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July 23, 2019 No Comments
Would You Wear the Same Dress for 100 Days in a Row?

One Teacher Takes a Stand Against Fast Fashion To prove to her class how “fast fashion” is harmful to the planet and to teach her students about sustainability, a middle school teacher in the U.S. wore the same dress to work every day for 100 days. She washed it a few times a week and […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Reuse Recycle, Water
June 18, 2019 4 Comments
How to Clean Up the Ocean

An Update on the Ocean Cleanup Project It’s been almost a year since we checked on the progress of Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup Project. You may recall that the 24-year-old and his team are on an ambitious quest to remove half of the plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (the “GPGP”) in […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Plastic, Water
February 26, 2019 3 Comments
How to Safely Clear Up Spotty Dishware

Hard Water Woes: Why Rinse Aids Are Worth a Second Look If you live in an area with hard water then you’ve probably experienced spotty, filmy dishes and glassware that your poor dishwasher just can’t seem to clear up. Those cloudy spots are the result of minerals (usually calcium or magnesium carbonates), that are left […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Health, Safe Havens, Water
February 19, 2019 6 Comments
Plastic in the Dishwasher? I Don’t Think So

Chlorine’s Not a Good Choice Either! Do you ever have dishwasher confusion? In other words, you’re not sure if something should go on the top rack or the bottom—or if it can even go in the dishwasher at all? These handy reminders can help bring some clarity to the situation: “When in doubt, leave it […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, How You Can Help, Plastic, Safe Havens, Water
December 4, 2018 4 Comments
Need Free Drinking Water? There’s an App for That!

Tap App Reduces Plastic, Saves on Drinking Water Have you ever tried to use Google to search for tap water in your area? Well now there’s an app for that, thanks to Samuel Rosen founder of the new mobile app, Tap. The free app is like a search engine for drinking water. It shows you […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, How You Can Help, Plastic, Reuse Recycle, Water
October 30, 2018 4 Comments
Have You Ever Swum in a Polluted River?

7 Organizations Bringing Hope through Water Image: Heng Sinith/AP A boy swims near floating trash during flood season in the floating village on the Mekong river bank on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Aug. 11, 2018. According to Water.org, approximately 4 million people out of the total population in Cambodia lack access to […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Water
October 23, 2018 6 Comments
Can Soccer Uniforms Really Help Clean Up the Oceans?

Professional Sports Teams Battle Plastic Pollution Who knew that the word “kit” could have so many different meanings? Or that a “kit” could accomplish so many different purposes? Recently, I discovered a meaning for this little word that was completely new to me. Did you know that “kit” can refer to uniforms worn by soccer […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Plastic, Reuse Recycle, Water
October 11, 2018 3 Comments
You Want Mold with That? How Not to Start Your Day

What Could Be Lurking in Your Coffeemaker? For many of us, a good cuppa joe in the morning (or afternoon, or evening) is a non-negotiable. But did you know that coffeemakers and grinders can harbor mold that feeds on left-behind oils and residue? It’s true. In fact, a 2011 study by NSF lists the coffee […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Food, How You Can Help, Water
September 25, 2018 7 Comments
How to Help Save Sea Turtles

Cyprus Is Getting It Right! We couldn’t resist sharing this photo of a just-hatched baby sea turtle on Cyprus’s protected Lara beach from GlobalCitizen.org. According to the article, “…though the Loggerhead and Green turtles were hunted to near extinction in the first half of the last century, they are now making a dramatic comeback thanks […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Water
September 6, 2018 13 Comments
7 Reasons to Try Microfiber Made from Recycled Plastic

Mopping Up the Problem of Plastic Updated from a previous blog. From shoes to travel bags, skateboards to sunglasses, all kinds of useful things are now being created from recycled plastic. And that’s good, especially considering how big the problem of plastic pollution is. But exactly what kind of plastic is used to create these […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help, Plastic, Reuse Recycle, Water