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May 19, 2020 1 Comment
Life in a Pandemic: What Should Normal Look Like?

Coronavirus Environmental Impacts There’s no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the world in ways most of us never could have imagined. The loss of life, health and jobs has been unprecedented, and our former way of living is now just a fond memory for many. But as I’ve been viewing the world […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Health, Safe Havens
May 12, 2020 7 Comments
How to Switch Out Bad Eco Habits

Convenient Ways to Live More Sustainably Have you ever thought about how many daily habits are formed based purely on convenience, like grabbing a single-use water bottle instead of something more sustainable? Isn’t it interesting how once formed, these habits can become almost second nature to us? But habits born of convenience can sometimes put […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Health, Safe Havens, Water
April 28, 2020 7 Comments
Spreading Love in a Time of Social Distancing

Heartfelt Ways to Show You Care I am grateful and honored to work for a company that was recently able to donate one million masks to help with the personal protection equipment (PPE) shortage through our “A Million Masks. A Million Thank Yous.” initiative. You can read more about it in the blog by one […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Health, How You Can Help, Kids, Safe Havens
April 14, 2020 4 Comments
Fun and Safe Earth Day Activities for the Whole Family

Ways to celebrate the planet from home Earth Day will be here soon (April 22), and it’s time to celebrate the planet. But for many, the ongoing pandemic means that in-person group activities may not be practical or even possible. So while celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we’ll celebrate the very first Digital […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, How You Can Help, Safe Havens
March 3, 2020 9 Comments
How to Safely Clean Your Refrigerator

No Need for Chemicals Is your refrigerator getting grungy? If you can’t remember when you last gave it a thorough cleansing, now may be a good time. The good news is you don’t need harmful chemicals! Here’s how. Begin by taking everything out. This is also a good opportunity to toss any food that’s expired […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Health, Safe Havens
December 19, 2019 3 Comments
How to Keep the Holidays Stress-Free and Relaxing!

Helpful Holiday Reminders to Keep You Going The holidays are here! If you’re like me, you’ve been busy decking the halls and trimming the tree to get you and your home in the holiday spirit. If you are preparing to welcome friends and family into your home, you want to make sure everything is clean […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Safe Havens
October 22, 2019 16 Comments
How to Stop Gross Gunk and Chemicals at the Door

Why I have a “no shoes” policy I recently enjoyed this GoodHousekeeping.com article by a kindred spirit who also embraces the practice of removing footwear at the front door. As I read it, I was reminded of several good reasons for joining her in declaring shoes “public enemy number one”—indoors, anyway. Shoes can track in […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Health, Safe Havens
April 30, 2019 10 Comments
7 Tips for Stopping Bacterial Growth in Towels

It’s not a pleasant thought, but it turns out that common, everyday kitchen towels may be one of the most likely places in your home for enteric bacteria to hide out. Enteric bacteria? These are found naturally inside humans and animals. But some of the strains that live in animals can cause reactions or diseases […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, Family, Food, Health, Safe Havens
February 26, 2019 3 Comments
How to Safely Clear Up Spotty Dishware

Hard Water Woes: Why Rinse Aids Are Worth a Second Look If you live in an area with hard water then you’ve probably experienced spotty, filmy dishes and glassware that your poor dishwasher just can’t seem to clear up. Those cloudy spots are the result of minerals (usually calcium or magnesium carbonates), that are left […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Health, Safe Havens, Water
February 19, 2019 6 Comments
Plastic in the Dishwasher? I Don’t Think So

Chlorine’s Not a Good Choice Either! Do you ever have dishwasher confusion? In other words, you’re not sure if something should go on the top rack or the bottom—or if it can even go in the dishwasher at all? These handy reminders can help bring some clarity to the situation: “When in doubt, leave it […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, How You Can Help, Plastic, Safe Havens, Water