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January 9, 2018 6 Comments
What Can I Do to Help End Global Hunger?

Putting a Stop to Food Waste Most of us have probably never had to go hungry, so it might be hard to imagine wondering where your next meal would come from. But the fact is hunger is a huge problem all over the world. According to the World Food Programme on average one in every […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Food, Health, Kids
January 4, 2018 5 Comments
5 More Ways to Bee Helpful

What’s All the Buzz About? Environmentalists, bee-lovers, people who enjoy fresh produce and bees all over the world: we have reason to celebrate! The UK recently decided to back a total ban on all bee-killing pesticides across Europe. The decision announced in November represents a turnaround from the government’s previous position that there wasn’t enough […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Food
December 28, 2017 3 Comments
How One Teacher Is Changing the World

Instilling Passion, Optimism and a Vision for a Healthier Future In a part of New York City where it is “easier to buy liquor than lettuce,” Stephen Ritz is making a difference. This teacher, founder and CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) of The Green Bronx Machine, uses plants to help spark changes in a poor South […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Family, Food, Health
December 14, 2017 7 Comments
Growing the Good Life

Former Brat Becomes Founder and President What happens to a tenacious army brat who has an idea for a way to help veterans? Why, she becomes the founder and president of an organization that teaches veterans how to be farmers, of course! Meet Leora Barish. She grew up in a military family with a father […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Food, Health
October 26, 2017 11 Comments
What’s in the Heart of Your Home?

4 Tips for a Germ-Free Kitchen The kitchen is usually considered the heart of the home. More than just a place to prep pasta or bake baklava, it’s where we tend to hang out, catch up and connect with family and friends. But it turns out that your kitchen may be harboring a dark secret. […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, Health, Safe Havens
October 10, 2017 1 Comment
Are You on the Green Team?

Down! Set! Hut-Hut! The days are shorter, the air is crisper and the leaves are turning the vibrant hues of autumn. With the season comes football and one of America’s favorite traditions—tailgating! Let’s be honest, there’s nothing green about tailgating unless you are a fan of a team whose colors are green. Sure, you can […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Family, Food, One Less, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
September 7, 2017 13 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 11 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 6 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, Environment, Food, Reuse Recycle
July 11, 2017 13 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