April 15th, 2014

Review: Earth Footwear to Walk Your World

Groovy Green Livin Earth Footwear

I’ve been wearing my favorite brown Earth Footwear boots for years. When I chose them I remember thinking they were the coolest boots ever (they are), and noticing that they were incredibly comfortable (they are). When I think of Earth Footwear I always think of comfort first. That must be why they’re marketing their new spring/summer 2014 line of shoes as “stylish and comfortable”. Earth Footwear Fauna Platform Wedge When I was asked to review the Fauna platform wedge from Earth Footwear I jumped. I was curious to see if years after purchasing my beloved Earth Footwear brown boots this...

April 14th, 2014

Take the Pledge to Use Natural Deodorant + a MightyNest Giveaway!

Groovy Green Livin MightyNest Natural Deodorant

Putting toxic chemicals under your arms stinks! That’s why MightyNest, a long time sponsor of this site and an internet retailer of high quality and safe products for our homes and families, asked me to put the natural deodorant, Primal Pit Paste, to the test. Find out why you should choose a natural deodorant, then take the pledge to join me. Your pits will thank you, AND you could win a Happy Pit Pack from MightyNest (valued at over $100.00)! MightyNest, Your School and an Earth Day Challenge Before we jump into why natural deodorants are so important I wanted to...

April 9th, 2014

Green Pots and Pans: Introducing 360 Cookware

Groovy Green Livin Green Cookware

Over the years I’ve been searching for safe and non-toxic cookware. Despite the ease and convenience of non-stick pots and pans such as Teflon, many health conscious people (including me!) are tossing their non-stick and replacing them with healthier options. I’ve always been a stainless steel fan. Much of my cookware is stainless steel and I’ve recently added a few cast iron pieces to our kitchen. When 360 Cookware asked me to test out a piece of their stainless steel cookware I was intrigued. They sent me a one quart saucepan for review. What is 360 Cookware? Their cookware is...

April 7th, 2014

How to Give Your Kitchen a Green Makeover (VIDEO)

Groovy Green Livin Green Makeover

A few weeks ago I traveled to New York City to film a video on how to give your kitchen a green makeover for Manilla. The video is ready and I want you to be the first to see it. Get ready for the Manilla Makeover: Green Kitchen Edition! Green Makeover Kitchen Edition Before you settle in to watch the 4 minute video, filled with simple tips to make your kitchen a bit greener, here’s a bit of background. I was asked, as Manilla’s Green Living Expert, to give a green makeover to a college student’s apartment that was a complete ‘green’ disaster. Annie...

April 3rd, 2014

Cell Phone Use While Driving is Out of Control

Groovy Green Livin Cell Phone Use While Driving

My cell phone sits in the cup holder next to my seat when I’m driving. Ready for use, if need be.  Yesterday I was driving a car full of boys to soccer practice and I noticed a car to my right. It was swerving. My instinct was to get as far away from it as possible. As I was passing by to pull out in front I happened to glance inside the other car. The driver was probably around 20 years old and he was clearly looking down at his cell phone while driving. A million thoughts went through my...

April 1st, 2014

What Does a Fat-Free Label Really Mean?

Groovy Green Livin Fat-Free Label

Fat-free is a term that many of us are very familiar with. We see ‘fat-free’ on our food labels and we seek it out on the foods we love to eat. What Does ‘Fat-Free’ Mean? There’s an assumption that fat-free actually means free of all fat. Well it doesn’t. The label that reads ‘fat-free’ can actually be very misleading. The FDA permits foods to be labeled ‘fat-free’ if they contain less than 0.5 grams of fat per serving. Here’s the tricky part. If you eat over and above the serving size on the package chances are the food will no longer...

March 28th, 2014

Take the Pledge to Love Bulk Food

Groovy Green Livin Bulk Food

Walking up and down the bulk food aisle at your local supermarket can be somewhat intimidating and overwhelming. The sheer number of bins is mind-boggling and the choices are endless. Take your pick from bins of grains, cereals, dried fruits, nuts, spices or baking ingredients. Buying from the bulk bins at the grocery store is a great way to save money on your food bill, but that’s not the only reason to shop the bulk bins. Here are a few more reasons to buy in bulk: Get more bang for your buck Bye bye wasteful packaging Buy only what you...

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About Lori

I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I like to make noise and stir the pot especially when an issue hits home and effects the health of our families. Join me as I make some noise and share along the way tips for living a green and healthy life. Read more.

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