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September 21, 2017 1 Comment
How to Cure the Temptation for Plastic Straws

No Straw, Please: A Progress Report It’s only been a couple of weeks since I announced my plan to stop using plastic straws, but already I have good news! By eliminating single-use plastic straws from my own life, I’ve now saved about 10 straws from either the landfill or the recycling plant! And because my […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, One Less, Plastic, Water
September 7, 2017 12 Comments
How to Make Plastic Straws Suck Less

The Last Straw Did you know that in the U.S. alone about 500 million plastic straws are used every day? That’s a lot of single-use plastic! Just how much? Well, if you were to join all 500 million of those plastic straws together, they would circle the Earth about two and a half times. Every. […]

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August 15, 2017 19 Comments
9 More Reasons to Pass Up Paper

How Many Trees Must Die So Our Hands Can Get Dry? Did you know that every day more than 51,000 trees are cut down to support North America’s paper towel habit? Or that the paper industry in general consumes more water than any other single industry on Earth? Maybe you weren’t aware that 254 million […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help, Kids, One Less
July 25, 2017 19 Comments
One Simple Solution Can Stop Plastic Pollution

19 Aquariums Launch a Campaign to Fight Plastic Did you know… More than 8 million tons of plastic enter our waterways each year. And as you know, this affects not only the environment but also the creatures that live it. Because of this staggering amount of plastic pollution, an organization called Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) […]

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May 30, 2017 6 Comments
What If You Could Turn Air Pollution into Something Useful?

Creating Works of Art from Car Exhaust! A startup company in India, Graviky Labs, has come up with a way to turn car emissions into ink. Just 45 minutes worth of car exhaust fumes can create 30 ml of ink, enough for one marker pen. A device developed by the MIT spin-off company traps car […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Environment, Health, How You Can Help, One Less, Reuse Recycle
March 30, 2017 7 Comments
Creative Sustainability That Gives Back to the Community

Time to Get Crafty Why Waste? Of the five Rs, (reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose and refuse), recycling is the one we usually hear about the most. However, the most effective way to deal with waste is not to create it in the first place. By reusing an item, we can lessen the amount of waste […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Family, How You Can Help, One Less, repair, Reuse Recycle
March 21, 2017 1 Comment
4 More Things You Should Avoid Bringing Into Your Home [Updated]

5 More Products to Avoid (Updated) Back by popular demand, today we are featuring one of our most beloved blogs of 2016, “4 More Things You Should Avoid Bringing into Your Home.” As a special bonus, we’ve included a fifth item to beware of! View the updated list Are there other products you avoid bringing into […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Environment, Family, Health, How You Can Help, One Less, Reuse Recycle, Safe Havens, Water
February 28, 2017 10 Comments
New Possibilities for Alternative Energy in the Future

What Might Replace Fossil Fuels? It’s no secret that fossil fuels and nuclear power are finite energy sources, and they’re also costly as well as potentially damaging to the environment. Luckily, alternative energy sources that are renewable, cost-efficient and eco-friendly are becoming more plentiful than ever. Wind and Solar Power The most common forms of […]

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February 7, 2017 3 Comments
Movement Members Meet Up

2017 Leadership Conference Movement Booth Recap Most days, you can find Norwex Movement by looking for us online. But recently, Norwex Movement made a special live appearance at Norwex’s 2017 Leadership Conference, where the company’s independent sales Consultant Leaders gathered for recognition, to see and touch our newest products, and discover how to grow their […]

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December 29, 2016 7 Comments
Small Steps = Great Strides in 2016!

NorwexMovement.com End-of-Year Recap Norwex Movement has witnessed exciting progress toward the solution of some of our planet’s most challenging problems over the last 12 months! 2016 at a Glance Here’s a quick peek at some of our top environmental blogs of the year: 1 In the United States, the FDA banned 19 ingredients, including triclosan […]

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