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Greening Babies

Our little boy is arriving end Jan 2012. I am wondering what to do about nappies and came across the following stats

6000: The number of diapers the average baby uses before potty training.

200 to 500: Years it takes petroleum-based disposable diapers to decompose.

49 million: The number of disposable diapers used per day in the United States; Australia uses 2.2 million, Japan uses 6.7 million, and the U.K. uses 9 million.

53 percent: A home-washed cloth diaper has only 53 percent of the ecological footprint of disposables, and a diaper laundry service has a mere 37 percent of that footprint.

$1.4 billion per year: The estimated amount of money Americans spend on complicated births due to smoking while pregnant.
(http://www.treehugger.com/htgg/how-to-go-green-babies.html)

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Twitter Updates

  • Having lots of fun with structure going up over the caravan.(thanks Mikael and Andgie the two architecture volunteers) 6 years ago
  • Andgie and Mikael made rice milk. I had home made rice milk chocolate. Yum. 6 years ago
  • Experimenting with blanket cooking and bottling beans. 6 years ago
  • Erin is making ripples into the community with her circle garden concept. 6 years ago
  • John has changed the soil scape of the garden with loads of 'the shit' 6 years ago

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