My Green Nappy Discovering Modern Cloth Nappies and Eco-Friendly Disposable Nappies

August 2, 2011

Modern Cloth Nappy Sites: Our Planet Matters to You – How?

Our Planet Matters to people in different ways. We each do our own little things to make a difference.

Let’s focus in on what our guests say matters to them the most about the environment at the moment. What matters to our guests who have modern cloth nappy sites? Below are excepts from one of the questions answered by many of our guests. I thought I’d compile them into a series as they are thoughtful and interesting. The link will take you to their site or shop, the logo to their full guest post.

Our Planet Matters! Tell us your perspective on the environment – any aspect! What concerns you the most?

Chris of Baby Bullfrogs says:

Our Planet worries me so much every day – especially seeing our little ones so young and what will it all be like when they have families of their own.

Saving the planet seems like such a daunting task, I believe many people disregard the seriousness of it all simply because it all seems just too hard. The reality is that it all starts with one little task and grows from there. There are so many little ways to help the environment. Teaching our kids the importance of this is paramount. I know there is so much more I could be doing to help save our planet – there is always something more we can and should do!

Just one baby in cloth nappies for 2 years saves such a huge amount of landfill – and that is just one little bottom doing their share! Imagine if all the little bottoms in the world wore cloth ! It all has to start somewhere.

Alisha of Baby Safari says:

My concern about the environment is that it is being treated like a consumable rather than a treasure we must protect. I am concerned with the amount of waste the average person produces. I love the idea of people just changing one aspect of their life to be more environmentally conscious, such as the Green Nappy Initiative.

Amanda of Sweet Bubba Eco Store says:

My concern about the environment is that it is being treated like a consumable rather than a treasure we must protect. I am concerned with the amount of waste the average person produces. I love the idea of people just changing one aspect of their life to be more environmentally conscious, such as the Green Nappy Initiative.

Hollie of B Cheeks says:

Did you know all disposable nappies take over 300 years to decompose?
For each 2.5 years a child is in nappies over 700kg of disposable nappy waste is produced from just the one child.

Little Bear Bums

Catherine of Little Bear Bums says:

Having spent years working with animals and specifically in Zoo’s I have always been aware of environmental issues and the impact we have on it. When I found out I was pregnant I started looking into cloth nappies – I was determined to use cloth like my mom had with me – but after practising on teddy bears folding and pining nappies, I decided there had to be a better way. I was pleasantly surprised to find out about Modern Cloth nappies. I love them, they are quick easy and environmentally friendly. I recommend them to everyone. There is now no excuse for there to be so many disposable nappies building up in our landfills when modern nappies are as easy to use as disposables.

Upsy Baby

Penny of Upsy Baby says:

When my 2nd child came along, we noticed that we were struggling to get what little household rubbish we had into our garbage bin. It was amazing how many disposable nappies were going to landfill from our household alone! I did my research and was saddened by what I found out. How many nappies get used each and every year, how many trees are felled to make disposable nappies and the list just kept going on. It was very sad.

Tail Endz Modern Cloth Nappies

Megan of Tail Endz says:

I love the concept of cloth nappies because they are such an easy way to make an environmental difference. It is quite satisfying as you hang the nappies on the line knowing you didn’t cause too much landfill today! I also would love to be sustainable. At the moment I just do the chooks, compost, vegie garden thing but would eventually love to be a bit more adventurous.

And our comment question is the same:

Tell us your perspective on the environment – any aspect! What concerns you the most?

Meet Our Guests
– This is a regular feature of My Green Nappy in which family friendly sites are invited to contribute a post about their website. You’ll discover a bit about their ideas, specialties, what motivated their passion and what concerns them about the environment at the moment.
Find out more about our guests…

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March 29, 2011

Maternity and Parenting Sites: Our Planet Matters to You – How?

Our Planet Matters to people in different ways. We each do our own little things to make a difference.

Let’s focus in on what our guests say matters to them the most about the environment at the moment. What matters to our guests who have maternity and parenting sites?

Our Planet Matters! Tell us your perspective on the environment – any aspect! What concerns you the most?

MUMmediaTara, the creator of MUMmedia, says:

My concern is apathy. I talk to so many people who turn a blind eye when it comes to our personal impact on the environment. I think we all have to take responsibility for our part to ensure it is protected for our children. Using cloth nappies is a great start!

