Easter is coming up, and while not everyone celebrates this holiday, I am sure a fair number of you guys do something for Easter. Whatever your reason for celebrating Easter, you will probably be conducting an Easter egg hunt or some other activity. Have you thought about making your celebrations as environment-friendly as you can? Here are some things that you can put into practice.
For your Easter egg hunt, if you can afford it, why not go organic? Organic eggs will definitely be more expensive than “ordinary” ones but if you really want to make every little bit of difference, then going organic is great. You can also choose to use free-range or free-farmed eggs. Of course, the dying of the eggs is quite important as well. Instead of buying chemical dying materials, just use dyes that are vegetable and fruit based. You can even create your own dyes by boiling vegetables and fruits! Think cranberry for red or pink. Think blueberries for blue. Grape juice can work, but the shade will be more light purple.
As for the baskets, don’t even think of buying new ones! Dig into your trunks or the attic – you are sure to find old ones that you can reuse.
Also, don’t use plastic or cellophane. It might look pretty but you can always use art paper or real grass and weeds to decorate Easter baskets. These materials are definitely better for the earth than cellophane or other non-biodegradable material.
As usual, use your imagination and the sky’s the limit!