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    Making Real Food Cool

    This is the first of four videos from our annual Talk Savvy To Me event where we celebrated our volunteers and shared hot topics from powerful speakers.  We hope you can attend our next Talk Savvy To Me in late 2018.  

    Making Real Healthy Food Cool For Kids:

    Donna Morin, M.Ed, is a nutrition and lifestyle coach trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction. She began her practice after diet and lifestyle changes resolved her own health troubles, but her biggest lesson so far has been recognizing that good, lasting health is about so much more than food.  

    Get ready to go on an amazing learning adventure as Donna makes food cool for kids and us as well.  Watch for the brilliant way Donna uses analogies with a  garden hose, a zoo and a circle of Barbies to bring microbiomes to light.   

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    August/September Happenings

     

    "I want to congratulate you, Julia, on your outstanding achievements in writing and volunteer work in the Savvy Women's Alliance. To balance a college course load and still find the time to give back to the community is truly remarkable. I encourage you to keep up the good work and continue to inspire others in your path. Congratulations!"–Jeff Kinney, Diary of A Wimpy Kid  

    •       Expanding Our Team
    •       Monthly Topic:  Kids, Food and Schools
    •       New Chapter Locations 
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    May/June Happenings

     

    “I’ve always loved nature and being outdoors, and the sense that humans were doing more harm than good seeped into me like so many others and, though not an activist by any means, I began to take those many small steps to tread lightly on this Earth, live by example, and help wherever I could.

    Four years ago, I became a beekeeper and the learning curve shot up. Watching and learning about my bees gave me a holistic view of our world and how one small change – good or bad – can have such a ripple effect.”

    – Janice Sina, New Savvy Women's Alliance Member and Volunteer

     

    Here’s what we’re talking about this month:

    •       Announcing: Talk Savvy To Me Event 
    •       Monthly Topic: Girl Talk 
    •       Seven New Chapter Locations
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    Talk Savvy To Me | Storytelling, Gratitude & Health

    Four Powerful Speakers.  One Savvy Celebration. 

     June 22nd, 2017  6:30 - 9:00 p.m.  

    Simple yet spectacular, informal yet inspiring. 

    Join us at the destination-bookstore -An Unlikely Story- for a memorable summer evening:

    • Enjoy light refreshments and a delightful setting 
    • Four short powerful presentations from prominent New England health advocates
    • Woven into a celebration of Savvy Women's Alliance volunteers. 


     Open to Public   |   $20 Suggested Donation     

    Complimentary for Savvy Women's Alliance Members

    An Unlikely Story,  111 South St, Plainville MA 02762  
       Respectfully, a fragrance-free event 
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    April Happenings

     

    It wasn’t until I sat in on a Savvy Board meeting that I truly understood the complex workings of this amazing organization and the scope of their efforts. I was immediately proud to be part of something so much larger than myself…..that I believed would truly change the world.”

    – Julia Condon, Founding Savvy Writer.

    Spring is finally here and the Savvy Women's Alliance is looking forward to warmer weather and longer days! Here’s what we’re talking about this month:

    •      April Theme: Plastics
    •       Invite to Exclusive Member Event at the Silent Spring Institute May 11th
    •       New! View Chapter Locations On A Map View
    •       How can I be more involved with the Savvy Women’s Alliance?

     

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    A Photo Story of Our West Coast Debut


    The Savvy Women's Alliance embarked on our first road trip over February.  We traveled up the west coast, hosting events to connect women as our debut across California and Oregon.  

    Browse our photos and see some of the women who joined us - from volunteers to bloggers, to writers and movement makers.

    We start the story with the live  interview by Tra'Renee Chambers on KATU's Afternoon Live, who focused on budget-friendly tips.

    The tour was made possible by a generous grant from the Seventh Generation Foundation. 

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    January Updates & Opportunities

    Happy New Year! Savvy is looking forward to an exciting 2017! Here’s a quick overview of how we’re kicking off the year:

    • January Theme: Simplify Mindfully          
    • First Mulit-Chapter Event Open 
    • Expanding Our Writing Team 
    • Lunch With Kristi in California and Oregon
    "I love that we can share and learn together. It’s not a “my way or the highway” kind of place. Join in. Find your home. You’re always welcome here!” – Eve Bynum. Read More »

    West Coast Lunch Date With Savvy?

