Lansing companies continue Earth Day celebrations
Posted: Apr 24, 2021 / 11:27 PM EDTUpdated: April 24, 2021 / 11:27 PM EDT
LANSING, Michigan (WLNS) – Mother and Earth Baby Boutique and the Fenner Nature Center each hosted events dedicated to how the community can come together and contribute. Two different events, but the same goal.
The boutique was celebrated by encouraging mothers to learn more about cloth diapers rather than disposable diapers. The nature center also had events throughout the month but focused on mulching today.
At the Mother and Earth Baby Boutique, the mission is to prevent disposable diapers from filling up landfills, to provide affordable and environmentally friendly products.
“The amount of disposable diapers in landfills is astronomical. And so cloth diaper is really great when it comes to protecting the environment and only having it in your home, ”said Melissa Wallick, sales representative.
Alissa Bandet switched to cloth diapers almost two years ago for financial reasons, but is aware of the environmental impact.
“That’s thousands of fewer diapers going to landfill or destination parking lots,” she said.
It is also very inexpensive when compared to disposable diapers.
“If you think of all the money you would spend on single-use items, this is money that is being wasted. And they don’t come in ridiculously cute prints, you don’t get disposable diapers with pigs on them, ”Wallick said.
Gaelle Cassin-Ross says she wants people to at least learn more about cloth diapers, and maybe even just try it out. She says she changes from time to time.
“If you know, you are like me or not me. You can mix the two, whatever works better for your family, ”said Cassin-Ross.
Almost 10 minutes later, a group with the same goal of helping the environment did it differently. By spreading mulch in the Fenner Nature Center.
“It feels really great because it’s really like we’re doing something to help the earth,” said Karen Mitchell, a member of Scout BSA.
A small gesture to help your community move on.
“I really enjoyed it, I thought it was cool to be like this. When people come here to play, I can be like we helped put that mulch,” said Mitchell.