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October 18, 2018 No Comments
Michael Strasser Sets New World Record in Ice2Ice!

On Top of the World at the End of the World By guest blogger Andrea Crum, Norwex Vice President of Marketing, North America After cycling for more than 24 hours straight, Michael made it! At approximately 9:05 a.m. on October 16, 2018, I witnessed Michael Strasser making his way to the final destination of his […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Health, How You Can Help
October 16, 2018 1 Comment
How to Make Money by Reducing Plastic Waste

Start Your Own Recycling Business! Are you bothered by the insane amount of plastic produced on this planet? What about the fact that a LOT of it isn’t recycled? I know, so am I. That’s why I was so tickled to learn about this unique idea for a kind of DIY plastic recycling business that […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, How You Can Help, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
October 11, 2018 1 Comment
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
October 9, 2018 1 Comment
Vote for Michael Strasser: An Athlete with Heart

On Track and on Target    Have you been following the Ice2Ice journey of Norwex-sponsored cyclist Michael Strasser? Over the last 77 days, he’s been pedaling his way from North America to South America. Now in the home stretch, he’s very much on track to beat the current world record! And we couldn’t be more […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Health, How You Can Help
October 4, 2018 14 Comments
How to Help the Planet with Washable Paper

It Looks Like Leather but Washes Like Fabric Do you love the look and feel of your leather products but want a more ethical alternative? Maybe it’s time to swap them for washable paper products. These cellulose-based accessories are the perfect blend of sustainable and stylish. If you were paying attention in biology, you may […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Environment, Reuse Recycle
October 2, 2018 5 Comments
The Link Between Chemicals and the Potential of Cancer

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month As the use of chemicals has risen in the U.S. and other industrialized countries, so have cancer rates. Today, it’s estimated that about 1 of every 8 women will develop breast cancer. That’s why it’s more important than ever to understand some of the causes and risk factors associated […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Health, Safe Havens
September 27, 2018 3 Comments
How a High-Rise Can Help Clean the Air

Photocatalysis: The New Word on the Street Big-city high-rise dwellers, especially those who battle smog, know: air pollution can be a problem. Not only is it harmful to your health, it can also tarnish and degrade the exteriors of buildings, which are expensive to clean and/or repair. But what if the exterior surface of your […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Health
September 25, 2018 6 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 20, 2018 1 Comment
On the World’s Longest Highway: Checking in with Michael Strasser

Ice2Ice: Extreme Sports Meets a Heartfelt Cause Michael Strasser is about to break another world record. After 58 days, he’s so close to achieving his Ice2Ice challenge. Michael knows there are no limits or boundaries to what can be achieved when you put your mind to something—including finding a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease, or […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Health, How You Can Help
September 18, 2018 7 Comments
How One Nine-Year-Old Dares to Make a Difference

Update from the Buddy Bench: A Welcome Site for Lonely Kids Recently we heard from Heidi Vance, Norwex Movement member and proud mom of Sammie, the little girl with a huge heart for others. Sammie collects plastic bottle caps and lids which are recycled into Buddy Benches and sent to schools throughout her home state […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, How You Can Help, Kids, Reuse Recycle