September 14th, 2012

Update on My Disney Petition and More

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Disney please stop using toxic chemicals in your lunch boxes

As many of you know, I started a PETITION asking Disney to be a leader for children’s health and to stop using dangerous chemicals  in their Spiderman and princess lunch boxes.  The Disney petition was launched about 10 days ago and has exploded. I am humbled by the amount of support this petition has received. There are over 53,000 people who have signed this petition asking Disney to make a change now. As I’m writing I continue to remain optomistic that Disney will soon respond and make the necessary changes to keep our children safe. The same nagging question keeps popping into my head:  “How could they not make a change?”

My interview with CBS Boston about the petition is scheduled to air on Thursday, September 20 during the 11 pm news! I’ll share a link for those of you not in the Boston area. I have to admit the waiting is killing me. As I mentioned before,  the interview was a fantastic experience. I was running on adrenaline and felt passionate sharing information about the CHEJ study which found toxic chemicals in back-to-school supplies. I was thrilled to chat about what prompted me to start the petition.  But now I’m nervous. I’m waiting patiently to see how the piece is edited together for the news. My hope is that the segment encourages others to sign the petition and add their voice to the growing number of people who want Disney to make a change (and that my mascara wasn’t running down my face,  or my face looked shinny in the bright lights or I that I spoke a mile a minute!).

If you haven’t signed the petition you can add your name HERE. 

Groovy Green Livin moms clean air forceLaila Ali joins Moms Clean Air Force

I have been blogging for Moms Clean Air Force for quite sometime. It’s an organization that’s near and dear to my heart for so many reasons. I was thrilled to find out yesterday that Laila Ali, the daughter of former boxer Muhammad Ali and a retired  boxer herself, has joined Moms Clean Air Force. She made a fantastic video too. Check it out HERE.

Interesting posts this week

Pink Slime saga 

The producers  of “Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB)”—a.k.a. “pink slime” are suing nearly everyone who called their “meat product”  “pink slime”. They claim they lost a lot of income once the catchy nickname caught on. Bettina Siegel from The Lunch Tray started a fantastic petition which quickly gathered over 200,000 signatures and ultimately caused the USDA to announce that starting this fall it will offer school districts a choice of beef either with LFTB or without the filler. Should be an interesting lawsuit to watch unfold.

Boost your immune system

This is the time of year when we start to get slammed with all sorts of sickness. Nicole over at Simple Homemade shared a few great tips to keep your immune system in check this fall. I was happy to see one of her tips included taking a probiotic.

A guide to winter squash

Butternut squash is one of my all-time favorite foods. Now that we are entering fall and the colder months winter squash will be readily available. I was excited to see this comprehensive guide to winger squash  by my friend Kiersten over at Oh My Veggies. She does a great job giving the low-down on the different types of winter squash- how to choose, cook and prepare these delicious veggies.

Have a wonderful weekend! Anyone going apple picking?

 

 [Photo used under Creative Commons from WoodlyWonderWorks/Flickr]

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6 Responses to “Update on My Disney Petition and More”

  1. Thank you for the mention! I hope the news segment goes well–I can’t imagine it not leading to an increase in awareness and signatures. Good luck!

  2. Thanks Kiersten!

  3. A great cause and a petition well worth sigining!

  4. I found your page from the yahoo article. I see you advocate cloth containers and stainless steel boxes. I’m curious to know how you keep the lunches cold enough to prevent food poisoning with stainless steel.
    I have purchased Thermos brand stainless steel bottles which do keep fairly cold. I would just like more information regarding the cloth containers and stainless steel boxes/containers?
    My son takes a lunch every single day. I recently changed to nitrate/preservative free lunch meat. I am horrified to read about the dangers in the lunch boxes! I appreciate you vocalizing and educating!
    Thanks!

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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 continue on my journey to live a healthy life. Along the way I just might stop to make some noise about issues that affect the health and safety of our families. Come along with me as I fight for a safer world for all of us. Together we'll discover that simple, small changes in your life can lead to a non-toxic, healthier lifestyle and a greener planet.

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