My Belly

Miranda, the owner of My Belly, says:

My Belly supports the environment by using cloth nappies (they are so easy, why wouldn’t you?), reducing waste and recycling what waste is produced and most importantly for me is conserving water. After living in Western Australia you become quite water wise but those in New Zealand just think it will never be a problem for them. The way there are continual rolling droughts all over the country year after year, the hydro dams are either shockingly high or power-cuttingly low the folks of New Zealand should listen to their western neighbours about ways they can improve their water usage or they will end up in a similar situation all too soon!

Breastmates

Frances, the owner of Breastmates says:

Well this is a really good question. Before we started our family, I used to be an Environmental Engineer and worked at a consultancy. The thing that concerns me most for the environment, is the throw-away society that we are.

And our comment question is the same:

Tell us your perspective on the environment – any aspect! What concerns you the most?

Meet Our Guests
– This is a regular feature of My Green Nappy in which family friendly sites are invited to contribute a post about their website. You’ll discover a bit about their ideas, specialties, what motivated their passion and what concerns them about the environment at the moment.
Find out more about our guests…

P.S. Are you registered to play in our regular nappy giveaways?
Be sure to sign up to have your chance to WIN a free modern cloth nappy for your baby!

Thank you to My Green Nappy’s Sponsoring Partners:

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March 7, 2011

Following the Cloth Nappy Road… What’s the Next Step in Green Living For Mums Using Cloth Nappies?

Following the Cloth Nappy Road… What is Next?

What has using modern nappies introduced you to? New friends, textile crafts, sewing, reusable cups, online forums, a home based business…?

Far more often than not, mums begin with disposable nappies, find them expensive, google something like ‘non disposable nappies’, ‘disposable nappy alternative’ or ‘washable  or reusable nappy’, then discover modern nappies!

They buy a few secondhand, get addicted, build a stash, and also learn about other concepts to help them save more, be more natural in their approach or have a smaller environmental impact, or simply meet like-minded souls! For today’s topic we’ve asked our Nappy WAHM’s about what using modern cloth nappies had in turn introduced them to.

I’m pleased to have contributions from many friends of My Green Nappy included in this article. We have Emma from Brindabella Baby, Melinda from Avanappy, Mel from Little Para Pants, Louise from Scamps Boutique, Eva from Oz Baby Trends, Kyra of Bubbalooba, Cassandra from New Age Nappies, Annette from Iish Fly, Michelle from Issy Bear Nappies, Alisha from Baby Safari, Cindy from Ticklefish Tots, Ashley from Cheeky Creations, Carli from MiniLaLa, Tracey from Flattery, Bec from Baby Chilli, Julie from Cloth For Comfort, Chris from Baby Bullfrogs, Kate from Nappy Days, Sasha from Green Kids, Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products, Karen from Baby Blossom.

Let’s see what they have to say:

“What has using modern cloth nappies introduced you to? (in addition to an addictive cloth nappy collecting hobby)”

Emma Davidson of Brindabella Baby:

It has helped me become more aware of the total life cycle of all sorts of things I use in my everyday life. For example, kitchen cleaning cloths, face and sticky hands wipes, tissues, toothbrushes, pens and pencils…

Switching to reusable cloth nappies was the first step in my journey to becoming more aware of my own carbon footprint, and that of my children.

Melinda of Avanappy:

Cloth pads & menstrual cups (feminine hygiene products)

Mel of Little Para Pants:
Cloth pads.  I found out about them while researching cloth nappies during my first pregnancy.

Louise of Scamps Boutique, NZ:

A fabric addiction, I love fabrics when I never did before kids!
Eva of Oz Baby Trends:
Cloth feminine care products.
Kyra of Bubbalooba:
Since starting to use cloth nappies, I have been introduced to more and more ideas of green living, which is something that I am getting more passionate about with each day. Many of the modern cloth nappy sites I have visited have green tips or products, it is so inspiring!

Cassandra of New Age Nappies:

I’ve been introduced to like minded people and the opportunity to work from home doing something I love and am passionate about.

Annette of Iish Fly:

It has introduced an addictive habbit of being obsessive about being environmental. I use very little chemicals in cleaning and have returned to natural products such as vinegar and bi-carb, recycle almost everything, be water wise, and sold my car.

