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April 19, 2022 | | No Comments

On the Mission: Amy speaks with Paul Kuhar, Champion Waste and Recycling

Norwex Learning Network · On the Mission, Episode 15: Paul Kuhar It’s my pleasure and privilege to share our enlightening podcast with recycling advocate Paul Kuhar, Vice President of Champion Waste and Recycling Services. His small family company has become an industry innovator in North Texas, changing the landscape of how waste and recyclable materials […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Family, Health

April 12, 2022 | | 2 Comments

7 Earth Day Ideas You Can Do Now and Practice Year-Round

More than a billion people in 190 countries will be celebrating Earth Day on April 22, making it the largest secular observation in the world. Now in its 52nd year, the annual event is more than just a reminder to live more sustainably. It’s a call to action, motivating us to be mindful of our […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help

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March 22, 2022 | | No Comments

The Norwex® 360 Product Safety Review: Ensuring the most effective cleaning and personal care products to keep your family safer.

At Norwex, our Mission for nearly three decades has been improving quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes. We accomplish this through our three-pronged product approach, including: Our amazing microfiber (all you need is water, never any harmful “cleaning” chemicals). Our second-to-none household products (plant- and enzyme-based, of course). Our nourishing, hydrating […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Family, Health

March 15, 2022 | | No Comments

Spring Into the New Season with Limited-Edition Products, Colors, Scents and More

Think of all reasons we love spring: Days are longer. Leaves turn green. Plants and flowers bloom. And if you feel more energized and creative, it’s not your imagination. Even a few extra hours of light can be a major mood booster. Studies also link sunny weather to better memory and more innovative thinking. Still […]

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March 1, 2022 | | 7 Comments

Six Spring Cleaning Swaps to Benefit Your Health, Your Budget and the Planet

If you have a love-hate relationship with spring cleaning, you’re not alone. There’s something cathartic about a clean, clutter-free home. Still, the last thing most of us want to do is spend the first warm-weather weekend cleaning the house we’ve been cooped up in. On the bright side, a deep clean not only helps minimize […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Environment, Family, Health

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February 22, 2022 | | 2 Comments

EDCs: The Health Risks and What You Can Do to Avoid Them

At January’s Norwex® Leadership Conference, I spoke about the risks chemicals pose to our health and the environment. Last week, in the first of a series highlighting this presentation, we showcased the widespread hazards of DDT and PFAS. In part two, we turn our focus to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, known to affect the human […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Family, Health

February 15, 2022 | | 7 Comments

Chemicals and Your Health: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Every day, knowingly or not, we’re exposed to harmful chemicals. At last month’s Norwex® Leadership Conference, I again spoke about these chemicals’ risk to our health and our planet and provided some of the latest research. Now I’d like to share some of that information with you. Below is the first of a two-part series […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Health

February 8, 2022 | | 5 Comments

A Go-To Guide for Planning and Planting a Home Garden

Home gardening is blossoming—literally. Look no further than results of a 2022 Gardening Insights Survey: 62% of respondents say they will be planting more in the coming year—for good reason. Spending time in the garden offers a multitude of benefits, from fostering feelings of well-being to creating a more beautiful outdoor space. “There are certain […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, DIY, Environment, Family, Food, Health

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February 1, 2022 | | No Comments

On The Mission: Amy speaks with Terry Collins, Ph.D., Director of the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Green Science

Norwex Learning Network · On the Mission, Episode 14: Dr. Terrence Collins Welcome to my podcast with Terry Collins, Ph.D., Professor of Green Chemistry and Director of the Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Green chemistry is defined as “the design of chemical products and processes to reduce and eliminate […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Family

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January 25, 2022 | | 3 Comments

19 Norwex® Products Are Now USDA Certified Biobased!

Product safety and innovation have always been part of the Norwex DNA. For more than 27 years, it’s been our global Mission to improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes. It’s a commitment we don’t take lightly. To date, 19 of our formulations (and counting) have earned the United States Department […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Conservation, Environment, Health