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April 14, 2020 4 Comments
Fun and Safe Earth Day Activities for the Whole Family

Ways to celebrate the planet from home Earth Day will be here soon (April 22), and it’s time to celebrate the planet. But for many, the ongoing pandemic means that in-person group activities may not be practical or even possible. So while celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we’ll celebrate the very first Digital […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help, Safe Havens
March 24, 2020 4 Comments
Earth Hour 2020: Why It’s Good to Be in the Dark

How Going Dark Helps Shine the Light Earth Hour is coming up this Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 p.m., local time! Every year, our Norwex Movement family likes to do our part to shed light (or in this case, “go dark”) to help support our planet. We’ll join more than 180 countries around the world […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Energy, Environment
March 17, 2020 4 Comments
From Salty to Tasty! How to Make Ocean Water Drinkable Water

Addressing the Water Crisis World Water Day is just around the corner, on March 22—making now the perfect time to bring about some water awareness! Did you know that over 2.2 billion people (almost one-third of the global population) are without access to clean and safe drinking water? And that number is growing. Currently, just […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Health, Water
March 3, 2020 9 Comments
How to Safely Clean Your Refrigerator

No Need for Chemicals Is your refrigerator getting grungy? If you can’t remember when you last gave it a thorough cleansing, now may be a good time. The good news is you don’t need harmful chemicals! Here’s how. Begin by taking everything out. This is also a good opportunity to toss any food that’s expired […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Health, Safe Havens
February 25, 2020 8 Comments
How Germany Is Motivating Citizens to Live More Sustainably

The Plastic Problem One of the biggest problems facing our earth’s wellbeing is plastic. Each year, over 270 million metric tons of plastic is produced and used throughout the world. And anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 metric tons of it winds up in our oceans. This plastic pollution is a big problem and every country […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help, Plastic, Reuse Recycle
February 18, 2020 10 Comments
Fake Flowers, Real Problems: A New Way to Help Bees!

Protecting the Pollinators In case you hadn’t heard, the bees are disappearing at an alarming rate! We’ve mentioned the impact that bees have on our ecosystem as a whole, but it’s an important topic that needs more attention. Without the bees, we wouldn’t have the food we need to survive. Thankfully, steps are being taken […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Food, Health, How You Can Help
February 11, 2020 12 Comments
6 Things You Should Know Before Recycling

How Pushy Are You About Plastic? Have you ever thought about the recycling process? If you’re like me, you probably assumed that a local facility takes all our paper, plastic and aluminum and transforms it into something useful—like a paper towel, buddy bench or soda can. While that is sometimes the case, it’s not the […]

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