REAL DIAPER ASSOCIATION NEWS: Volume 9,  15 April 2005

"Ask Me About Cloth Diapers" - RDA Earth Day 2005 Campaign.  The Real Diaper Association celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Earth Day with the start-up of our "Ask Me About Cloth Diapers" campaign.  InGainesville, FL meeting - Talk & Swap Cloth Diapers conjunction with Earth Day Network's "Protect Our Children and Our Future" theme, this campaign will equip YOU, the EXPERT, with the resources, tips, and tools to educate your local community towards the use of cloth diapers on Earth Day, April 22nd, and beyond.  Download your full resource kit now, or pick and choose from the various advocacy tools available on our site as needed.  Please contact us if you need Press Quality graphics for a newsletter, local community paper or any other print media.

GET INVOLVED in the "Ask Me about Cloth Diapers" RDA Campaign.  The Real Diaper Association knows that YOU are the EXPERT.  You cloth diaper your own child or have cloth diapered children in years past.  The "Ask Me about Cloth Diapers" campaign encourages you to be vocal in your local community.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Start with sharing your own personal reasons for cloth diapering. 
  • Share diaper facts.  If you do not know diaper facts, download our advocacy cards or read through our diaper facts page to gather the knowledge.
  • Tell people, "ASK ME about cloth diapers."  Wear an RDA "ASK ME" button, create your own "ASK ME" poster, banner or display using graphics supplied by RDA.
  • If you are a business owner, you may want to buy a few "ASK ME" buttons to distribute to your customers.  Attach them to button cards to let the customers know what to do with their buttons.  Be sure to check out the "Ask Me..." banners to run at your site in support of the Earth Day 2005 events.
  • Plan or attend an Earth Day 2005 event.  Ask yourself who will be your specific audience?  What do they need to know about cloth diapers?  How is that best conveyed at this kind of event?
  • For any event where you will meet people face to face, take samples of new diapers for people to see and touch.  Make available pamphlets, postcards, or make flyers for them to take home.

Advocacy Button Cards  Our 4x6 Button Cards have been created specifically for the "Ask Me About Cloth Diapers" pins available here.  They print two to a page and will be more functional if printed out on cardstock.  Button Cards, with "Ask Me About Cloth Diapers" buttons affixed, can be passed out at Earth Day Events, placed in the customer packages of cloth diapering businesses, as well as sold or given away at your local Real Diaper Circle meetings.  Go here to download the "Ask Me About Cloth Diapers" Button Card.

Campaign Buttons and Banners.  Promote the 2005 RDA Earth Day campaign through your online store or blog.  Button and banner images are available in varied sizes for your use.  Go here to view.

"Ask Me..." Flyer  Available in both color and greyscale, our "Ask Me about Cloth Diapers" 8x10 inch flyer can be placed on your local bulletin board, refrigerator, passed-out at Circle Meetings, Attachment Parenting groups where mothers cloth diaper, and anywhere else where an activist might be stirred to get involved with this year's cloth diapering campaign.  Go here to download.

Earth Day 2005 Events  Send us your Earth Day 2005 Events and we will post them for all our site visitors.  Read below about the new Atlanta RDA Circle meeting for Earth Day 2005 below.

  • Peachtree City, GA - We will be holding a cloth diapers consignment sale April 15-16 in Peachtree City to raise funds for our new Atlanta RDA circle. The sale will be part of our “Ask Me About Cloth Diapers” booth at the Georgia La Leche League conference, being held at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center off Highway 54 in Peachtree City. Consignors may bring their cloth diapering items by our booth Friday night by 5:30 p.m., and retrieve their unsold items Saturday evening by 6:00 p.m. Any diapers not sold or retrieved will be donated to charity. Consignors must carefully pin a label to their diaper in such a way as not to affect the diaper’s performance, but still be easily seen by shoppers looking through the bins. Information required on the label for payment are: Consignor’s name, diaper name, style, and size, any flaws or comments, and price. There will be a sign-up sheet at the booth for consignors to provide us with their name and address, for payment after the sale. Consignors will receive a check in the mail for 75 percent of their sales. Twenty-five percent will go toward the RDA circle fundraiser. For any questions, please contact Savannah Rogers at 770-632-5530 or at msrog@yahoo.com.

 

Please note: Real Diaper Association can now accept personal and business checks for donations or annual dues payments.  Please send checks to the following Real Diaper Association post office box.  Thank you.

Real Diaper Association
P.O. Box 156887
San Francisco, CA 94115
 


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