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Alert: Is There “Hidden Plastic” in Your Supermarket?
May 21, 2019 | | 3

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 […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, Health, Plastic

7 Ways to Protect Loved Ones from Harmful Chemicals
October 25, 2018 | | 7

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

How to Make the School Year More Environmentally Friendly
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

How to Turn Your Labor Day Green
August 28, 2018 | | 1

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

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

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

What Happens When Almonds Come Out of Their Shells
August 14, 2018 | | 6

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