    Please join us for delightful food and leave inspired by Kristi Marsh's passionate and powerful message, or choose to  meet in person over coffee for the full scoop on Savvy's  fresh nonprofit debut. 

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    Savvy's Top Five 2016 Blog Posts

    Annoucing our top five viewed & shared 2016 Savvy Women's Alliances blog posts. What a solid start for our inaugural year  - we are incredibly proud of our volunteer writers and editors.  Which of these compelling posts do you recognize?

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    Announcements: Discounts, Lunch & New Chapters

    Quick Scan of Announcements:  

    • Looking for Savvy Women in California + Oregon to have lunch with our Founder 
    • New Savvy Feature: The Most Wonderful Gift of the Year
    • 35% off Little Changes offer for thoughtful gift giving
    • Welcome three new Savvy Chapters
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    It Rhymes With Schmee-in-a-Cup.....

    That super-new-amazing must-have holiday item is almost here and we are counting down the days until December 5th! Yes, it is pee-in-a-cup! And yes, we are pretty excited to share this cutting edge biomonitoring study opportunity with you.

    Slow Down There Frosty, Back the Sleigh Up....

    What? Bio-who? And just why would I do this?

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    November Anouncements & News

     

    Does life ever feel like you are standing inside of a bicycle wheel, knowing each spoke leads in a different direction, but not knowing which way to go first?  Savvy has intentionally have taken a novel approach to address topics one at a time and guide our members with monthly themes. Starting today, we will 'announce' our monthly themes as well as share exciting upcoming news and events.  

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    Special Release: Retail Stores Ranked

     

    A first-of-its-kind report just came out ranking and grading our largest retail stores: Who’s Minding the Store? – A Report Card on Retailer Action to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals.”    We are midly surprised at some of the ratings. 

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    When Kids Make Water Bottle Refill Stations #Do-Able

    Selfish or Selfless? 

    A quick search on Amazon displays dozens of books touting how to market to,  manage or inspire Millennials, describing them as selfish, self-centered and self absorbed.  We believe this generation is actually profoundly Savvy, open to embracing ways to protect the health of this planet and all that call it home. Did you know while we explore tips and tools to create healthier homes, teens across the country discuss GMOs or watch “Food Inc” in philosophy classes, often continuing the discussions outside of school with their parents?  And colleges offer environmental health, science and technology majors across the nation?  When given a support system, Millennials’ fresh outlook and ‘can do attitude’ can lead to a range of creative solutions,  as seen in Maxwell Sheldon's story.

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    We Have  A Sweet Deal For You!

    Would You Like to Make a Difference Outside Your Home?  

    We have just the fundraiser for you!  We would like to offer you a 35% discount on a  Sweet 6-Pack of autographed Little Changes as a way to raise funds for Savvy's upcoming fall launches.  

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    Eve_profile.jpgI love seeing how we women band together to change the world. Savvy reflects so much of my own personal beliefs and the conclusions I’ve drawn after years of study. I love that we can share and learn together. It’s not a “my way or the highway” kind of place. Join in.Find your home.You’re always welcome here! 

     ~ Eve Bynum  Founding Savvy Writer 

    Andrea_Fabry_1-185589-edited.jpgMy goal is to encourage every woman to listen to her instincts as she seeks to sort through the complexities surrounding today’s toxic world. I look forward to sharing the Savvy Women’s journey with all of you.

    ~ Andrea Fabry, Author of It Takes Time Blog & Founding Savvy Writer 

     

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    It wasn’t until I sat in on a Savvy Board meeting that I truly understood the complex workings of this amazing organization and the scope of their efforts. I was immediately proud to be part of something so much larger than myself, and a company that I believed would truly change the world. I knew from that day forward that I would take any opportunity to be a part of Savvy again as it was established and grew.

    ~ Julia Condon Founding Savvy Writer 

    I wish I had had a network like this when I started my health and fitness journey. I want to help other women just starting out to cut through the endless pages of Google results, confusing articles, and conflicting information that have lead many to give up or never start. I want to empower women to take their health into their own hands and become aware of what they’re eating and how what they’re eating can change their mood, energy levels, and bodies. As I continue my own journey, I want to share what I’m learning with health, nutrition and other allies that are dedicated to making the world and our bodies a cleaner and healthier place.

    ~ Aimée Suen Founding Savvy Writer