February 17th, 2012

Green Workouts, Colds and Tide Oh My!

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Happy Friday, my groovy green friends! Can you tell I’m already hoping for spring? This week was another busy one at Groovy Green Livin. Here are a few highlights:

Green Your Workout

Did you ever stop to think how your workout could have an impact on the environment? Well, it can. Thankfully there are several ways we can lessen our eco-impact, while keeping our workout routine intact. Click HERE to read more.

How to Treat a Cold the Natural Way

Colds and flu run rampant this time of year. Noses are dripping, throats are hurting and coughs and sneezes can be heard in homes around the world. Thankfully there are a few simple tips that will ease your symptoms and help strengthen your immune system the natural way. Click HERE to read more.

Mom Talk Radio Show

I had the honor of joining host Maria Bailey on her Mom Talk Radio show. During the show we talked about how to have an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day. We also hit some of my favorite topics: how to live a green and a non-toxic life.  Click HERE to listen to the February 12, 2012 show. My piece is called ‘Moms Roundtable” and can be found near the end of the segment.

Tide: Get Cancer-Causing Chemicals Out of Laundry Detergent

If you haven’t heard, it turns out that Tide Free & Gentle® isn’t so gentle. A report recently released by Women’s Voices for Earth, Dirty Secrets: What’s Hiding in Your Cleaning Products? found high levels of the cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane in the detergent. 1,4-dioxane doesn’t appear on the product label or on the product website, so consumers have no way of knowing it’s even there.

With the help of Healthy Child Healthy World and  Women’s Voices for the Earth I put together a petition asking Procter & Gamble (makers of Tide) to strip this harmful cancer-causing chemical out of Tide Free & Gentle®!

Lisa from Retro Housewife Goes Green and Stephanie from Good Girl Gone Green both shared posts on this petition. Jenn Savedge from The Green Parent just shared a post on this too. Thank you Stephanie, Jenn and Lisa!

Last count we had over 600 signatures. If you haven’t already done so, please join in and SIGN THE PETITION. Better yet, sign the petition and then share it with your friends!

Pin of the week on Pinterest

This pin got a lot of action. It received likes and repins, too many to count. It just confirms my suspicion that we all have a new obsession with coconut oil. The pin originated from Delicious Obsessions and is called “52 Uses for Coconut Oil-The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd!

This coming is a school vacation week for us so I will be spending more time with my family and writing less. I hope to get a few posts out, but we shall see!

Have a groovy green weekend. Do you have President’s Day off?

[Photo used under Creative Commons from D. Sharon Pruitt/Flickr]

 

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9 Responses to “Green Workouts, Colds and Tide Oh My!”

  1. Have a great week-end and week with your boys! And it was my pleasure to speed the word! :)

  2. Thanks for the link love! I am so glad you linked to me, otherwise I may have never found your site. I love it! I fanned you on FB and will follow you on Twitter and Pinterest.

    P.S. That post went crazy! It is insane how many people have come back and left comments. I’m sure we’re well over 100 different way to use CO by now. Who knew!? :)

  3. Happy weekend! No days off here for any of us until spring break at the end of March.

  4. I am a coconut oil freak. I am still trying to decide if it’s right for me or not. No matter how healthy I am, I still manage to have adult acne and finding the perfect cure for me is tough. I have been using coconut oil to see if that does the trick. Now, my patience just needs to kick in.

  5. It was a great post Jessica! I am a coconut oil convert and love that there are so many different uses for such an amazing oil. Thanks for sharing your post!

  6. Hope you had a wonderful weekend Marsha. It has taken a while to get used to a winter vacation in February!

  7. I am a “new to coconut oil user” too Meg. You’ll have to let me know if the coconut oil works for your acne. Good luck!

  8. Thank you for putting the petition together … I’ve signed and will pass it on! It’s important and if Tide is as good as they claim to be, then they can fix the problem while giving people a quality laundry detergent!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing the petition. Together I truly believe we can make a change.

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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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