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February 19, 2019 4 Comments
Plastic in the Dishwasher? I Don’t Think So

Chlorine’s Not a Good Choice Either! Do you ever have dishwasher confusion? In other words, you’re not sure if something should go on the top rack or the bottom—or if it can even go in the dishwasher at all? These handy reminders can help bring some clarity to the situation: “When in doubt, leave it […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, How You Can Help, Plastic, Safe Havens, Water
February 12, 2019 1 Comment
6 Chemicals that Could Be Hurting Your Kids and How to Avoid Them

8 Ways to Help Keep Chemicals Out of Your Children’s Food Last July the American Academy of Pediatrics, a US medical organization representing 60,000+ pediatricians, issued a report raising awareness about the harmful effects of chemicals in food additives. It turns out that food additives can contain some harmful chemicals that you probably wouldn’t want […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Family, Kids
January 29, 2019 No Comments
Artwork That Will Inspire You to Save the World

Coloring the World with a Little More Hope In an age when people are more eco-conscious than ever, it’s refreshing to see art that’s bringing awareness to air pollution, plastics and trash. But watercolor artist Peggy Macnamara’s work at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History is bringing awareness to nature itself. Peggy has traveled with […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment
January 22, 2019 8 Comments
How Houseplants Can Help You Sleep Better

7 Plants to Help You Enjoy Good Sleep Houseplants can do a lot more than simply adding a welcome touch of green to your surroundings. Did you know that, in addition to cleaning the air in your home, some houseplants can also help you get a good night’s rest? It’s true. In fact, incorporating some […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Health, Safe Havens
January 17, 2019 13 Comments
The One Grease That Is Good for Your Heart

Is Your Cookware Making You Sick? A good rule of thumb is if it’s convenient and makes your life easier, a trade-off is being made somewhere and often not for the better. Take cookware, for example. Did you know you might unknowingly be exposing yourself to chemicals that can leach into food from the tools […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, Family, Food, Health, How You Can Help
December 25, 2018 3 Comments
Peace, Joy and Love from Norwex Movement

Happy Holidays! It’s hard to believe that we’ll soon be entering our sixth year here at Norwex Movement! As we celebrate the holidays, we wish you much joy and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re helping your family live more sustainably and reduce chemicals in your homes. We hope that the tips, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Uncategorized
December 11, 2018 11 Comments
Can Gift Wrap Be Recycled? How to Tell

Landfills Shouldn’t Sparkle: Tips for Reducing Wrapping Waste this Season ‘Tis the season for gift giving. And many of those gifts will arrive swaddled in a sparkling array of wrapping paper, bows and ribbon—usually along with a gift tag and tape (and maybe even an outer box or mailing package to boot). And while it’s […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Eco-Friendly Cities, How You Can Help, Reuse Recycle
December 4, 2018 4 Comments
Need Free Drinking Water? There’s an App for That!

Tap App Reduces Plastic, Saves on Drinking Water Have you ever tried to use Google to search for tap water in your area? Well now there’s an app for that, thanks to Samuel Rosen founder of the new mobile app, Tap. The free app is like a search engine for drinking water. It shows you […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, How You Can Help, Plastic, Reuse Recycle, Water
November 27, 2018 9 Comments
A Brief History of Plastic

Planet or Plastic? A Quick Look at How We Became Reliant on Plastic As part of our coverage of National Geographic’s important multiyear Plastic or Planet? initiative, we wanted to share this quick video showing the meteoric rise of single-use plastic after WWII. A Brief History of Single-Use Plastic Before 1950, plastic wasn’t a big part […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Health, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
November 20, 2018 2 Comments
Movement Members Share What They Are Grateful For

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude The U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving this week, and in honor of the spirit of gratitude, we take a look back at what Norwex Movement members were most thankful for. “I’m thankful for being able to stay home and school my kiddos! Being ‘The Boss’ of my own business makes it easier […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Reader Ideas