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Moms Talk: Going Green as a Family

Becoming more earth-friendly doesn't have to be a one-person mission. This week our Moms Council wants to know how you get your whole family involved in earth-saving efforts.

Going green as a family. That's possible, right?

This week our is curious to see how North Canton families are earth-friendly and how parents teach their kids about the importance of the tried-and-true slogan "reduce, reuse, recycle."

We think this discussion is especially timely because of the emergence of , a local group headed by (also ). 

So, tell us: How have you gone green and included your family in the process? 

Christina Weyrick-Cooper July 14, 2011 at 10:36 AM
I highly recommend the book Above All Be Kind by Zoe Weil. It goes beyond just green living and into kindness and compassion, but has wonderful ideas and suggestions for explaining the importance of green living to children. http://humaneeducation.org/sections/view/above_all_be_kind
Emily Chesnic July 15, 2011 at 05:20 AM
As a mother of newborn, I am considering switching to cloth diapers. Does anyone have a recommended brand and tips for doing so? My husband is against this idea but in the end I think it is a smart decision for the environment and the wallet. I think we all need to do our part and can do better at it. At least, we can in our houshold!
Christina Weyrick-Cooper July 15, 2011 at 12:32 PM
Emily-we used Fuzzi Bunz when we cloth diapered 3 yrs ago. I'd highly recommend going to The Breastfeeding Center in Massillon and looking at the selection there. SO much easier to decide when you can actually see and touch the diapers. www.thebreastfeedingcenter.com
Laura Z. July 15, 2011 at 01:06 PM
I agree with Christina. Different diapers work differently on different babies... does that make sense? We have used FuzziBunz, BumGenius, prefolds, and Kawaii baby. The Kawaii being our favorite (mostly because they are very inexpensive!) Most cloth diapers are just as easy as disposables... only much cheaper and way better for the environment. Hope this helps! Good luck!
Emily Chesnic July 16, 2011 at 01:31 AM
Thank you both for this helpful information...You gave me a lot to look into!

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