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May 15, 2018 4 Comments
5 Ways to Make Your Carpet Last Longer

Tips for Protecting Your Carpet Investment It’s said that properly cleaned and maintained carpet can last up to twice as long. Which got me to wondering: How long should my carpet typically be expected to last? According to experts, most of us can count on the carpet in our homes to last anywhere from eight […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Do This Not That, Family
May 8, 2018 11 Comments
Collapsible Light Brings Hope in the Darkness

How One Woman’s Invention Is Making a Difference Meet Alice Min Soo Chun, an inventor, mathematician and origami expert as well as co-founder and CEO of Solight Design. Alice’s company creates a product that’s shining light in areas where it isn’t always easy to come by—especially after the sun goes down. Her product casts a […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Energy, Family
April 12, 2018 12 Comments
How to Fight Allergies the Natural Way

Afflicted with Spring Fever In addition to a recurring case of Spring Fever that draws me outside to enjoy the beautiful April weather, I also suffer from seasonal allergies. And I am not alone. Just walk into any drugstore and you will see dozens of allergy medications promising relief. But if you are like me, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Health
March 27, 2018 13 Comments
How to Get Your House Clean Faster

6 Top Down Cleaning Tips from Pros Who Know Ever wonder how professional house-cleaners manage to go from house to house, getting them looking great without spending all day at any one residence? Thanks to Real Simple magazine for bringing these time-saving tips from some pros who know what it takes to achieve a good […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Family, How You Can Help
March 20, 2018 4 Comments
What Makes Norway Such a Happy Place?

Finding Joy in the Land of the Midnight Sun Happy March 20, aka International Happiness Day! So we just have to ask: When you think about what makes you truly happy in life, what comes to mind? Is it your personal relationships? Your work? What about the country you live in? If you happen to […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Family
February 27, 2018 9 Comments
Is Your Cleaning Spray Making You Sick?

Study Shows Typical Cleaning Sprays Can Lead to Decreased Lung Function We had a sneaking suspicion. It turns out that cleaning—with chemicals that is—really may be bad for you! A recent study conducted by the University of Bergen in Norway and published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Family, Health
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