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September 19, 2017 7 Comments
Chemical Warfare: Beware of These 5 Toxins

Are Unwanted Chemicals Knocking on Your Door?   While there’s no way to get an exact count of all the different harmful chemicals lurking in any given home, one thing is sure: in today’s world, unsafe chemicals are all but impossible to avoid. Uninvited Guests They’re sneaky. Chemicals cling to the bottoms of our shoes on […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Health, Safe Havens
September 12, 2017 6 Comments
From Aspirational to Inspirational—A New Way to Shop

Shopping for Good What if shopping actually had the power to do good? Would you spend a little more on everyday purchases if it helped a person in need? The shopaholic in me answers with a resounding, “YES!” That is because shopping today goes beyond coupon clipping and trolling sale racks for bargains. Thanks to […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Do This Not That, Family, Health, How You Can Help
August 29, 2017 10 Comments
In Love with that New Car Smell?

A Safer Journey: Avoid VOCs in the Vehicle Who knew? That new car smell that we all love so much, right up there with pine trees and new shoes? It’s really the scent of volatile organic compounds that are emanating out of the vinyl and plastic in the door panels and dashboard! And with each […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Family, Health, Plastic
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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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Food, Health, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
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 30, 2017 6 Comments
What If You Could Turn Air Pollution into Something Useful?

Creating Works of Art from Car Exhaust! A startup company in India, Graviky Labs, has come up with a way to turn car emissions into ink. Just 45 minutes worth of car exhaust fumes can create 30 ml of ink, enough for one marker pen. A device developed by the MIT spin-off company traps car […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Health, How You Can Help, One Less, Reuse Recycle
May 25, 2017 9 Comments
4 Botanical Repellents to Protect Against Insects

Sniffing Out the Best Insect Repellent Budding trees, blossoming flowers and warmer temperatures are all signs that summer’s on the way. And when the insects start to buzz in, you know it’s official. But while insects have important roles to play in their various eco systems, none of us particularly likes to get up close […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Family, Health
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 2, 2017 5 Comments
Chicago Puts Renewable Energy in the Works

Known for Wind, In a Whole New Way By 2025, buildings owned by the city of Chicago are to be powered by 100% renewable energy such as wind and solar, according to an announcement earlier this month by the city’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel. If implemented, Chicago will become the largest U.S. city to decarbonize the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Energy, Environment, Health, How You Can Help, Safe Havens
April 27, 2017 8 Comments
Not Sure What to Do with Your Unused Prescription Meds?

National Drug Take-Back Day Is This Saturday, April 29, 2017! If you’re like a lot of people, you may have expired prescription medications in your cabinets or medicine chest that you either forgot about or simply no longer use. While it might be tempting to pour these “expired medications” down the drain or flush them […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Health, How You Can Help