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November 23, 2017 No Comments
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
November 16, 2017 No Comments
Transforming the Look of Renewable Energy

Two Companies That Are Reimaging the Renewable Energy Space As people become more thoughtful about their energy consumption, companies are getting more and more creative with renewable energy technology to develop products that encourage sustainability and look good doing it. Let’s Talk Renewable Energy Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, such […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Energy, Environment, How You Can Help
November 9, 2017 2 Comments
Technology that Cleans Up the Atmosphere

Carbon Sucking Machine Turns Greenhouse Gas into Fertilizer A plant in Zurich, Switzerland, hopes to clean up the atmosphere and turn a profit, all from sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air. The Direct Air Capture plant is capable of doing just that. Currently, it is able to remove 900 metric tons of CO2 from […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Conservation, Environment, Health, repair
November 2, 2017 2 Comments
How to Get Free Fertilizer from Fallen Leaves

We Don’t Call It Fall for Nothing Autumn is a magical time of year—leaves turn from green to vivid oranges, reds and yellows. Then, they turn brown, fall out of trees and end up all over my yard. So if you’re like me and have lots of fallen leaves accumulating in your yard, don’t just rake […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Family, How You Can Help, Reuse Recycle
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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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Family, Health
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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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, One Less, Reuse Recycle
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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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Health, How You Can Help, Water
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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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Fan of the Month, How You Can Help