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February 4, 2020 2 Comments
A Big Little Problem: The Fight Against Microplastics

We’re all aware of the rising problem of plastics, but did you know that the bigger problem is actually . . . micro? Microplastics are a much larger problem than many people realize. But what are microplastics? Microplastics are pieces of plastic smaller than 5mm but a really big problem in our oceans. This affects […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic, Water
January 21, 2020 7 Comments
Feeding Hope in the Fight Against Food Insecurity

What Organizations Are Doing Did you know that approximately 13.5 million Americans are living in areas known as “food deserts”? It’s an unfortunate reality that so many Americans don’t have access to fresh produce, leaving them with unhealthy options like fast food. There are many reasons why getting fresh produce and healthier choices are difficult […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Eco-Friendly Cities, Food
January 14, 2020 3 Comments
Why Tokyo Deserves a Medal for Sustainability

The Tokyo 2020 Medal Project: Sustainable Olympic Medals The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are just around the corner! Between construction, planning and preparation, there’s a lot to be done to set up the exciting event. And with so much to do, sustainability doesn’t always take priority. But this year, Tokyo is changing that trend with […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment
January 7, 2020 3 Comments
How Bubbles Can Help Us Fight Plastic Pollution

Bubbles to the Rescue! There’s no denying that plastic in our oceans is a big problem. While most trash doesn’t start off in the middle of the ocean, it ends up there after being carried by rivers and canals. It’s become such a big problem that there are predictions that plastic weight will outweigh all […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Plastic
December 24, 2019 4 Comments
The Latest Buzz: Bee Haven in the Netherlands

Bee Aware Did you know there’s a problem that’s causing a ton of buzz? A few years ago, reports came in about the bee population and how they’re dying at an alarming rate. According to a study from the University of Vermont, from 2008 to 2013 the bee population suffered a 23% decline in the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment
December 19, 2019 3 Comments
How to Keep the Holidays Stress-Free and Relaxing!

Helpful Holiday Reminders to Keep You Going The holidays are here! If you’re like me, you’ve been busy decking the halls and trimming the tree to get you and your home in the holiday spirit. If you are preparing to welcome friends and family into your home, you want to make sure everything is clean […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Safe Havens
November 26, 2019 11 Comments
Saving the Planet One Ban at a Time

Could Maine’s Styrofoam Ban Help Save the World? Strides are being made in the fight to protect our planet! Maine is becoming the first U.S. state to ban Sytrofoam® containers. On April 30, Governor Janet Mills signed the legislation that will take effect on January 1, 2021. While this new law doesn’t restrict the use […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog
October 22, 2019 16 Comments
How to Stop Gross Gunk and Chemicals at the Door

Why I have a “no shoes” policy I recently enjoyed this GoodHousekeeping.com article by a kindred spirit who also embraces the practice of removing footwear at the front door. As I read it, I was reminded of several good reasons for joining her in declaring shoes “public enemy number one”—indoors, anyway. Shoes can track in […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Health, Safe Havens
October 8, 2019 25 Comments
First Norwex Seabin Hard at Work in Malta

Seabin Adventure in Malta Kicks Off at Birgu Marina Our Norwex office in Malta is placing ten Seabins around that island country to help address growing concerns about harmful chemicals, plastic pollution and environmental issues.   What Is a Seabin? This award-winning floating rubbish bin is strategically positioned in “debris problem areas” like marinas, docks, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Water
September 15, 2019 18 Comments
Cleaning Up Our Oceans, One Plastic Bottle at a Time

Norwex Announces New Packaging Made from OceanBound Plastic Today I have some very exciting news to share with you! As Chief Marketing Officer, it’s my responsibility to help ensure that Norwex truly walks the talk of environmental responsibility. To that end, my colleagues and I strive to make the very best use of Norwex resources, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Plastic, Reuse Recycle