Easter is here and so are the alarm bells that doom is inching closer!
What to do, what to do? Hey, here’s an idea! How about celebrating a very ecofriendly Easter this time? Contrary to the very popular belief, ecofriendly can also insinuate fun. You don’t have to actually compromise on fun to do good to the environment, you know. How do you go ecofriendly without letting go off the fun then? It is easy!
Think about the most important component of Easter: Easter baskets! They are usually wasteful and you can change that this year. How? Read on:
The Basket Itself
Do you really have to buy a new Easter basket each year? You’ll only use it for that one day and then throw it away. Why waste money and contribute to environment pollution each year? Simply, use the same basket every year! If you want to buy a new basket, make sure you recycle the old one. You can even make ecofriendly baskets at home using fabric bags, felt bags, and shoe boxes. Let your imagination loose!
Plastic Easter grass is an absolute waste. The sad part is that it can’t even be recycled and the packaging is also wasteful. Why not replace plastic grass with ecofriendly grass this time? Use shredded magazine pages and newspaper instead. If the basket is for someone younger, you could use a nicely colored blanket too. Spanish moss is another option.
Easter chocolate is a must in every Easter basket. You should buy fair trade organic chocolate this time. There are numerous fair trade brands that sell chocolates with the Easter theme. There are also organic lollipops for you to buy. If you can’t find them in the local stores, look over the Internet for options.
Make your own toys! Get artistic and involve your kids to make beautiful toys such as handmade necklaces, wooden toys, wooden Easter eggs and so on. If you can’t make them on your own, go for fair trade organic and handmade toys!
See? You don’t need to compromise at any step and the result will be beautiful! You will have a very Happy and Joyous Easter while subtly doing your bit for the environment.
Think about it.