Jumping on board the Eco-Snobbery Sucks train

Getting on board the Eco-Snobbery Sucks trainI’ve jumped on board-I’m writing for a site that believes every step, no matter how big or small, makes a difference in going green.  A site that stands by you for making an effort to change with no judgment attached.  It would be hard to pass up the opportunity to throw in my two cents at Eco-Snobbery Sucks.

Over the past few weeks I’ve given a lot of thought to why I was drawn to this site..

It boils down to 3 reasons:

  1. Eco-snobbery does suck. I see it every day-we judge each other and ourselves for not doing “enough“, not buying the right brands and falling off the green wagon.  It shouldn’t be that way. Every little step makes a big difference.
  2. Greenwashing sucks. Some businesses are out there greenwashing their brands and misleading us, the consumers, into believing their products are eco-friendly when they’re not. That needs to stop.
  3. I love saying “sucks”. I can’t use the word “sucks” at home. Our three boys, 10, 9 and 7, would-if-they-could throw “sucks” into every other sentence, but it’s banned in our house.  So now one of my favorite “banned at home” words can be used legitimately for “work”.

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I am a green living educator, consultant, mom, borderline vegan and recovering attorney. There are many other hats I could throw in the mix, but you get the gist.

After practicing law for many years I knew it was time for a break from the fast paced, stressful lifestyle. It wasn’t doing my body good. I jumped at the opportunity to raise my family while at the same time devoting myself to my passion: educating and experimenting with a non-toxic and green lifestyle.

Creating a green lifestyle has been an ongoing process for me and continues to be a work in progress. I am amazed at the rate things are changing and the new discoveries and technologies that appear each day. The good news is that we are all in this together-it really does take a village. Going green is a process and I am excited to share my journey (the successes and the failures) with you.

So now it’s your turn- join me and jump on board. Commit to making small, simple changes (or big and lofty changes, if you want). Together we can create a healthier, safer space for living and ultimately a healthier planet for us all.

[Photo: Jorge-11/Flickr]

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About Lori Alper

Lori Popkewitz Alper is the founder of Groovy Green Livin, a site dedicated to sharing green living tips and information with individuals, families, schools and businesses. A contributing writer for multiple blogs and websites, Lori speaks, writes and advises clients on a variety of issues related to creating a greener lifestyle. Lori is a green living educator, consultant, mother to three young boys, borderline vegan and recovering attorney. In her free time she can be found practicing yoga, pitching a baseball, running, cycling, skiing, cooking, or reading. Connect with Lori and Groovy Green Livin on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

  • http://www.thegreeningofwestford.blogspot.com Kdfgreene

    Glad to see you on board Lori!

  • http://sustainablepersonalfinance.com/ Sustainable PF

    Great points Lori.
    We like to hope we are doing exactly what you write about here in the messaging we put out on our site. Being a snob or sounding preachy doesn’t work. Prove to a person they will SAVE money AND the environment – backing up your argument with hard numbers – and people will think it is an easy win win.

  • http://www.eco-novice.com Betsy (Eco-novice)

    I have been enjoying reading Lori’s posts on Groovy Green Livin and look forward to reading her stuff here as well! I don’t say sucks around my kids either.

  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/ Lori Popkewitz Alper

    Thanks so much for stopping by Betsy!

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