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Category: Family

January 23, 2018 7 Comments
Splish, Splash—Time for a Soothing Bath

Now What?!? Smart Fixes for Life’s Little Disasters. Adapted from Real Simple magazine, October 2017. My son gets a rash after he takes a bath. THE FIXES: It could be that residue from harsh cleansers is irritating your child’s delicate skin. Ensure that any bathtub cleaning products are thoroughly rinsed away before he bathes. Better […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Family, Kids, Safe Havens, Water
December 28, 2017 3 Comments
How One Teacher Is Changing the World

Instilling Passion, Optimism and a Vision for a Healthier Future In a part of New York City where it is “easier to buy liquor than lettuce,” Stephen Ritz is making a difference. This teacher, founder and CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) of The Green Bronx Machine, uses plants to help spark changes in a poor South […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Family, Food, Health
December 21, 2017 2 Comments
Make It Personal with a Homemade Gift

Still Trying to Get All of Your Shopping Done? Does going to the mall make you cringe? Do you break out in a cold sweat just thinking about your January credit card bill? Are you a last-minute shopper who has procrastinated too long for online shopping? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Family, How You Can Help, Reuse Recycle
December 12, 2017 2 Comments
How to Fly the Eco-Friendly Way

4 Tips for Greener Air Travel This time of year, many of us will jet to a far-off destination to visit family and friends. Or for some, a much-needed holiday get-away is just the ticket. But here’s an interesting fact to be aware of before you reserve your flight: Airplanes produce more carbon dioxide during […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Family, How You Can Help
November 2, 2017 3 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 26, 2017 11 Comments
What’s in the Heart of Your Home?

4 Tips for a Germ-Free Kitchen The kitchen is usually considered the heart of the home. More than just a place to prep pasta or bake baklava, it’s where we tend to hang out, catch up and connect with family and friends. But it turns out that your kitchen may be harboring a dark secret. […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, Health, Safe Havens
October 19, 2017 9 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 7 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 10, 2017 1 Comment
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
September 12, 2017 7 Comments
From Aspirational to Inspirational—A New Way to Shop

Shopping for Good What if shopping actually had the power to do good? Would you spend a little more on everyday purchases if it helped a person in need? The shopaholic in me answers with a resounding, “YES!” That is because shopping today goes beyond coupon clipping and trolling sale racks for bargains. Thanks to […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Do This Not That, Family, Health, How You Can Help