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November 7, 2017 5 Comments
Get All Warm and Cozy—with Every Purchase

Helping Your Fashion Dollars Help Others This time of year, it’s nice to take a moment with a mug of cocoa and a nice cozy sweater, along with a deep breath of gratitude for all we have. And what better time than now to also take a look at how your clothing and accessories purchases […]

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October 31, 2017 6 Comments
Upcycle and Never Take out the Trash Again

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure In the age of the 5 R’s—Repurpose, Reuse, Refuse, Reduce, Recycle—we are taking a long, hard look at what we call trash. Before tossing something out, I take a moment and ask myself, “Is there something else I could use this for around the house?” Not surprisingly, the […]

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October 10, 2017 No Comments
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
October 5, 2017 6 Comments
3 Reasons Bamboo Is on the Rise

Bamboo: The Wonder Tree? Actually, bamboo is a grass. But what an amazing grass it is! Here’s why: First, bamboo grows up to 10 times faster and matures more rapidly than most types of trees. Second, it is a very durable plant. It requires less water and almost no pesticides for its growth. Finally, any […]

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September 21, 2017 9 Comments
How to Cure the Temptation for Plastic Straws

No Straw, Please: A Progress Report It’s only been a couple of weeks since I announced my plan to stop using plastic straws, but already I have good news! By eliminating single-use plastic straws from my own life, I’ve now saved about 10 straws from either the landfill or the recycling plant! And because my […]

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September 7, 2017 12 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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August 15, 2017 19 Comments
9 More Reasons to Pass Up Paper

How Many Trees Must Die So Our Hands Can Get Dry? Did you know that every day more than 51,000 trees are cut down to support North America’s paper towel habit? Or that the paper industry in general consumes more water than any other single industry on Earth? Maybe you weren’t aware that 254 million […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help, Kids, One Less
July 25, 2017 19 Comments
One Simple Solution Can Stop Plastic Pollution

19 Aquariums Launch a Campaign to Fight Plastic Did you know… More than 8 million tons of plastic enter our waterways each year. And as you know, this affects not only the environment but also the creatures that live it. Because of this staggering amount of plastic pollution, an organization called Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, Environment, How You Can Help, One Less, 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
March 30, 2017 7 Comments
Creative Sustainability That Gives Back to the Community

Time to Get Crafty Why Waste? Of the five Rs, (reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose and refuse), recycling is the one we usually hear about the most. However, the most effective way to deal with waste is not to create it in the first place. By reusing an item, we can lessen the amount of waste […]

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