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June 19, 2018 6 Comments
How a TV Show Is Helping to Save the Oceans

Blue Planet II and Its Impact on Behavior Today we take a happy look at all the love our oceans have been receiving lately thanks to something called the Blue Planet effect. What Is the Blue Planet Effect? Glad you asked. Sweeping the UK, the Blue Planet effect is the change in behavior by individuals, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, How You Can Help, Plastic, Water
June 12, 2018 7 Comments
What Happens When You Pour Hot Liquid into a Glass?

How Bad Is It? Is it bad to pour hot liquid into a glass? According to John C. Mauro, Ph.D., a professor of materials science and engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, unless a glass is specifically made to withstand hot beverages, an effect known as thermal shock could cause it to break. While the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, HGTV blog series, Water
June 7, 2018 1 Comment
National Geographic to Focus on Plastic Pollution

Planet or Plastic? The Choice Is Ours Who doesn’t love National Geographic? For many, the magazine served as our first guide into the big, wide world, offering tantalizing glimpses of amazing, far-away lands and the people who live there. Since 1905, the periodical could always be counted on to provide colorful, up-close perspectives and insights […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Water
May 24, 2018 9 Comments
Saving the Planet One Plastic Bottle at a Time

Norway Turns Plastic Bottles into Spending Money In addition to being one of the world’s happiest places, Norway is also a world leader when it comes to recycling plastic bottles. In fact, Norway recycles an amazing 96% of its plastic bottles while the United States recycles only 31%. What’s the secret to Norway’s successful recycling […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Plastic, Water
May 22, 2018 14 Comments
How Often Do I Need to Clean My Reusable Water Bottle?

Metal, Glass or Plastic: How To Clean Any Water Bottle   While there’s no hard and fast answer to the question of how often to wash your water bottle, most manufacturers agree: Water bottles should be cleaned at least at the end of every day of use. Personally, washing my water bottle isn’t always high on […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Plastic, Reuse Recycle, Water
March 15, 2018 8 Comments
How to Be a Quick-Clean Queen

Get Any Room Tidy in 10 Minutes Has this ever happened to you? You start to clean one area of the house, but something you see there really belongs in another room. So you go to put it away, but soon you find yourself straightening up that room. Next thing you know, you’re totally derailed […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Safe Havens, Water
March 8, 2018 8 Comments
Overwhelmed at the Beach: A Sea Turtle’s Dilemma

Is a Plastic-Free Beach Too Much to Ask? In today’s hurried world, it seems like we’re always on our way to somewhere, rushing here and there just trying to make ends meet. And it doesn’t help any when stuff gets in our way. Well, we invite you to slow down for a moment and consider […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Water
February 6, 2018 3 Comments
How to Improve the Health of Your Soil

Bring Life to Your Landscape with Compost! Did you know? Compost provides literally billions of benefits for your landscape! In a nutshell, compost is simply decomposed organic matter—and just one teaspoonful contains more living microbes than there are people on Earth! What’s So Great About Compost? Compost builds and enriches soil, delivers nutrients to plants, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Food, Health, Water
January 25, 2018 9 Comments
Bodysurfing Engineers Tackle the Problem of Plastic

Twin Brothers Are Turning Organic Waste into the Next Big Thing Twin brothers (and bodysurfing engineers) Dane and Jeff Anderson were tired of getting smacked by plastic debris every time they hit the waves. So they decided to do something about it. Meet the Anderson brothers, co-founders of Full Cycle Bioplastics, a company whose technology […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Reuse Recycle, Water
January 23, 2018 7 Comments
Splish, Splash—Time for a Soothing Bath

Now What?!? Smart Fixes for Life’s Little Disasters. Adapted from Real Simple magazine, October 2017. My son gets a rash after he takes a bath. THE FIXES: It could be that residue from harsh cleansers is irritating your child’s delicate skin. Ensure that any bathtub cleaning products are thoroughly rinsed away before he bathes. Better […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Family, Kids, Safe Havens, Water