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April 16, 2019 2 Comments
How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Gardening: Big Benefits for Small Bodies Ah, spring. After an entire winter spent cleaning up tracked-in wet messes, we can now begin to look forward to that glorious season when we can actually enjoy getting something dirty for a change. Specifically, our hands. If you’re a gardener, you know the joy that comes with digging, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, Health, Kids
April 10, 2019 12 Comments
Is Microfiber an Earth-Friendly Cleaning Choice?

6 Reasons Why It Is As an outdoorsy girl from Colorado, I’m passionate about our environment and minimizing our impact to it. One issue that I’ve been tracking for quite some time now is the topic of microplastic pollution. It’s a big problem and that’s why I want to spend some time talking about it […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
March 26, 2019 No Comments
Earth Hour Is Almost Here: How Will You Celebrate?

Employees Share from the Heart: What Norwex Means to Me As the parent company of Norwex Movement, Norwex knows that safer, healthier homes for the families who live in them ultimately result in a safer and healthier world for us all. On March 30, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time, many of us will […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment
March 18, 2019 1 Comment
How to Protect Your Family from Sun Damage

Do You Really Have to Wear Sunscreen Every Day? Even though summer is still a few months away, today I want to stress the importance of sun protection for keeping our families safe. And really, there’s no better time than right now to discuss it, because the sun can do damage even on a snowy […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Environment, Family, Health
March 12, 2019 7 Comments
How Not to Count Chemicals When You Sleep

Tips for Detoxing Your Nighttime Routine Is getting a good night’s sleep sometimes easier said than done? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call sleep deprivation a public health crisis, stating that up to 33% of us don’t get enough sleep and that about 80% of […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Family, Health
February 26, 2019 1 Comment
How to Safely Clear Up Spotty Dishware

Hard Water Woes: Why Rinse Aids Are Worth a Second Look If you live in an area with hard water then you’ve probably experienced spotty, filmy dishes and glassware that your poor dishwasher just can’t seem to clear up. Those cloudy spots are the result of minerals (usually calcium or magnesium carbonates), that are left […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Health, Safe Havens, Water
February 19, 2019 6 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 2 Comments
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 2 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 12 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