We’re pleased to announce the winner of our Pin to Inspire contest! It was really a lot of fun browsing through the inspiring Pinterest boards our community put together and picking just one winner was tough. So we’ve decided to announce our grand prize winner (the winner of a $100 Gift Certificate for bynature.ca) as well as 2 runner-ups. Our runner-ups will each receive a set of 2 Itzy Ritzy reusable snack bags for their contribution towards Inspiring Change.
My philosophy towards eco living is that every individual can make a difference. Do as much as you comfortably can and never stress about the occasional lapse in “greeness”–like using a paper towel to soak up bacon grease (p.s. if anyone has a better way, I am dying to know). My family does what we can; like composting, cloth diapering, using cloth instead of paper and making our own natural household products. Hopefully this board will inspire you make a few changes in your life!
The contest is easy. You make a Pinterest board and call it “Inspiring Change.” We have a list of 20 things your board needs to include, such as a nature-inspired children’s bedroom, a small vegetable garden, and your favourite reusable item. Once your board is ready and you’ve added the #ByNature.ca #Pin2Inspire hashtags, submit your entry before Saturday, March 31st.
The winning board will be selected based on: uniqueness, creativity, and content. Pins that inspire conversations will stand out. Winner will receive a $100 Gift Card to use at bynature.ca.
Are you ready? Pinterest is a service by invitation. Request an invitation from any user or from Pinterest directly. Or, pop over the the Parent by Nature Facebook group and let us know that you need an invitation.
Most of all, have fun with this. We’ve seen so many inspirational images on Pinterest. Let that creative energy flow through your board and let’s inspire change together.
This afternoon we announced the winner of our Why Cloth Diapers contest. This contest was so much fun to organize, and it really sounded as though the participants had fun putting their videos together. A great big thank you to all who participated and took the time to show the world why YOU choose cloth diapers.
This environmental engineer, TheBubbleLush, has been video blogging her pregnancy, including her decision to use cloth diapers once the baby is born this coming fall. She is clear about her opinions and her experience, and she welcomes educated discussion. In nearly 9 minutes, she covers a lot of ground.
I’ve been paying more attention to cloth diaper videos since the byNature.ca Why Cloth Diapers Video Challenge opened. There are so many videos of parents, business owners, and many others who share interesting information and funny stories about cloth diapers.
What are your favorite cloth diapering videos?
Which videos do you think are most effective in helping parents choose cloth diapers?
Cloth Diapers as an Environmentally Friendly choice
Cloth Diapers as an Economical choice
Cloth Diapers as an Easy to Use choice
Cloth Diapers as a Fun and Fashionable choice
All entries will be added to the growing gallery of cloth diaper videos on WhyClothDiapers.com. The videos can be funny, animated, serious, music videos, brand specific. Stretch your imagination to make any video that grabs attention and puts it on cloth diapers.
Right now you can see a few example videos, including the video above: the mysterious Kissaluv in action as it gathers the toys in a playroom dance. Why the dance through the baby’s room? I’m not sure! It doesn’t matter. The videos don’t have to make a LOT of sense as long as they inspire people to use reusable cloth diapers.