April 12th, 2013

Vacation and Other Odds & Ends

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Here in New England the school vacations keep coming. I’m not complaining, just sayin’. We kicked off the first vacation in December and practically every month since there’s another week of vacation tucked in. Life is good in New England. And here comes another vacation!

Next week is our April vacation and I don’t mind telling you that I’m in need of a few days off. I won’t be writing much (probably not at all), and I will be focusing on some fun with my family.

Before I sign off for a few days I wanted to share some noteworthy happenings.

I was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune

I was interviewed by reporter Julie Deardorff  and quoted her interesting Chicago Tribune article, Re-balancing your workout to lessen likelihood of injury. For those of you who have been hanging around Groovy Green Livin for a bit you know that exercise plays a large role in my life. I’ve bounced all around from triathlons to yoga and think I’ve found a pretty good balance at the moment. My interview with Julie was a lot of fun. We had a great time talking about how our workouts have changed over the years as we’ve ‘matured’.

Wondering which fruits and vegetables to buy organic?

It can be cost prohibitive to buy all organic fruits and vegetables each time you’re at the market. So how do you decide which fruits and vegetables to buy organic? Head on over to Manilla to read my new post filled with tips on how to decide which fruits and vegetables to buy organic.

The Safe Chemicals Act was reintroduced

This week Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) reintroduced the Safe Chemicals Act in the Senate, which will overhaul the archaic Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

This bill gives the EPA the necessary tools to oversee safety testing of toxic chemicals, and would put the burden on industry to prove that chemicals are safe before being put in products we use in our homes and schools.

I’ve been working hard, along with many others to get this bill passed. You can help by urging your senator to cosponsor Sen. Lautenberg’s Safe Chemicals Act and steer clear of Sen. Vitter’s “Pro-Chemical Industry Act.”

Join us in asking the top ten retailers to Mind the Store

As you may have read, I’m working with several other bloggers and Safer Chemicals Healthy Families on their new campaign called  Mind the Store. Together we’re asking the nation’s top 10 retailers to avoid carrying what are being calling the Hazardous 100+ toxic chemicals.

Join us in telling the top 10 retailers in the US that it’s time to get tough on toxic chemicals and move away from the Hazardous 100+.    Click HERE to add your personal message to all ten stores.

If you’re looking for a green book to read over your vacation check out my recommendations HERE.

Enjoy your week and I’ll see you back here soon!

Are you headed anywhere fantastic for vacation? 

 

photo credit: esther** via photopin cc

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3 Responses to “Vacation and Other Odds & Ends”

  1. Enjoy the vacation week Lori! I hope the weather improves for all of us!!!
    Cathy recently posted..7 Healthy Kitchen Staples & My Favorite Popcorn RecipeMy Profile

  2. Thank you Cathy! Do you have vacation this week too?

  3. [...] finally feeling almost caught up after vacation. For some reason the catch-up process took longer than [...]

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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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