March 27th, 2015

10 Things I Love About the ClimateStore

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  I have some really exciting partnerships lined up for 2015. Stay tuned-I’ll be sharing the full list with you shortly. What I’ve really been noticing this year is the number of brands who are truly committed to protecting our families and the planet. They get it. No greenwashing, no gimmicks, just the real deal. They want to educate, encourage discussion, and find solutions, while selling a product or products in the process. I’m OK with that. A winning combination in my eyes. ClimateStore Background ClimatStore has stepped up to the plate in this category. They are the real deal-working hard...

March 25th, 2015

Earth Hour: Together We Can Change Climate Change

Earth Hour: Together We Can Change Climate Change Groovy Green Livin

Are you ready for Earth Hour? It’s happening this Saturday, March 28th from 8:30-9:30 pm in your local time zone. What is Earth Hour? Earth Hour started in 2007 as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia to raise awareness about climate change. Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet. This is the 9th year and the movement continues to grow! Earth Hour 2015 is about getting the crowd to use #YourPower to change climate change.   How to participate in Earth Hour It’s simple: turn your lights off on Saturday between 8:30-9:30 pm! Let’s be honest, that’s...

March 18th, 2015

Ask Lori: Should I Peel Cucumbers or Leave the Skin On?

Ask Lori: Should I Peel Cucumbers? Groovy Green Livin

I’ve been asked many times how I come up with topics to write about. Cucumbers for example-how did this make it to the top of the list? Here’s the answer: Readers submit questions all the time and I do my best to respond. I’ve mainly been responding via email. A week or so ago I was meeting with a colleague and she suggested that I use some of the fantastic questions submitted for blog post topics. And so here we are. Keep those fantastic questions coming. You never know, they could end up the topic for “Ask Lori” . QUESTION: Should we...

March 16th, 2015

Introducing Frozen Yogurt Pearls from Stonyfield

Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls Groovy Green Livin

About a year ago I had a few very special visitors show up at my door with a batch of Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls. I remember how excited I was to be one of the first to taste these delicious little treats before they hit the store shelves. And now I’m thrilled to let you know that everyone can enjoy these one-of-a- kind organic frozen treats. Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls are available across New England at Whole Foods Market (except Providence store) and are located in the freezer aisle at $3.99 for two. WHAT ARE STONYFIELD FROZEN YOGURT PEARLS? Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls are...

March 10th, 2015

Getting to Know Your Oatmeal: The Different Types of Oats

Getting to Know Your Oatmeal: The Different Types of Oats Groovy Green Livin

Oatmeal is a pretty common breakfast food in our house. If I remember the night before, I prep a batch for the next morning in my favorite slow cooker. I’m able to delay the start time so that it’s ready when we wake up. A bowl of oatmeal is an easy, nutritious crowd pleaser. Add a few mix-ins to that bowl of oatmeal and you have your own fabulous creation. Perfect on a cold, winter morning. The oatmeal aisle at the supermarket can be overwhelming. There’s the prepackaged oatmeal in single servings, the boxes of oats and  bulk oats. If you don’t...

March 6th, 2015

Mom Detective: My Hunt for a Flame Retardant Free Couch

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This piece was originally published over at Moms Clean Air Force Change is happening. As buyers continue to demand flame retardant-free furniture, manufacturers have no other option but to listen. It’s no secret flame retardants have been linked to cancer, birth defects, hormone disruption and other serious health problems, yet much of the furniture in the market place continues to be filled with these toxic chemicals. There’s some good news to report. Office Furniture and Toxic Flame Retardants A group of companies that cumulatively spend over $520 million annually on office furniture have pledged to purchase furniture that contains no chemical flame retardants. By taking...

March 3rd, 2015

6 Things in Your Home that Could Cause Cancer

6 Things in Your Home that Could Cause Cancer Groovy Green Livin

A person is more likely to die from heart disease than cancer, but cancer is closing in quickly and could take the lead. According to a recent New York Times article, the most encouraging gains in the war against cancer come from taking steps to prevent this disease. We all know that not all cancers are preventable, but through some simple lifestyle changes we can sometimes lower our risk. The home is an easy place to begin since there are several possible cancer-causing substances that might be lurking under your very own roof.  Non-Stick Pots and Pans (Teflon) Many homes are filled with nonstick pots...

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