Michelle of Issy Bear Nappies:

Teaching my older children about reuse, recycle.

Cindy from Ticklefish Tots:

A lot of other homemade and handmade hobbies!! 🙂

It has rekindled my love of crocheting and knitting, and introduced to me MOO GOO! lol!

Ashley of Cheeky Creations:

I’ve made a lot of friends on various forums because we all share a passion for cloth nappies.

Carli from MiniLaLa:

Cloth wipes – they do go hand in hand, but they are fabulous! I especially love my velour wipes – so deliciously soft!

Tracey from Flattery:

The way I dress my baby is different to parents who use disposables – for me the nappy is the outfit for people who use disposables the outfit is the bit that covers the nappy.

Bec from Baby Chilli:

Collecting material. I have way too much!

Julie from Cloth For Comfort:

A fantastic group of other modern cloth nappy addicts; we meet monthly in Brunswick (Melbourne) and share our great ideas, stashes, problems, experiences and successes with using modern nappies. We also strongly encourage those new to MCN to join us for a casual morning tea in an environment suitable for children. I have made some lovely friendships through this group.
I also openly offer to teach anyone who is keen to make their own nappies, as long as they are willing to come to my house once my children are asleep. I do this to give back to the community that gave me so much help when I first started.
Chris from Baby Bullfrogs:
I think I may be in the minority here but I never really got addicted to cloth nappy collecting – for me it was the designing and making of the nappies I got addicted to!
Both my kiddies stash is really quite dismal and we work with a small and sufficient amount of cloth nappies – all the pretties seem to go to customers!
Kate from Nappy Days:
Recycling, worm farming and vege gardening.
Alisha of Baby Safari:
I also developed an addiction to cloth menstrual pads!

Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products:

A fabric addiction.
Karen from Baby Blossom:
My cloth nappy obsession has led me to more natural products not only on my children but around my house. Everything from cleaning products to skin care.

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3 Recommended Resources:

  1. Alternative feminine hygiene choices.
  2. Nappy making fabrics and materials.
  3. Creative Kids at Home

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What was the next stop on your Modern Cloth Nappy road?

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August 21, 2010

Greenwashing Alert! Deceptively Disposable Nappies?

What’s 1 aspect of disposable nappies that you find is often ‘green washed’ in the minds of the general public?

“Disposable Nappies” – as we know, they aren’t – they sit around in landfill for decades, and more.

What is greenwashing, and does it get applied to disposable nappies?

In a society that’s increasingly aware of its own negative impact on the natural world, it’s no surprise corporations compete for consumer approval by promoting themselves as environmentally friendly or green. Such promotions might be as simple as sprinkling product packaging with leafy logos or as involved as publicizing investments in emerging technologies. Organizations spend billions of dollars each year in an attempt to convince consumers that their operations have a minimal impact on the environment. But can you believe the claims? How much environmental marketing is simply greenwashing?

For today’s topic we’ve asked our Nappy WAHM’s about the perceptions of the general public when it comes to disposable nappies and the green movement. “Green washing” is alive and well, and the myths quickly permeate general knowledge, but are often just a case of creative advertising and clever marketing, not environmental care at all…

I’m pleased to have contributions from many friends of My Green Nappy included in this article. We have Emma from Brindabella Baby, Melinda from Avanappy, Mel from Little Para PantsLouise from Scamps BoutiqueEva from Oz Baby Trends, Inge from Earth KidzCassandra from New Age Nappies, Annette from Iish Fly, Michelle from Issy Bear NappiesAlisha from Baby Safari, Cindy from Ticklefish TotsAshley from Cheeky Creations, Carli from MiniLaLa, Tracey from Flattery, Bec from Baby Chilli,  Julie from Cloth For Comfort, Chris froBaby Bullfrogs, Kate from Nappy DaysMichelle from Sustainable Hemp Products, and Karen from Baby Blossom.

Greenwashing as a term was originally related to a hotel chain that made claims about being eco-friendly in the way their towels were washed, yet it was found to be nothing more than a promotional ploy!  According to Wikipaedia:

The term is generally used when significantly more money or time has been spent advertising being green (that is, operating with consideration for the environment), rather than spending resources on environmentally sound practices.

Let’s see what they have to say:

“What’s 1 aspect of using disposable nappies that you find is often ‘green washed’ in the minds of the general public?”

