November 17th, 2015

Turkey Tips: Should I Buy an Organic Turkey?

Turkey Tips Should I Buy An Organic Turkey Groovy Green Livin

We have wild turkeys living in our neighborhood. They are here year round and quite frequently decide to saunter across the street as I’m pulling out of my driveway. We generally sit in the car and watch them as they make their way to safety. They are magnificent creatures, with a wing span sometimes up to almost 5 feet. I always chuckle this time of year and wonder why they’re not in hiding with Thanksgiving right around the corner. I’m sure deep down they are very grateful that their relatives, the domesticated turkeys, are the turkeys who end up on many of our holiday tables....

November 10th, 2015

6 Winter Essentials For Your Child’s Backpack

Groovy Green Livin Essentials for Your Child's Backpack

Each and every morning my kids head off to school with a backpack filled to the brim with whatever’s needed for that day. Over the years we’ve figured out a few staples that are needed and work hard to keep each backpack well stocked. Here are a few favorites for your child’s backpack: (May contain affiliate links) Badger Lip Balm Stick with SPF 15 ($6.00) With the dry winter weather coming up fast it’s always a good idea to carry lip balm in your back pack. Badger Lip Balm is a great option. It received the best possible score of 1 on EWG’s Skin Deep...

November 9th, 2015

Style, Sustainability and a BIG prAna Giveaway! #JustBeYou

Style, Sustainability and a BIG prAna Giveaway! Groovy Green Livin

Style and sustainability are two things I try to look for in a company when I’m buying clothing. It’s sounds like a simple task, but it’s not always an easy combination to find. Just Be You with prAna and Stonyfield Most mornings I’m in a rush to get to the bus stop before heading into my office. I try to fill my closet with clothing that allows me to quickly reach in and find something that reflects my true personality and what I value most. Pieces like the prAna Meryl Sweater Dress made with organic cotton are a perfect addition to my wardrobe since it allows...

November 4th, 2015

My Picks: Favorite Winter Running Gear

Favorite Winter Running Gear Groovy Green Livin

With temperatures in the 60’s it’s hard to imagine that winter is right around the corner. Every year I work hard to keep my fitness routine in place throughout the cold winter months. It’s no surprise regular physical activity has been shown to help strengthen your immune system, which in turn helps prevent a wide range of potential health issues that can pop up when the weather changes. Running in the cold presents a host of challenges, but most are an easy fix with the right gear. Take a peek at some of my favorites for running in the cold (affiliate links*)  ...

November 2nd, 2015

Mom Detective: Are Wrinkle-Free Sheets Making Me Sick?

This article was originally published on Moms Clean Air Force We are a culture obsessed with being wrinkle-free. Take a minute to Google ‘wrinkle-free’ and a long list of products will pop up, ranging from clothing to sheets. Buying wrinkle-free takes the time, elbow grease and the heat out of ironing. Our busy lifestyles make anything that will save us a few extra minutes seem more desirable. Thus, the demand for wrinkle-free products. No ironing required. As one store shares on its website: “If you love the pristine look of freshly pressed sheets but don’t want to spend time ironing, our wrinkle-free sheets...

October 28th, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics to End Affiliation With Monsanto

American Academy of Pediatrics to End Affiliation With Monsanto Groovy Green Livin

This article was originally published in the Huffington Post Monsanto is a recognized name in many American households. We are familiar with its products, which can be found on the shelves of our stores, on our lawns and in our gardens. It’s the leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed and of the herbicide glyphosate. Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most widely used herbicide. Monsanto has been receiving a lot of unwanted attention lately. The company, which has been at the center of much controversy over its genetically modified seeds, said its earnings fell 34% in its first fiscal quarter....

October 27th, 2015

Honored to Receive an Award From Clean Water Action

This past Saturday was an incredible day. I received an award for being a “Rockstar Mom for Safe Chemicals” from one of my favorite Massachusetts organizations, Clean Water Action. The award was given to 8 Massachusetts women who are champions of environmental justice, clean energy and safe chemicals. I was incredibly humbled to be in such amazing company. These women truly are rockstars! In the photo above I’m standing next to rockstars Kristi Marsh and Erin Boles (with her son). Awards were also given to rockstar moms (see photo below) Cheryl Durr Patry, Eugenia Gibbons, Michelle Gottlieb, Gail McCormick and Laura Spark. Clean...


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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us.

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