Great Cloth Diaper Change - Edmonton Canada
Event Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Event Time: 9am - 12pm MST (Change happens at exactly 11am MST)
Event Location: Gateway Alliance Church - 13931 140 Street, Edmonton
Join us April 20, 2013, as we aim to break the Guinness Book 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 2013 and show the world that cloth diapers are cool again!
There are a few rules to keep in mind:
- Arrive on time – Doors open at 9am (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 that must be able to be commercially available. This means any cloth diaper you can purchase online or in a store, or rent from a diaper service. Unfortunately, homemade diapers that are not commercially available cannot be used. This is a very strict rule from Guinness World Records. 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)
Please bring $1 (or more) as a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. We will also have a silent auction, so please bring cash if you intend to bid. All proceeds benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada as well. You may also bring gently used cloth diapers to be donated to the cloth diaper bank for low-income Edmonton families, Babies in Cloth.
WHY GREAT CLOTH DIAPER CHANGE?
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 20th, 2013 at 11am to break the world record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously right here in Edmonton, Canada! Last year 5026 babies were changed into a cloth diaper at exactly the same time worldwide. 106 of those babies were in Edmonton! Let's help break the world record, and break the record for our city!
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 21, 2012. 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) 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, increasing numbers of parents are choosing reusable diapers, thereby literally cutting their household waste in half.