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The Buddy Bench: How an 8-Year-Old Is Reaching Out
November 23, 2017 | | 9

The Buddy Bench: How an 8-Year-Old Is Reaching Out

The Buddy Bench Reduces Plastic and Loneliness Can an eight-year-old make a difference in the world? I was recently privileged to learn that not only is one particular little girl making a difference at her school, but she’s also making a difference regarding the problem of plastic pollution. Recently Norwex Sales Consultant Heidi Vance wrote […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, DIY, Environment, How You Can Help, Kids, Plastic

Upcycle and Never Take out the Trash Again
October 31, 2017 | | 9

Upcycle and Never Take out the Trash Again

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure In the age of the 5 R’s—Repurpose, Reuse, Refuse, Reduce, Recycle—we are taking a long, hard look at what we call trash. Before tossing something out, I take a moment and ask myself, “Is there something else I could use this for around the house?” Not surprisingly, the […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, DIY, How You Can Help, One Less, Reuse Recycle

5 Common Mistakes When Cleaning Your Glasses
October 12, 2017 | | 12

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

Repurposing Plastic: A Gift from the Heart
September 14, 2017 | | 10

Repurposing Plastic: A Gift from the Heart

Saved from the Landfill! Today is North Texas Giving Day! And since Norwex Movement is headquartered in the very heart of North Texas, today we share how our own Lori Barnes, Consultant Accounts Receivable Supervisor (and Movement member!), gives from her heart by finding an inspiring new purpose for those pesky plastic bags that everyone […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, DIY, Environment, How You Can Help, Plastic, Reuse Recycle

Save the Bees
July 11, 2017 | | 14

Bee Helpful: 7 Things You Can Do for Pollinators

Helping the Bees to Find Their Way Summertime is a good time to remember our friends the pollinators. Hopefully they are hard at their important work this time of year, buzzing from here to there, fertilizing plants and making honey. We say “hopefully” because as we’ve reported in 2013 and again last year, bees in […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, DIY, Environment, Food, How You Can Help, Kids

April 11, 2017 | | 18

When You Think About Recycling, Do You Include Your Electronics?

Electronics Can Be Recycled Too! Wait! Before you close the door on all the Spring cleaning you’re doing, be sure to include those no longer used electronics taking up space in your home. The old mobile phones, computers, TVs, telephones, printing equipment, and audio and video devices can all be recycled. There are so many […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, DIY, Energy, Environment, Health, Repair, Reuse Recycle

April 4, 2017 | | 11

How to Plan Your First Garden

Plant the Seeds for a Successful Harvest It’s no secret that gardening is wonderful for your health. You can help reduce the use of chemicals and pesticides and get to eat wonderfully nutritious fruits and vegetables. If you’ve never gardened, getting started may seem a little daunting. But with some research, patience and hard work, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Environment, Family, Food, Health, Kids, Safe Havens, Water