Goods 4 Girls

Goods for GirlsYou all probably know about the new Always and Tampax initiatives to supply menstrual hygiene products to African school girls. These young ladies would typically stay at home from school during their periods, and with these products, they don't have to miss a single day or fall behind.

Unfortunately, the garbage produced by the plastic applicators, bleached cottons, and synthetic fibres of these disposable products just create an added burden on communities that burn their solid waste.

And burning plastic is not nice... try inhaling them fumes!

Fortunately, there's Goods 4 Girls, a greener initiative that works with aid and relief organizations to bring new, reusable cloth menstrual pads to areas of Africa with adequate water supply for washing.

Not only is this a more environmentally friendly alternative, it also eliminates the dependence on outside aid organizations for a continual supply of menstrual products. Super sweet, eh?!

Want to show your support? You can donate new pads that you make, buy at your local store, or buy online (just set the delivery address to Goods 4 Girls).
And if you have a blog or website, you can help promote Goods 4 Girls by putting up one of their banners.

Addendum:
I'm really excited about this initiative... so much so that I've even bought my own first set of new, reusable products at sckoon.com... yeah, yeah, TMI... but it's my blog, so... too bad. :)

Recommended Reading:

  • Chrunchy Chicken (the blog of Deanna - organizer of Goods 4 Girls)
  • Green as a Thistle (a cool blog with more green ideas)
  • 3 comments:

    1. Huzzah for cloth pads! I started down that path last year, and I'm glad for it. Thanks for the heads up about Good4Girls! =D

      Best,
      Jessica

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    2. WOW! Fantastic post! I'm going to repost and link to you and Good 4 Girls. Everything we can do to get the word out.

      I don't have to worry about adding any waste products, my ovaries are gone, so I'm not contributing. (I KNEW there was a bright side to this... LOL!). :) Thanks Nen!

      Jami

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    3. Haven't used cloth pads, but I had a keeper for years (http://www.keeper.com/) and now I'm using the diva cup (www.divacup.com). However, I do use Natracare liners, and have been thinking of making my own... or maybe I'll just order some. Much easier, and I can add some in for Good4Girls at the same time.

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