A new Melbourne mum is encouraging others to consider nappy alternatives
Meaghan has used a combination of reusable and disposable nappies since her first child, Chloe, was born 7 months ago and now she is hoping to encourage others to think about the alternatives.
Participants in the trial will use a combination of disposable and resuable nappies with the aim of comparing cost, ease of use, convenience and environmental impact of the disposable and cloth nappies and then passing on this info to new parents.
The difficult question – HOW do you get the info ‘out there’?
Meaghan tells PWF the local Maternal Health Centers will be the major ‘vehicle’ for getting the info distributed. She thinks the council plans to put a sheet together with the results, to be handed to new parents, and follow up the trial with a press release to the local papers.
Interested parents – and other communities around Oz? – can contact Meaghan via eamil, email@example.com, visit The Environment Shop at 221 High Street, Northcote, or ring Emma Hopkins at the Darebin Council on 03 8470 8405.
Local action like this – and the Eco-renovation Network – all make so much sense to me. The findings of a local group stand a pretty good chance of ‘reaching’ and influencing people….things just seem more ‘believable’ if they’ve happened right in your own backyard, don’t you think? These are certainly areas where local government, local groups and possibly Neighbourhood Houses could really contribute to a sustainable future???