Emma of Brindabella Baby:

It’s OK because they make biodegradable disposables now.” Green wash – most people don’t use biodegradables. Of those who do, most use the ones readily available in supermarkets that are only 70% biodegradable – so there’s still a large quantity of nappy not breaking down in landfill. And even if you use a 100% biodegradable nappy, it won’t break down in landfill if it’s in a non-biodegradable plastic bag.

Melinda of Avanappy:

The chemical makeup of the absorbency layers.
Mel of Little Para Pants:
I keep hearing about the study that found cloth nappies use more water than disposables.  I think the study was assuming that you’re always washing your full stash at the same time.  I don’t know about anyone else, but the only time that’s ever happened here was before my son was born and he wasn’t wearing any yet!

Eva of Oz Baby Trends:

Eco Disposable brands. They still take a long time break down and only then under the right conditions. No matter how eco-friendly they might be (compared to normal disposables), they are still contributing to our disposable culture.
Inge of Earth Kidz:
That they are breathable. Duh, try putting plastic underwear on yourself!

Cassandra of New Age Nappies:

No worse than cloth re water use etc.

Annette of Iish Fly:

That using disposable saves on water in Australia’s arid environment. I find a baby in nappies tends to add an extra 2 loads a week, which in a front loader is around an extra 40-60 L a week, which is less than 1% of the average households water consumption. Another aspect  it promotes is that “It is ok to send hazardous body waste to landfill!

Michelle of Issy Bear Nappies:

The words ‘eco-friendly‘.’

Cindy from Ticklefish Tots:

Well, no mention of the hundreds of years a disposable nappy takes to break down is certainly one thing …. Do you think companies who thrive from the sale of disposable nappies would stay in business if they publicised the fact that their product was not as eco-friendly as they would have us believe?

Carli from MiniLaLa:

Lots of people argue that cloth nappies use so much water, without realising how much water (amongst other things) goes into the production of disposables.

Tracey from Flattery:

There was a study done into the environmental impact of disposables/cloth (they came out on par with each other) the thing that frustrates me is that this study was carried out when cloth nappies were terry cloth squares – that required soaking in napisan (which is not used for nappies now) and water usage was based on pre-soaking and water guzzling top loaders and electricity usage included drying in a dryer not on the line!

Bec from Baby Chilli:

The amount of water it takes to make disposable nappies, plus of course the crude oil, trees and plastic consumption that goes into each and every disposable nappy.
Julie from Cloth For Comfort:
I have found speaking with hundreds of people in my experience at the markets, one aspect which is ‘green washed’ is the amount of water used in the making of disposable nappies compared to cloth. I can understand this from the point of view of those who have not had any education regarding modern cloth nappies as the clever disposable nappy marketing campaigns can insinuate that less water is used in the making of disposable nappies.
Although this is true for only one nappy, it is much more when you add up the thousands of disposable nappies used for each child compared to the environmentally sustainable crops such as bamboo which is commonly used in modern cloth nappies and also the water it takes to wash and clean the nappies too!
Chris from Baby Bullfrogs:
Just how toxic the chemicals are that are used in them – blerghh!
Kate from Nappy Days:
That disposables are actually really good for the environment and that parents need to be more worried about spending time with their baby instead of doing mountains of washing.
Alisha of Baby Safari:
They think they are saving water by using them, the don’t think of the water that has been used to manufacture the nappies.
Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products:

Marketing not focusing on the negatives like landfill and pollution problems and chemical usage in manufacture.
Karen from Baby Blossom:
Disposable are biodegradable. Although many parts of a disposable may be, wrap it in plastic and put it in landfill.
It still takes hundreds of years to break down.

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3 Recommended Resources about Greenwashing and reducing the impact of using disposables :

  1. Greenwatch: All you need to know about Greenwashing.
  2. “The Six Sins of Greenwashing.”
  3. Make your eco disposables more environmentally friendly by emptying them.

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April 2, 2010

Our Planet Matters: Coral People – Underwater sculptures used to protect the reefs

Dive Into Art!

I was looking at Eco Ideas Net, which I talked about last week, and found this great story. Jason De Caires Taylor has created an underwater sculpture park in Cancun. He takes full-size casts of local people and turns them into installation art which is a tourist attraction for divers as well as a way to educated the wider community about the issues represented. 400 scupltures will be installed by the end of the project.

