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October 25, 2018 7 Comments
7 Ways to Protect Loved Ones from Harmful Chemicals

What’s in Your Weed Killer? While most of us are aware that chemicals in products that we use every day can be harmful, sometimes it’s good to be reminded. And when stories like the one we’ve highlighted below come to the forefront, they can be a natural conversation-starter to have with friends, family and neighbors […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Family, Food, Health
October 23, 2018 4 Comments
Can Soccer Uniforms Really Help Clean Up the Oceans?

Professional Sports Teams Battle Plastic Pollution Who knew that the word “kit” could have so many different meanings? Or that a “kit” could accomplish so many different purposes? Recently, I discovered a meaning for this little word that was completely new to me. Did you know that “kit” can refer to uniforms worn by soccer […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Plastic, Reuse Recycle, Water
October 18, 2018 4 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 4 Comments
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 3 Comments
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 16 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 6 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 7 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