One of my favourite things is featuring someone on the podcast that I have met in real life. This is why I’m excited to share my interview with Lori Popkewitz Alper of Groovy Green Livin this week. I first met Lori in person at BlogHer 2011 in San Diego. In this photo I’m standing on the far left, and Lori is standing on the far right:
Lori is a fellow member of the Green Moms Carnival, and I have admired her for a long time. I particularly admire the work she’s done to highlight our exposure to toxins, and advocate for change. She’s started two petitions that have garnered widespread attention. The first is aimed at Proctor & Gamble’s Media Relations, and it’s called Tide: Get Cancer-Causing Chemicals Out of Laundry Detergent. The second is aimed at Disney, and it’s called Disney: Get toxic chemicals out of Princess and Spiderman lunch boxes.
During the podcast Lori and I talk about her own journey towards green living, and what motivates her. We discuss the petitions, and the response she has had (and, in some cases, not had). If Proctor & Gamble hasn’t responded, but awareness has been raised about toxins, is it still serving a useful purpose? This is just one of the questions we consider. Lori also shares some of her tips for greening your own lifestyle.
Whether you’re a fellow green mom, you want to learn a little bit about how you can do some groovy green livin, or you’d like to be inspired by someone who’s working hard to create change, you’ll want to listen to the podcast:
Next week I’ll be sharing an interview with change artist Kate Sutherland. She’s the author of two books: Make Light Work, and the recently released Make Light Work in Groups. We’ll be talking about how to handle change, how to improve group (and family) dynamics, and how to decide where to invest your precious time and energy. Subscribe to my podcast in iTunes and you won’t miss a minute!