The artist has a website about his artwork called Underwater Sculpture which you can also visit to see more of his work.

Vicissitudes - 26 Statues, Depth 4.5 metres, West Indies

This sculpture, called ‘Vicissitudes’, was the one that caught my eye first. Symbolically, it says a range of things to me – the people are in a circle holding hands – so, working together to protect that which they are made of – in this case – materials that support coral growth. They are facing outwards, giving the impression that they are protecting the reef, as they are also looking in many directions at once. Thirdly, they are children or young people – saying to me something about protecting this fragile underwater environment for future generations, as well as teaching children about the importance of these eco-systems to the bio-diversity of Earth.

I also think about the casts taken from the hollows of Pompeii and remember the time my Mum did a clay cast of me and how at that time I discovered I did not enjoy being immobilised under clay, especially when a spider walked past. I have however had my preggy belly cast since then, but not my face – no siree! I can’t imagine having a full body cast done…

Cancun’s famous coral reef is under environmental stress because of its popularity among divers. These underwater sculptures draw divers away from the reef. The sculptures are made of special materials that promote growth of new coral.

You can see the underwater world starting to consume the sculptures...

As someone with an art background, I thought the idea of sculptures displayed underwater was a very clever way to draw attention to the plight of our global coral reefs. There is a whole range of scultures scattered around the area for the divers to explore and find, keeping them away from the sensitive reefs in the area.

Here’s the comment I added to the article:

I like the idea of using art in a functional way like this to draw attention to the plight of the coral reefs. That they become part of the system and contribute to promoting more coral growth is great – scuttled ships have been used this way for years, what a great idea to create another form of diving experience for underwater tourists to explore!

There is also a short video about the story, showing a range of sculptures. I’d certainly recommend checking out the gallery at his website, Underwater Sculpture.

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A question for you about these underwater sculptures:

Looking at ‘Vicissitudes’, what does it make you think of?

January 1, 2010

Thinking Green? Which Environmental Issue Concerns You the Most?

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb

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So many Environmental Issues are effecting our Earth

Which environmental issue concerns you the most as a parent?

Air pollution, shrinking ice caps, fresh water resources, population pressure, global warming, the ‘disposable’ mindset, loss of biodiversity, habitats, damage to ecosystems, and more pressures on our only planet…

For today’s topic we’ve asked our Nappy Doula’s which environmental issue they are most concerned about at the moment.

I’m pleased to have contributions from many friends of My Green Nappy included in this article. We have Emma from Brindabella Baby, Melinda from Avanappy, Mel from Little Para Pants, Louise from Scamps Boutique, Eva from Oz Baby Trends, Kyra of Bubbalooba, Cassandra from New Age Nappies, Alisha from Baby Safari, Annette from Iish Fly, Michelle from Issy Bear Nappies, Cindy from Ticklefish Tots, Ashley from Cheeky Creations, Carli from MiniLaLa, Tracey from Flattery, Bec from Baby Chilli, Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products, Kelleigh from Miracle Baby, Julie from Cloth For Comfort, Peggy from Fluffy Bubs , Kate from Nappy Days, and Sasha from Green Kids.

– Thank you for your thoughtful contributions,

Charndra

Let’s see what they have to say:

“What Environmental Issue Is Of Most Concern To You Right Now?”

Emma of Brindabella Baby:
The use of chemicals and water irrigation to grow food and fibre crops really worries me. These practices contribute to pollution run-off in waterways, mis-use of our previous water resources, and health problems for workers (and consumers, in the case of food crops in particular).
With so many eco-friendly fibre alternatives – hemp, bamboo, and organic cotton for example – modern cloth nappies are a better way to use water resources. For example, lots of water and chemicals are used to produce single-use disposable nappies – but it takes on average only 1L of water to wash a cloth nappy, and the original fibre crop can be grown without irrigation or chemicals.

Melinda of Avanappy:

Shrinking Ice Caps, Loss of Habitats & Eco systems.
Mel of Little Para Pants:
The disposable mindset.  All those cheaply made single-use products have to go to landfill, and there’s only so much space available.

Louise of Scamps Boutique, NZ:

The amount of rubbish humans create and exactly what is going to happen as the worlds population increases
Eva of Oz Baby Trends:

Landfill. I think we’re seeing a reduction in disposable use in countries like the UK where space is at a premium, but here in Australia, people are still very blasé about it because we have the space.

