Amanda Wheeler, Author at The Advocate-Messenger - Page 2 of 9

Amanda Wheeler is the children and teen services librarian at the Lincoln County Public Library. She has a master's in zoology education from the University of Miami and has taught as an educator at the Cincinnati Zoo.


Ky. has one of the nation’s best environmental education programs

There’s a lot of environmental news I could write about today. I could write about how broken and insane our recycling system is. I could ... Read more

by Amanda Wheeler, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:19 pm


All trash is bad trash when it’s thrown out your window

I love driving down the road and watching for hawks. It’s always amazing to me how many you can see right along the roadside. They ... Read more

by Amanda Wheeler, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:07 pm


Paper can still be recycled in some central Kentucky communities

To recycle paper or not to recycle paper — that is the question. I’m sure you have heard that Lexington has stopped accepting paper, but ... Read more

by Amanda Wheeler, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:46 pm


Anyway you pop it, balloons are bad news

Balloons are awful. I said it, and I’ll say it again — balloons are awful. Yes, balloons are a fun and cheap way to make ... Read more

by Amanda Wheeler, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:10 pm


Let’s save the planet imperfectly together

I’ve been writing about a lot of sad topics recently, so I decided to start focusing more on light and feel-good stuff for a while. ... Read more

by Amanda Wheeler, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:05 pm


Counting down nature’s toughest moms

Being a mom is hard enough when you are human. Depending on what species you are, it can actually be a lot tougher. Since Mother’s ... Read more

by Amanda Wheeler, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:32 pm


We are out of time for delays on environmental fixes

We don’t have time for this. We live in such a disposable society and we are piling up trash so fast. Environmental regulations are just ... Read more

by Amanda Wheeler, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:40 pm


Don’t lose sight of the garbage patch for the straws

The trendy way to stop using plastic right now is by avoiding plastic straws. As someone who owns several metal straws and reusable cups, I ... Read more

by Amanda Wheeler, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:41 pm


Earth Day reminder: Experience nature so you value it

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. It’s a time when a lot of people are thinking about the environment who might not ... Read more

by Amanda Wheeler, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:54 pm


Plastic proliferation in the produce aisle is a real problem

We often hear about how junk food is cheaper than foods that are good for you and how that cost difference makes a big impact ... Read more

by Amanda Wheeler, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:16 pm

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