The ANN would like to congratulate Abbie Lane and the City of Casey in the growing outer south east region of Melbourne (Victoria) for being selected as a finalist in the Green Awards 2009! City of Casey have been nominated and selected for their introduction of the first nappy rebate scheme in Australia, and their annual nappy and sustainable parenting expo held around the time of Reusable Nappy Week (October each year).

More details about the City of Casey rebate scheme can be found at the City of Casey website.

Find out more about the Green Awards and place your vote via this link.

Details of City of Casey’s nomination can be found under ‘Green Town‘.

Voting closes on Wednesday 2nd September 2009, with winners announced Monday 7th September.

The ANN congratulates all the finalists for their significant efforts to make an environmental change, and wish them all the best of luck!


The cloth nappy community has risen to the occassion and shown how caring and generous they are. There are many things happening at the moment to raise money for relief charities and also to provide cloth nappies to those who have lost everything in the fires.

Below is a list of who is doing what in our community, it makes you proud to be a “clothie”, please show them your support!

Itti Bitti Nappies is donating $15000 worth of nappy products and co-ordinating their distribution with an aid agency 
Nurture Nappies is distributing nappy care packages
Baby BeeHinds have made a direct cash donation to the Red Cross fire appeal
Nappycino is co-ordinating a nappy drive to collect nappies for families identifed as in need
Ozebaby hosting auctions to raise funds
Cloth Pads Shop auctions to raise funds
Minicuteture hosting auctions to raise funds
Yarn Collective hosting auctions to raise funds
Gossamer Dreams auctions with funds raised being donated to the Red Cross Bush Fire Appeal
Wahmnaps hosting auctions with funds raised donated to CFA
Baby safari 30% of all our sales will go to Bushfire Appeals.
Cherubs Kiss auction with funds raised being donated to the Red Cross Bush Fire Appeal
Nappies Covered co-ordinated a sew up of baby blankets, snugglies and face washers with all materials donated by the store.
Twinkle Lily 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal
Oz Baby Trends 14-21 February, all profits from the sale of the Pop-In and Dri-Night Booster will be donated to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal
Brindabella baby donating 20% of all sales from February to the Red Cross for bushfire relief
Bizy Bee Nappies 10% of money from the night nappies will be donated to red cross for the Vic Bush Fire Appeal
CGR Design auction with all monies going directly to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal
Cushie Tushies 20% off coutures, with all profits from sales being donated to Red Cross and RSPCA bushfire appeals
Cinderella’s Stash 5% discount for the month of march for the GDUNH. That saving of 5% will be donated to the bushfire appeal. Also collecting pillow cases  & crocheting for pouches for orphaned animals
Cupcake Couture donating $5 from every item purchased until further notice
Green Kids have made a direct cash donation to the Red Cross fire appeal
Darlings Down Under 10% of sales from 11th &12th Feb donated to Bushfire Appeal
Ladybug Loops proceeds from purchases of the Ladybug Loops Baby Pants and Baby skirt patterns to be donated to the Bushfire Appeal until the end of March
Loopy Lily holding a charity auction and donating proceeds from March 1st stocking
Mandy Mac is accepting donations of craft supplies for the Kinglake kindergarten when it re-opens and is also donating $2 cash to the Red Cross for every nappy sold til the end of next week.
Maz-a-licious is donating 10% of sales of it’s Valentines day ‘2 up’  Satruday the 14th of February. Also the full purchase price of Chenille minkee wipes will be donated to the fire appeal
Minilala 50% of profits from the sales of all remaining stock will be donated to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal
Picanini proceeds of auctions being donated towards the Victorian Bushfire appeal.
Obsidian Star and 10% of all sales to bush fire relief funds
Sugar Shots auctioning products to raise funds
The Crafty Caterpillar donating 20% of all sales to the Red Cross
TB Cards 50% of all profits made from sales placed between 10 February and 13 February will be donated directly the the Bushfire Appeal
Virgo Knits knitting special pouches/bags for Animal Refuge Centres in Victoria and ditributing free pattern to other knitters
Poppy bean and bloss hand made toys to The Toy Society for distribution to fire affected children

Radio:  interviews

  • 4GR Toowoomba,
  • ABC Far North QLD – Cairns,
  • Power FM, South Australia,
  • ABC 702 Sydney (James Valentine),
  • ABC, Ultra106 Five and more…

Television: mentions on:

  • Today show news bulletin (13/10, 6:30am)

Print media:

Daily Telegraph “Disposable income takes a hit”

Heidelberg Leader – fantastic, enthusiastic article: “Her Nifty Nappy Chappy”

Heidelberg and Diamond Valley Weekly

Tenterfield Star: Letter to the Editor “Nappy Offenders”


Do you have something you can add to our list? Have you seen, read or heard about Reusable Nappy Week in the media?  Send us a comment or email us with info!