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Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

 Now that Earth Day is over, you’d think we’d be all done with the whole “find ways to improve our planet” thing, right? But, nope!

I’m trying to make a concerted effort to MAKE EVERY DAY EARTH DAY. After all, it’s our home 365 days of the year; why just look for ways to help it on ONE day, or one week, or one month?

The good thing is that many of us already make everyday Earth Day. Whether you cloth diaper for an economic reason, environmental cause, cuteness factor, or some other awesome reason, you’re still doing a huge part to help cut back on unnecessary waste. It’s true!

Even if the only environmental choice you make is to cloth diaper, your impact is massive.

MAKE EVERY DAY EARTH DAY
So, since everyday IS Earth Day, I thought it’d be fun to share a round-up of some ways to get your kiddos into … Read More

The Environmental Impact of Cloth Diapers

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In celebration of Earth Day (and, subsequently, Earth Month), we should all take a moment to do a fist pump for, well, ourselves.

You know how environmental naysayers kind of poo-poo (no pun intended) people when they suggest tasks to lessen your footprint? That no matter what you do, it’s not enough? Well, cloth diaper users are killing it in the eco-friendly department.  

Depending on your source, between 18 and 24.7 billion diapers end up in the trash…annually. 
Possibly moreSeriously. 

According to Treehugger.com, an average baby goes through 5,000 – 8,000 diapers during the time before potty-training. “The United States alone produces 18 billion dirty diapers annually, thanks to the eighty percent of parents who use disposables.” This adds up to 82,000 tons of plastic and 1.3 million tons of wood pulp. Picture a forest of 250,000 trees, destroyed.Considering that a diaper “lives” on a child’s bum

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Happy #EarthDay! What changes will you make?

BrennanKendallBabies.Thirsties.42113I think my awareness of taking care of the environment started out by watching the ’90’s TV show Clarissa Explains it All. The main character, Clarissa, always had awesome earrings and crazy bright colors to go with her outfit. One of the episodes was about recycling and reusing waste and for that episode Clarissa (played by actress, Melissa Joan Heart) wore these cool globe earrings. Sigh. Clarissa was so cool; anyways, that’s really when I started taking notice of the environment and the impact I have on it.

Fast forward a couple decades and insert one baby and well, you’ve got quite the dilemma. Now I need to think about the impact I’m making on the environment not only for myself but for my children who will (hopefully) be here longer than I will be. When my husband and I decided to use cloth diapers on our son … Read More