Great Cloth Diaper Change - Edmonton Canada
Event Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Event Time: 10am - 2pm MST (Change happens at exactly 11am MST)
Event Location: Caernarvon Community Hall
Join us April 22, 2017, as we aim to break the World Record set in 2011 for the most babies changed into a cloth diaper at one time! The record setting event took place worldwide, and of the 5026 babies changed, 106 were here in Edmonton! In 2012, we challenged the world record and 8251 babies were changed around the globe! Help us break the world record in 2017 and show the world that cloth diapers are cool again!
This is a fun community event with activities for kids, vendors, and a photo booth. Join us for the main event and also to have a great time socializing and
enjoying a wonderful family atmosphere.
There are a few rules to keep in mind:
- Arrive on time – Doors open at 10:00 am (the Great Diaper Change will occur at exactly 11am).
- For this record, each baby must be changed from a cloth or disposable diaper into a reusable cloth diaper or cloth trainer. Unlike past years, the cloth diaper CAN be homemade. It does not matter if baby is wearing a cloth or disposable diaper prior to the change.
- All babies and toddlers must be 39 inches or shorter.
- Each baby must be paired with exactly one adult participant that is over the age of 18.
- Please remember your ticket (emailed to you upon registration)
You may also bring gently used cloth diapers to be donated to the cloth diaper bank for low-income Edmonton families, Cloth For a Cause.
WHY GREAT CLOTH DIAPER CHANGE?
Awareness! Cloth diapers have come a long way in past 10 years, and it’s time to stand up and be noticed. Celebrate Earth Day by joining the North American and International cloth diaper community on April 23rd, 2016 at 11am to break the world record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously right here in Edmonton, Canada! Let's help break the world record, and break the record for our city! Bringing awareness is the first step in making change. The Great Cloth Diaper Change helps to change the world one diaper at a time.
There are approximately 312,152,800 children under the age of 2 in the world. If even half of them use single-use, throwaway diapers, 867,000 diapers will enter landfills during the ONE MINUTE it will take to change diapers at the Great Cloth Diaper Change. At least 39,000 tons of diaper waste (representing
enough diapers to go all the way to the moon if laid out) would enter landfills THAT DAY ALONE.
In the U.S. and Canada, nearly 90% of babies are diapered in disposable diapers, meaning 60,000 diapers will enter landfills during the ONE MINUTE we’ll be changing diapers on April 23, 2016. It is estimated to take 250-500 years for disposable diapers to decompose so those diapers, along with all the other ones
that have ever been used, will be there for a long time. (NOTE ALSO: in addition to the contribution to landfill, consider all the natural resources (trees, petroleum etc), as well the chemicals used in the manufacture of billions of throwaway diapers.)
Just as people are rejecting single-use plastic water bottles and grocery bags in favor of reusable versions, an increasing number of parents are choosing reusable diapers, thereby literally cutting their household waste in half.