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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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    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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    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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    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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    Amazon Will Donate to Savvy through AmazonSmile

    A good book keeps me balanced. 

    Lately I have been stealing outside to my porch for some 2:00 sunshine.  I curl up on a summer's lounge chair, wrapped in a cocoa-and-camel checked flannel jacket and soak in New England's warmth-n-wind. This is my reboot time. I am re-reading Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable Miracle and loving every stolen minute. How I love her brilliant use of words and her genuine food adventure. I have a serious author crush.  Have you read her  book?  I suggest it for anyone who even slightly loves food. Or eating food. The topic of living for one year off local food creates juicy conversastion for a  book club as well. 

    Speaking of books, Savvy has some great news. 

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    Whoops! Did We Really Forget This Button?

    Just a short seven weeks ago the Savvy Women’s Alliance launched. Thank you for joining us in these wee-early stages – we have nearly 8,5000 views and hundreds enrolled in our 20 Budget Friendly Tips! To this we say hubba-bubba and High Five!

    Except, we forgot One. Crucial. Button. 

    Last week we added the brand spankin’ new shiny SHARE buttons onto our Savvy Blog Post page. Every blog post has them now. Top left corner.

    Just how crucial are these buttons?

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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