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August 21, 2012

ARE YOU A WASTE FREE PARENT? Workshops on Modern Cloth Nappies and Sustainable Living in New Zealand by The Nappy Lady…

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modern cloth nappies7 August 2012 News Release: The Nappy Lady


Modern cloth nappies are really taking off, and Kate Meads, the Nappy Lady, is taking her knowledge about cloth nappies and sustainable living to parents in 14 New Zealand towns during the next six months.

“Teaching parents about their options for minimising their impact on the environment is my passion, and councils and other organisations are really getting on board to support waste-free parenting as viable and achievable,” Kate explains.

In conjunction with various councils and with the support of many local cloth nappy companies, Kate is running informative workshops on waste-free parenting and modern cloth nappies in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Kawerau, Hastings, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Hawera, Hutt City, Wellington, Dunedin, and Oamaru, and is set for a busy few months in the lead-up to summer.

” More and more councils around NZ are starting to look seriously at minimising the amount of waste they are accepting into their landfills,” Kate says. “Waste-free parenting is about not only minimising your family’s eco footprint, it’s also about teaching parents about sustainable and environmentally conscious options. Cloth nappies are one important component of this, but I also help parents to integrate other waste-minimising activities into their home life, such as composting and recycling.”

At The Nappy Lady workshops, parents and parents-to-be not only learn about the different styles of cloth nappies, they’ll also receive tips and information on what they can do at home to reduce their waste output. What’s more, attendees of the workshops receive a free cloth nappy trial pack to take home, giving them an opportunity to put into action the information they learn.

“There is massive interest in the workshops, and many are sold out weeks in advance,” Kate says. “Parents are hungry for this information and we’re adding more and more workshops to keep up with the demand. It’s great to see the initiative spreading nationwide, and the positive impact waste-free parenting and cloth nappies are having on Kiwi parents.”

modern cloth nappiesKate’s personal goal is to get every family in NZ with children in nappies to use just 1 cloth nappy per day which would prevent 1 million nappies from going into our local landfills every week.

All of the upcoming workshops are listed on The Nappy Lady’s website , or


For interviews, comments or more information, please contact, Kate Meads, The Nappy Lady on (07) 549 2955 or 027 22 11 242 or via email

A full list of workshop dates are included:

Upcoming workshops:

AUCKLAND Saturday 18 August, 10:30am to 12pm
Saturday 25 August, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Monday 17th September, 10am to 11:30am
Tuesday 18th September, 6pm to 7:30pm

HAMILTON Friday 5th October – 6pm – 8pm
ROTORUA Thursday 9 August – 6:30pm to 8:30pm
TAURANGA Saturday 11th August – 10am to 12 noon
Monday 19th November – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
HASTINGS Friday 24 August – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
NEW PLYMOUTH Thursday 6 September – 10:30am to 12:30pm
HAWERA Saturday 7 September – 10am to 12 noon
FEILDING Thursday 16th August – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
PALMERSTON NORTH Saturday 18 August – 10am to 12 noon
Wednesday 7th November 6:30pm – 8:30pm
DUNEDIN Saturday 29th September – 11:30am – 1:30pm

There are other nappy schemes that are in other areas that do not run a workshop.
Check the website ( for more information and to book into any of the upcoming workshops.

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