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Moonsprout, Hilo Hawaii

Moonsprout is an Eco-friendly baby store, in down town Hilo, that I started in July of 2007 when my first daughter was almost two years old. The idea began to develop for me while I went through the trials of being a new parent, as I got to thinking about the future of our upcoming generation, and as I realized a niche needed to be filled in our community for alternative parenting products. I began using cloth diapers with my now three year old daughter Sunday Pumehana and cherished each piece of advise and encouragement toward the process I received. I knew that a store that not only sold reusable diapers in Hilo but also educated those families interested in the process could spotlight an already growing trend right here on our island. So my journey has begun. My husband, Kanoa Miura, and I are now cloth diapering our second child, Cricket Mahina, while running two businesses and are proud of the fact that through our busy lives it remains a constant, simple routine that is a contribution to preserving the 'aina for their future.
Moonsprout is a place to find gifts and every day parenting tools that are safe for our children and gentle on the earth, it is a place to stop and chat with moms or nurse your little one, it is the beginning of my long term goal to spread the word on how important the choices we make as parents today are for our children's tomorrow.
I will leave you with a few quick facts to feed the fuel of your thoughts...
Each child will use an average of 8,000 disposable diapers before they are potty trained
Creating one ton of trash (thats weight so can you imagine square footage)
Taking, what we can only guess as about 500 years to break down
although the contents never disappear... like plastic that simple breaks into micro parts that enter the ocean, consumed by fish, and then our children
Disposable diapers are made from crude oil (one cup per diaper), harsh chemicals, tree pulp, and SAP (the same thing they took out of tampons for causing toxic shock syndrome)
On the other hand you can save thousands of dollars by using cloth diapers, along with energy, trees, water and landfill space, while teaching the next generation by example to become GENERATION GREEN.
Mahalo nui loa for taking the time to read my thoughts.
Geana Miura

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favorite quote
"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children."
Native American Proverb
Type of member:
Locally Owned Businesses, Organic Products, Reducing - Recycling - Reusing
Business Owner

Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 11:51pm on February 7, 2009, Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara said…
Hi Geana, Great meeting you and Cricket today! Looking forward to promoting Moonsprout with you and Kanoa!
At 11:31pm on February 9, 2009, Desiree Butz said…
Hi Geana! Just thought I'd check out this site, thanks for introducing me. See you soon.
At 11:31am on February 19, 2009, Robin Ziroli said…
hi geana! nice to see you here... hope you are having a beeeautiful day.
At 2:13pm on February 20, 2009, Desiree Butz said…
I hope to get in your shop this weekend with the rest of your shirts and onesies! Hurray. Desiree
At 1:38pm on March 12, 2009, Robin Ziroli said…
yup! i'll try to stop by today or the next time i go to dance...
At 6:06pm on March 19, 2009, Stan said…
Hi Geana=)
Your video is up!!
At 2:12am on March 22, 2009, Stan said…
Thank you so much and you are very welcome. I'm really glad you liked it.
At 1:45pm on April 9, 2009, Island Naturals Market & Deli said…
your video is awesome! go moonsprout!

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