BANGOR - A Guinness World Record will be challenged this weekend here in Maine and around the world as men and women put their diaper changing skills to the test.
It's not any ordinary diaper though, the "Great Cloth Diaper Change" focuses on just that, cloth diapers.
The challenge is often tied around Earth Day, in an effort to raise awareness about the growing environmental issues.
"Because of the volumes of waste that enter our landfills from disposable diapers, it's a great concern," Betsey Lundy, co-owner of Central Street Farmhouse, says. "Diapers are actually the third biggest item deposited in landfills - disposable diapers."
Participants will have 60 seconds to change their babies cloth diaper.
Last year over 8,000 babies were changed.
The Bangor Public Library and Clean Bee Laundry in Camden are the locations in Maine for the event.
Changing time starts at 11:00 a.m.
Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.
Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!
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