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Monday, May 01, 2006

NEWS: Carnival of the Green #25

Carnival of the GreenAnd so the Carnival of the Green makes its 25th stop at Spiral Vision. Well written, organised and presented with so much great green stuff summarised in one big fat green post. I love the Carnival of the Green :) Does it show?

My pick of this weeks carnival is Frugal For Life's Not as green as Kermit. We just love reality checks over at CityHippy and whilst we seek to celebrate our successes we always remain mindful that most people do not always succeed at being green all of the time, including us.

We must therefore ensure we keep judgmentalism out of our blogging, in our humble opinion. Being judgemental turns the majority away from going green. It makes them feel like they have failed before they have started. We need to embrace them and the way to embrace the mainstream is by remaining an imperfect part of it. Warts and all!

So allow me to continue this reality check trend. I can confess that we tried really hard to use reusable diapers/nappies but they just did not work for us...our little boy had to be changed like 10 times a day...and we just seemed to sink under the weight of laundry and stench. So we compromised and now use biodegradable disposables. More on that soon though.

Fess up people...lets remind the mainstream we are not perfect!

More info about the Carnival of the Green re hosting (2006 now booked up) and posting available here.



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At 8:20 PM, Blogger WaggerMama said...

Hi CH,
Just a note to say don't give up on cloth nappies, we came late to that game (11 mths late!) and it's worth giving them a 2nd try as your boy will change shape and hopefully wee/poo less month by month.

If you're worried about forking out for even more cloth nappies hold the thought that there is a thriving 2nd hand market, so you will recoup some of your cash AND help the environment by recycling.

Much love, Waggermama

PS check out for a very comprehensive list

At 9:49 PM, Blogger City Hippy said...


Interesting point and good to know you can give them a try at any point.

Also nice to know there is a healthy trade in seconds.

Will speak to the wife.




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