Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Great Cloth Diaper Change

Earth Day is here! But if you're like me, you try to treat everyday like earth day, not only for your family's health, but for future generations as well.

That's why this event is SO awesome - you can do good, get informed and have a little fun at the same time. Here's the low down:

The Great Cloth Diaper Change

Cloth diapers have come a long way in past 10 years, and it’s time to stand up and be noticed. Celebrate Earth Day, by joining the North American and International cloth diaper community on April 23rd, 2011 at 9AM PDT to set the Guinness world record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously. 

While this event will be happening in nearly 400 other locations through out the world, there is one happening right here in our own back yard at the Tree House Social Club in Los Angeles. Come and enjoy a high end raffle, food, beverages and an awesome playground for the kids. Check out the event's facebook page for the specifics.
You'll be doing something good for you and your kids, and if you still have doubts about the benefits of cloth diapers - check out this article from my fav source BabyCenter.

And if all else fails, check out the below statistics from our friends at the Real Diaper Association. The truth is not pretty, but it exists.  Knowledge is power people! 
  • In 1988, over 18 billion diapers were sold and consumed in the United States that year.  Based on our calculations (listed below under "Cost: National Costs"), we estimate that 27.4 billion disposable diapers are consumed every year in the U.S.
  • The instructions on a disposable diaper package advice that all fecal matter should be deposited in the toilet before discarding, yet less than one half of one percent of all waste from single-use diapers goes into the sewage system.
  • Over 92% of all single-use diapers end up in a landfill.
  • In 1988, nearly $300 million dollars were spent annually just to discard disposable diapers, whereas cotton diapers are reused 50 to 200 times before being turned into rags.

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