Green Your Easter With These Eco-Friendly Tips
Easter is a very important holiday for many people across the globe. It is celebrated with much excitement and enthusiasm all over the world with egg hunts, Easter bunnies, lots of candies and colored eggs. However, this festival can be made even more cheerful and greener if we celebrate in an eco-friendly way. Just think about the amount of waste Easter produces each year, with the plastic basket grass, plastic candy bags and disposable goods from Easter parties.
This Easter, take some time to do some planning and plan your holiday in an eco-friendly way, that the family can enjoy without the environmental impact! Here are a few great tips for an eco-friendly Easter!
Green The Egg Hunt
Kids of all age group enjoy Easter egg hunt’s (heck I do too). Egg hunting can be carried out using eco-friendly Easter eggs using eggs that can be eaten instead of thrown away or wool Easter eggs! Eco-friendly eggs are easy to make and can be made by taking an egg and opening the top of it using a pin or knife. Then the content of the egg is drained in a bowl and the inside of the egg is rinsed. Then the egg is filled with recycled paper and the open end is covered up using glue and tissue and the egg is finally decorated using natural dyes made from grape juice, lemon peels, tea, or anything else at the house that’s non-toxic.
Eco-friendly Basket Options
Collecting and eating candy on Easter is a tradition. Normally we use candies like chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs and jelly beans. But what can be done to make this Easter greener and safer for the planet is opting for organic and natural candies. Some options for organic chocolates and eggs are Sjaak’s Organic chocolate, Sweet Earth organic chocolates, Allison’s Gourmet Vegan chocolates or Surf Sweets organic jelly beans.
There are plenty of nice gifts and toys out there which are eco-friendly and make great basket stuffers. Like for instance soft organic cotton or wool bunnies for the young ones. Along with the Easter eggs and gifts, seed packets can be collected or given and family can have fun planting the seeds together (what a fun way to celebrate Easter & the planet).
Easter baskets which are used for giving gifts and also for taking part in Easter egg hunt are generally made of plastic. Instead of using basket made from plastic, baskets made from biodegradable material should be used. Check out this recycled juice box Easter basket or handwoven reed Easter basket for great eco-friendly options instead of the plastic baskets! The nest for the Easter baskets can be made using edible green grass, shredded newspapers, magazines and junk mail can also be used for this purpose.
Greening your Easter Dinner
This year for the Easter feast, create a menu that mainly consist of organic and local ingredients. If one wants the Easter to be extra green, serving a vegetarian/vegan meal can be a very good option.
It’s always fun to celebrate Easter (especially for the kids) but the feeling of helping Mother Nature by being more eco-friendly during the holiday is a great new family tradition; you can start this year! The best thing about an eco-friendly Easter is that whole family can enjoy the greenness of the festival together and the environment will benefit too!
There you have it! Do you have any other ideas we can use to have a “Greener Easter”?
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