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March 30, 2017 No Comments
Creative Sustainability That Gives Back to the Community

Time to Get Crafty Why Waste? Of the five Rs, (reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose and refuse), recycling is the one we usually hear about the most. However, the most effective way to deal with waste is not to create it in the first place. By reusing an item, we can lessen the amount of waste […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Family, How You Can Help, One Less, repair, Reuse Recycle
March 28, 2017 3 Comments
Why Use Microbeads When There Are Better Alternatives?

Save the Environment (and Your Skin) from Microbead Damage Along with New Zealand, five Nordic countries—Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Sweden—are next in line to ban the use of microbeads and microplastics in cosmetics. This comes after the US passes the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 and Canada adds Microbeads to its list of toxic […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Health, How You Can Help, Plastic, Safe Havens, Water
March 23, 2017 1 Comment
4 Things You Need to Know about Outdoor Air Pollution

Problems with the Air You Breathe Did you know that Americans are far more likely to die from the effects of outdoor air pollution than from guns and car accidents combined? Or that air pollution is also deadlier than both HIV/AIDS and malaria? It’s true. A September 2015 study published in the journal Nature revealed that each […]

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March 21, 2017 No Comments
4 More Things You Should Avoid Bringing Into Your Home [Updated]

5 More Products to Avoid (Updated) Back by popular demand, today we are featuring one of our most beloved blogs of 2016, “4 More Things You Should Avoid Bringing into Your Home.” As a special bonus, we’ve included a fifth item to beware of! View the updated list Are there other products you avoid bringing into […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Environment, Family, Health, How You Can Help, One Less, Reuse Recycle, Safe Havens, Water
March 16, 2017 2 Comments
Norwex Movement March 2017 Fan of the Month!

Congratulations to Phil Morris! 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, Phil Morris, for […]

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March 14, 2017 14 Comments
3 Easy Ways to Combat Food Waste

Save Money and Help the Environment! Food waste is a problem that’s growing worldwide. Today, more than a third of the global food production for human consumption is thrown away or sent to landfills. In wasting food, we’re not only wasting large amounts of finite natural resources but we’re also exposing the environment to harmful […]

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March 9, 2017 6 Comments
Great and Unexpected Benefits of Gardening

Plant the Seeds for a Healthier Life! Temperatures are rising and spring is right around the corner. It is the perfect time to get outside and get your hands dirty by starting your own garden. Not only is gardening a great way to enjoy nature, it also offers many other benefits. Nutrition The healthiest and […]

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March 7, 2017 1 Comment
5 Products to Avoid [Updated]

These Common Items May Be Doing More Harm Than Good Back by popular demand, today we are featuring one of our most popular blogs of 2016, “4 Things You Should Avoid Bringing into Your Home.” As a special bonus, we’ve included a fifth item to beware of! View the updated list Do you enjoy learning […]

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March 2, 2017 3 Comments
Which Country Leads the World in Electric Vehicles?

Zero-Emission Vehicles are Gaining Popularity As we all come to grips with dwindling natural resources and growing air pollution concerns, alternative, sustainable energy sources are becoming a huge priority for countries around the world. Norway is a leader in the alternative fuel movement. The country already has the largest percentage of electric vehicles on the […]

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February 28, 2017 9 Comments
New Possibilities for Alternative Energy in the Future

What Might Replace Fossil Fuels? It’s no secret that fossil fuels and nuclear power are finite energy sources, and they’re also costly as well as potentially damaging to the environment. Luckily, alternative energy sources that are renewable, cost-efficient and eco-friendly are becoming more plentiful than ever. Wind and Solar Power The most common forms of […]

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