Kyra of Bubbalooba:

Currently I have been trying to use less and less disposable items – it just amazes me how much waste people create! I am in the process of making handkerchiefs, reusable dish cloths, …I’m a bit of a hoarder, so I hate to throw things out!

Cassandra of New Age Nappies:

Gosh….. Shrinking ice caps…

Annette of Iish Fly:

As I have relocated to Goulburn in the last 12 months, the recent drought has changed the way I think about water. Water conservation is the biggest concern I have at this point in time. The second would be the 2 disposible nappies I buried in my garden 2.5 years ago, and dig up from time to time to see if they have decomposed at all. 2.5 years later they still are there and still have yet to decompose even by (More than willing to supply photos)

Michelle of Issy Bear Nappies:

Land fill with all those smelly disposable nappies!

Alisha of Baby Safari:
Water Resources are a big concern of mine, the thought of low water storages and people wasting it on washing pavements etc just saddens me. Population pressure and pollution come a very close second.. and third!

Cindy from Ticklefish Tots:

The disposable mindset and landfill issues…

Ashley of Cheeky Creations:
Global warming is of the most concern to me. I’m also really concerned with the amount of waste we produce.

Carli from MiniLaLa:

Absolutely global warming and it’s effects. The extreme weather which in so many ways directly affects the Earth that we are leaving for our children.

Tracey from Flattery:

All of the above – modern society is so irresponsible – just making the quickest easiest choice and damn the consequences…

Bec from Baby Chilli:

Pollution, air and ground,  water resources and global warming…
Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products:
All of the above!
Kelleigh from Little Miracles:
I have three.
One is our throw away / disposable society. It is easy to keep replacing things that probably don’t need replacing and therefore putting a strain on resources and the Earth it is disposed in.
The second is pollution from cars and factories which does affect health, and may be affecting climate change.
The third is how reliable we are on shopping for all of our food, when we could be growing some of our own. Even a small garden can grow plenty of fruit and vege. Maybe by growing more of our own food we could be eating more natural foods, and perhaps having a hand in reducing global food shortages.
Julie from Cloth for Comfort:
My key concern is the consumption of our natural resources for the sake of convenience.
Peggy from Fluffy Bubs:
I think the biggest issue at the moment is global warming. How can it not be? The weather is crazy and unpredictable, and it has been proven that each year is getting ‘warmer’ than the next.
Kate from Nappy Days:
Landfills filling up fast – we can all see it is happening but some are continuing to turn a blind eye and keep pretending that everything will sort itself out……or some couldn’t care less gthey just keep chucking everything out in the trash and continue to buy everything triple wrapped for freshness.
Sasha of Green Kids:
It is difficult to choose one issue, but I guess a sweeping way of describing what concerns me is sustainability. As a society we have become used to waste and excess, and I am concerned about how long the earth will be able to keep up, especially with the rapidly increasing population. Whether we are talking about energy, water, resources or farming practices, I think it is really important that we all start making the tough decisions, rather than just the quick and easy/cheap solution, so we can ensure that the earth is still a nice place to live in the future.

All the little things add up...

You can see that everyone shares in the concern for our world, particularly as we will be leaving it for our precious families. I know I have a simmering feeling of worry over the many issues, which changes as I learn more about what is going on around the world. Right now I think the environmental issue that bothers me the most is water – I think access to water is a massive issue, and have read in more than one place that Water will be one of the biggest issues during the lifetime of our children. That there will be conflict over water more than oil! A sobering thought.

Thank you to all our nappy doula’s for their contributions,

P.S There is a question at the bottom of each of these features. Join in the conversation and share your own experiences and stories with us…

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This is part of a regular series of articles that offer you an insight into the beliefs, concerns, knowledge and wisdom of Mums making and selling modern cloth nappies in Australia and New Zealand.

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3 Recommended Resources to Discover More about Environmental Issues are:

1. Do the Green Thing – 7 Things You Can Do to Lead a Greener Life.

2. Planet Green – Solutions-oriented tips to help you make your life a little (or a lot) greener.

3. Resources for Sustainable Living: Australia – Sustainable Living Foundation New Zealand – Sustainable Living

A Question for You About Environmental Issues:

Which environmental issue concerns you the most as a parent?

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