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October 19, 2017 8 Comments
How to Help Protect Our Smallest Bundles from Body Burden

Toxins in the Womb: A Hand-Me-Down No Baby Needs It was a small study, but scary nevertheless: In a 2004 study by the Environmental Working Group, more than 200 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals were discovered in the umbilical cord blood of the 10 U.S. newborns studied. How did these chemicals get there? They […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Family, Health, Safe Havens
October 17, 2017 3 Comments
4 Reasons Why Enzymes Beat Harsh Chemicals

Today it seems like you hear the word “enzyme-based” in lots of different applications. From oven cleaners to carpet stain removers, enzyme biotechnology is now a part of everyday life. Enzymes are everywhere! But what are enzymes, exactly, and what makes them so special? What Are Enzymes? First of all, enzymes really are everywhere—and they […]

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October 12, 2017 6 Comments
5 Common Mistakes When Cleaning Your Glasses

Do’s and Don’ts to Help You See Clearly Wondering about the best way to clean your eyeglasses and other delicate, easily scratched surfaces? We’ve adapted these tips and reminders from Allaboutvision.com: First, clean your glasses every day. It’s the best way to keep them looking great and prevent lens from scratching. Then be sure to […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, How You Can Help, Plastic, Water
October 10, 2017 No Comments
Are You on the Green Team?

Down! Set! Hut-Hut! The days are shorter, the air is crisper and the leaves are turning the vibrant hues of autumn. With the season comes football and one of America’s favorite traditions—tailgating! Let’s be honest, there’s nothing green about tailgating unless you are a fan of a team whose colors are green. Sure, you can […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Family, Food, One Less, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
October 5, 2017 6 Comments
3 Reasons Bamboo Is on the Rise

Bamboo: The Wonder Tree? Actually, bamboo is a grass. But what an amazing grass it is! Here’s why: First, bamboo grows up to 10 times faster and matures more rapidly than most types of trees. Second, it is a very durable plant. It requires less water and almost no pesticides for its growth. Finally, any […]

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October 3, 2017 4 Comments
5 Steps and 20 Seconds—The Best Way to Clean Your Hands

Back to School Doesn’t Have to Mean Back to Germs Now that the kiddoes are back at school, where germs may lurk on every door handle, water fountain, keyboard, desk and backpack, it’s time to remind your children when and how to wash their hands. Because thorough hand-washing is one of the best ways to […]

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September 28, 2017 3 Comments
Making the World a Better Place: In Just 5 Minutes a Day!

What’s Your Five-Minute Mission? We couldn’t help but share this inspiring video of how one woman is making a difference every time she strolls down the beach. Check out Carolina Sevilla #5minutebeachcleanup. Woman Creates 5 Minute Beach Cleanup Instagram This woman is proof you can make the world a better place in 5 minutes Posted […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help, Plastic, Water
September 26, 2017 2 Comments
Norwex Movement September 2017 Fan of the Month

Congratulations to Carol Beuth! Being a Norwex Movement Fan of the Month shows you care about the planet and that you’re engaged in reducing chemicals and/or creating a more sustainable environment. We applaud our Fans of the Month and love showering them with well-deserved recognition, a fun prize and 200 Eco Points! Congrats to our […]

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September 21, 2017 9 Comments
How to Cure the Temptation for Plastic Straws

No Straw, Please: A Progress Report It’s only been a couple of weeks since I announced my plan to stop using plastic straws, but already I have good news! By eliminating single-use plastic straws from my own life, I’ve now saved about 10 straws from either the landfill or the recycling plant! And because my […]

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September 19, 2017 11 Comments
Chemical Warfare: Beware of These 5 Toxins

Are Unwanted Chemicals Knocking on Your Door?   While there’s no way to get an exact count of all the different harmful chemicals lurking in any given home, one thing is sure: in today’s world, unsafe chemicals are all but impossible to avoid. Uninvited Guests They’re sneaky. Chemicals cling to the bottoms of our shoes on […]

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