November 22nd, 2011

Groovy Green Odds N Ends for Thanksgiving

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In honor of Thanksgiving I am about to close up my lap top for a few days to spend some uninterrupted time with friends and family. I hope many of you get the chance to do the same over this long weekend. Before signing off I wanted to share with you a few groovy green things to think about over the next few days.

Green Advocacy

2011 Safe Chemicals Act

I had a chance to tune in to last weeks Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing on the 2011 Safe Chemicals Act. The 2011 Safe Chemicals Act is looking to reform the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) with the hope that the outcome will be placing the burden on manufacturers to prove the safety of a product before it hits supermarket shelves.

What you can do

If your State Senator is a member of the Environment and Public Works committee ask them for their support in passing the Safe Chemicals Act.

Bisphenol A in your Thanksgiving meal

A new report was recently released by the Breast Cancer Fund showing the presence of the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in canned foods used to prepare a typical Thanksgiving meal.

What you can do

This Thanksgiving please try to avoid canned foods and find safer alternatives. To help out, The Breast Cancer Fund has a list of no-can recipes for Thanksgiving.

Around the web

  • Over at the Clear Conscience Blog for J.R. Watkins Naturals I shared 4 Simple Ways to Green Your Thanksgiving.
  • In case you missed it, this month Green Moms Carnival shared insight and useful suggestions on how to green your Black Friday as well as your holiday shopping in general. My post ,  4 Ways to Be a Greener Consumer on Black Friday and Beyond ,was included.
  • Healthy Child Healthy World offered a great round-up of Five Fantastic Non-Toxic Pest Remedies. I also shared my tips on non-toxic pest control.
  • I can’t wait to share with you the great green tips I learned from Roger Cook, landscape contractor for This Old House during an interview this week. For that you will have to wait until after Thanksgiving!

I am so thankful for all of you who inspire me and  teach me on a daily basis. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

What are your Thanksgiving plans?

See you back here next week!


[Photo used under Creative Commons from Scarleth White/Flickr]

8 Responses to “Groovy Green Odds N Ends for Thanksgiving”

  1. Have a great Thanksgiving, Lori!! 🙂

  2. Great post!! Hope you and your family have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!!

  3. Thank you Stephanie! You too-hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful. As always, thanks for stopping by.

  4. Thank you Alicia. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving too. Enjoy!

  5. That’s so lovely that you’ve turned off your laptop for the whole weekend to spend quality time with your family. It’s probably such a rare occurrence in our society these days, to completely disconnect – even for a big holiday! Good for you, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Only one can made it into our Thanksgiving meal, and not by choice! My mother-in-law’s big tradition: that odd red gel called “cranberry sauce” sliced into discs, and then cut with a turkey-shaped cutter. One for each plate. She tolerates all of my choices, yet somehow I’m afraid to interfere with the cranberry turkeys.

  7. It was so worth it Andrea. I forgot how nice it feels to be completely present. I had such a nice time with my family. Hope you had a wonderful weekend too.

  8. Sarah-I can imagine that it’s hard to mess with your mother-in-law’s traditional “cranberry sauce”-I get it! That is hilarious. I’m envisioning the turkey-shaped slices. I wouldn’t interfere with those turkeys-it will always be a good story to tell!

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