food
February 22, 2018 4 Comments
Carbon Farming—The Wave of the Future?

Got Soil Carbon Sequestration? What’s that, you say? Soil carbon sequestration? I realize it’s a mouthful, but what on earth is it? Or more to the point: What in earth is it? Basically soil carbon sequestration is a relatively new thing in farming, designed to help reduce the amount of carbon emissions that result from […]

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