CFN – Tracey Valade will be host to the Cornwall site of an international cloth diaper changing event taking place on Saturday, April 21, 2012, the day before Earth Day and during International Cloth Diaper Awareness Week. In its second year with over [250 sites in many countries, The Great Cloth Diaper Change event will attempt to break last year’s Guinness World Record™ of 5,026 cloth diapers changed simultaneously.
“Each year billions of disposable diapers enter landfills where it takes hundreds of years for them to decompose, if ever,” says Heather McNamara, Executive Director of the Real Diaper Association. “Building off the success of last year’s event with 127 locations in five countries, we hope to show the entire world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s modern families, particularly catching the eye of expecting and new parents who may be seeking more planet-friendly and affordable alternatives to disposable diapers.”
To date, there are many mom and baby pairs registered to participate in the Cornwall event, which equates to approximately 25-30 or more people anticipated to be in attendance. The event will take place at 12:00pm at the Ontario Early Years Center SD&G located in Cornwall, in the main playroom.
For more information or to participate in The Great Cloth Diaper Change in Cornwall, please contact Mrs. Valade or visit www.GreatClothDiaperChange.com and click on the map to find information about your local event. The Great Cloth Diaper Change can also be followed on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/GreatClothDiaperChange, and on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/ClothRecord.
About Tracey: Tracey is currently a stay at home mother who is on the verge of opening her own natural parenting store right here in Cornwall. She hoped to have her store open and ready in time for the event to host it herself, however time ran short, so she contacted the Early Years Center to host the event for her and they kindly agreed. Tracey herself is a cloth diapering mother, who has cloth diapers her 15 month old for the last 14 months.
About The Great Cloth Diaper Change: In its second year, The Great Cloth Diaper Change is an international initiative organized with the help of the nonprofit Real Diaper Association designed to show the world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s families. The brainchild of Judy Aagard of Tiny Tots in California, Aagard says she came up with the idea in an effort to host a family event celebrating Earth Day. The Great Cloth Diaper Change has morphed into an exciting Guinness World Record™ breaking event, and in 2011, more than 5,000 babies were changed simultaneously. For more information visit www.GreatClothDiaperChange.com.
This event is part of a larger (and growing) movement to change the way parents think about diapering their babies. Participants may contribute $1 (or more) at any of the North American local event. The money will assist the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Real Diaper Association in their efforts to help families across the U.S. and Canada find and use reusable cloth diapers.