September 26th, 2014

My Appearance on The Weather Channel: Talking With Your Kids About Climate Change

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Groovy Green Livin Lori Alper on The Weather Channel

How I Ended Up on The Weather Channel

One of my favorite things about my job is the unpredictability of each day. Unexpected events pop up all the time, keeping me on my toes. This week I was invited to appear on The Weather Channel, AMHQ with Sam Champion! I’m incredibly grateful to the wonderful team at Moms Clean Air Force (MCAF) for supporting me and recommending me for this incredible opportunity. As many of you know,  I work closely with Moms Clean Air Force as a writer on their site.

I was asked by The Weather Channel to appear in two segments, both of which aired yesterday. In the first segment an asthma specialist was interviewed about the high number of asthma related ER visits in September. I was asked to come up with a few questions for the physician and share stories about what it’s like to raise a child with asthma. I ended up having a very short appearance in this piece.

My big debut came in the second segment, where I had a chance to discuss how to talk about climate change with your kids, and how to raise a responsible child who’s cognizant of how his/her actions affect the environment.

Here’s the clip:

It always amazes me how a half hour interview can be edited down to 2 minutes and 46 seconds! And that was actually long for a segment.

A big thank you to Sam Champion, Maria LaRosa (who is also a mom to 3 boys!) and The Weather Channel for featuring and supporting our growing group of “mom bloggers” (I don’t love that classification, but that’s for a different blog post) and for the willingness to cover important topics such as climate change and the rising rate of children with asthma.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 

xo Lori


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11 Responses to “My Appearance on The Weather Channel: Talking With Your Kids About Climate Change”

  1. Great job Lori! Yes, you are so much more than a “mommy blogger” and that label irritates me. The good news is you got the climate and health message out there!

  2. Great segment! I don’t love the term mom blogger, either, even though I do write about parenting and kids activities. Why not just “blogger”?
    maryanne @ mama smiles recently posted..Celebrate Books with a Reading Fort Party!My Profile

  3. I value what you are doing. 🙂

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  5. Wow – great work Lori! You nailed it! I like when I’m called a mom blogger, and I’m not even a mom (that too is another blog post!) I like what you said about starting early and your call to action.

  6. Thanks Lindsay! I know-that “mom blogger” title seems to be all encompassing, even when you’re not a mom!

  7. Thanks Nicole. That means a lot.

  8. Thanks Maryanne. Right- blogger seems to cover it all! Or how about writer?!

  9. Thanks so much Anne. True that the message got out there again, but “mommy blogger” has to go!

  10. What a great message to send! Perfect fit for the interview!
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  11. […] At first I was hesitant to take any on for fear that I would become physically ill. Slowly I’ve been accepting more and more and I’m finding that I love speaking in front of an audience. Whether […]

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