Amy Lyons

Amy Lyons was born in the massive and mostly wild state of Idaho. After a short stint in the DC area, she returned to Idaho to graduate from Boise State University with a Creative Writing degree. Amy has worked in sustainability, believes in equitable clean energy, and is an environmental advocate seeking to protect, observe, and enjoy as much of the planet and her wonders as she can. She once managed a large scale worm composting operation for a time, and is also known as a Worm Wrangler Extraordinaire. If she isn't at her writing desk, growing things in her garden, stuffing her face with delicious food, or playing with her dogs, Amy is lost in the wilderness seeking adventure. She is currently snowed in for the winter and care taking a backcountry lodge in the heart of the Boise National Forest. You can follow her current adventure at

Author's Articles


The 20th Century Was the Age of “Personality”

The last time you applied for a job you may have received the advice to appear confident and likable, to…
Health & Wellness

The History of Fire in the United States

Wildfires in the U.S. are increasing, fueled by a lethal combination of history, perspective, and climate change. These huge blazes…

Four Things to Consider Before Buying a Mood-Enhancing Houseplant

There comes a time every winter when the lack of green scenery takes a toll on my mood. I find…

Winter Prep for Sustainable Summer Festivals

The chilly fall weather is settling in. The exchange of lightweight clothes for dutiful layers begins to take place. Packing…
Health & Wellness

El Niño Returns This Winter: But What Exactly are El Niño and La Niña?

No need to break out the parkas and prepare for the arctic cold, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…
Health & Wellness

Greener Than Thou?: A Self-Proclaimed Environmentalist Examines Her Wasteful Habits

As a self-proclaimed environmentalist, I reuse, repurpose, recycle and compost. I attempt thoughtful consumerism. I bring my own bags. I…

Doping Crystals and Solar Sandwiches: How Exactly Do Solar Panels Work?

Clean energy continues to gain momentum — as these technologies improve and develop, the energy economy is making a historical…

How You Can Help Save Our Precious Orca and Salmon Populations

If you grew up in the ‘90s, you probably know Michael Jackson’s “Will You Be There,” the theme song of…

Hope Found in Hops After Honeybee Decline

The plight of the honey bee is a well-sung sorrow that orchestrates debate in scientific, agricultural and pop culture discussions.…

When It Comes to Microplastics, Size Matters!

Plastic is an easily detectable litter that takes many visual forms as you walk along the ocean or ride your…