March 16th, 2012

Groovy Grandmas, Green Driving and Other Odds and Ends

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Tulips

My son showed me this morning the flowers that are already starting to pop out of the ground. It feels too early in the season for flowers to bloom, but our winter was so mild that I’m sure the plants are completely mixed up. So are the birds for that matter. They’ve been chirping since February.

This week was filled with excitement on the Groovy Green Livin home front.

Tide petition takes off

At last count the petition asking Tide to remove a cancer causing chemical from its Tide Free & Gentle® laundry detergent was up to 72,000! That’s incredible in my book of incredible. The petition also made a guest appearance on CNN iReport. Hopefully Procter & Gamble (the makers of Tide) will listen to our plea.

Grandmas rock

I had a lot of fun talking with a few of my favorite grandmas about their take on clean air. My mother, Lynn from Celebrate Green, Linda from Citizen Green, and Sheila offered up their hopes and dreams for their grandchildren in my post for Moms Clean Air Force.

Childhood asthma on the rise

The Huffington Post wrote a fantastic piece on childhood asthma. I couldn’t agree more with what Sylvia Brandt said in the article:

“Any person who would say that the EPA should be eliminated or its ability to regulate reduced, should have to sit in the emergency room holding the hand of a child who can’t breathe.”

I’m also quoted in the piece talking about my son’s asthma. See if you can find me.

Eco-friendly driving

If each of us put a little thought into our driving we could become eco-friendly drivers, making the world a bit cleaner and greener for us all. Over at Momtastic this week I shared a few green driving habits to incorporate into your driving routine.

Hip eco-friendly bag up for grabs

Don’t forget to enter the BagInspiration giveaway! The Be-Bop bag is a pretty cool addition to anyone’s bag collection.

Green Moms Carnival

Stop by Groovy Green Livin on Monday for the Green Moms Carnival and see what the green moms have to say about toxins in your home.

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

 

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2 Responses to “Groovy Grandmas, Green Driving and Other Odds and Ends”

  1. What a beautifully set up blog. I have really enjoyed what I have read so far, and look forward to reading more in the future I also really enjoyed what the mom’s had to say on the Mom’s Clean Air Force site. Thanks.

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by! Looking forward to connecting.

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I hope you'll join me as I embark on a journey to live a healthy life. Along the way I might make a few pit stops to fight for issues that affect the health and safety of our families. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us. Together we'll discover that simple, small changes can lead to a healthier lifestyle and a greener planet.

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