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May 23, 2017 No Comments
Norwex Movement May 2017 Fan of the Month

Congratulations to Sharon Thuillier! Being a Norwex Movement Fan of the Month shows you’re engaged in reducing chemicals and/or creating a more sustainable environment. And our Fans of the Month all receive some well-deserved recognition, a fun prize and 200 Eco Points! Congrats to our latest Norwex Movement Fan of the Month, Sharon Thuillier, for […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Fan of the Month, How You Can Help, Safe Havens
May 18, 2017 2 Comments
What’s Thin and Light and Deadly to Sea Life?

“Plastic Again? You’re Killing Me!”   Have you ever been fooled by a bowl of plastic fruit? The apples and bananas can look so delicious, it’s easy to be duped into thinking they’re the real thing. Fortunately for us humans, the food on our plates usually is real. And even if it weren’t, we could quickly […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Environment, Plastic, Water
May 16, 2017 3 Comments
North American Universities Turn the Tables on Food!

Sustainably Grown Food on Campus: Popular, but Not Always Easy These days, campuses across the continent are buying in to sustainable agriculture, providing healthier food for students. These beneficial options are 100% organic, which means they are produced without pesticides or other chemicals. Not only does this help preserve the integrity of the food, it’s […]

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May 11, 2017 No Comments
Great Ideas to Share the Love this Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mom—and Mother Earth—This Sunday Mother’s Day will be on here Sunday (!) and you might not have a clue what to buy or do for Mom. Or maybe you’re the Mom, and they don’t have a clue what to do for you. If this is you, we’ve come up with some great ideas to […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Family, Food, Kids
May 9, 2017 2 Comments
Are You Washing Your Clothes in Chemicals?

How Safe Is Your Laundry Room? Did you know that dryer sheets, fabric softeners and typical clothing sprays can be loaded with chemicals that are potentially harmful to you and your family? It’s true! And because these chemicals come into contact with your bedding, towels and clothing—which then covers your skin for hours at a […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Environment, Family, Water
May 4, 2017 No Comments
Grads: You Can Make a Living Preserving the Planet

Ten Eco-Friendly Jobs Perhaps a college student in your family has dabbled a little in sustainability—recycling paper and plastics used in their dorm rooms, policing their water usage, turning off unused lights and eating lots of organic foods. Now, they’re about to graduate! Have you thought about encouraging them to combine their interests in preserving […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, How You Can Help
May 2, 2017 4 Comments
Chicago Puts Renewable Energy in the Works

Known for Wind, In a Whole New Way By 2025, buildings owned by the city of Chicago are to be powered by 100% renewable energy such as wind and solar, according to an announcement earlier this month by the city’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel. If implemented, Chicago will become the largest U.S. city to decarbonize the […]

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April 27, 2017 6 Comments
Not Sure What to Do with Your Unused Prescription Meds?

National Drug Take-Back Day Is This Saturday, April 29, 2017! If you’re like a lot of people, you may have expired prescription medications in your cabinets or medicine chest that you either forgot about or simply no longer use. While it might be tempting to pour these “expired medications” down the drain or flush them […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Health, How You Can Help
April 25, 2017 3 Comments
Where in the World Is the Mariana Trench and Why Is it Polluted?

Our Far-Reaching Impact on the Environment Pollution. It’s everywhere. Its impact on the planet? More devastating than we really know! When scientists discover massive amounts of toxic chemicals in a place where humans have virtually never been, the pollution problem facing the planet is far worse than the average individual may realize. Nearly 1600 miles […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Health, How You Can Help, Water
April 20, 2017 6 Comments
Will Responsible Ecotourism Save the Redwoods?

What We Can Do to Help In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many sequoia and redwood trees were tunneled through in an effort to entice tourists to visit parks and resorts. The tunnels were tall and wide enough to accommodate cars of the day. In January of 2017, however, as a result of […]

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