Easter is an awesome time of year. There's plenty to see and do across the country and if you're having some big Easter celebrations with the family here are five ways to make it a little friendlier to the planet.
Opt for Sustainable Easter Eggs
Easter is synonymous with chocolate eggs, but did you know that not all Easter eggs are created equal? Look for chocolate eggs that are sustainably sourced and fair trade certified. This means that the cocoa used to make the chocolate is grown using environmentally-friendly methods and that the farmers who grew it were paid fairly for their work. Some companies even offer packaging made from recycled materials.
Make Your Own Decorations
Instead of buying new decorations, get creative and make your own! You can use recycled materials like cardboard and paper to create Easter bunting, egg carton flowers, and even eggshell planters. Not only is this a fun activity for the whole family, but it's also a great way to reduce waste and save money.
Choose "better" seafood
Easter sees a huge uptake in seafood consumption. Some of it's farmed, some of it is wild, some is from overseas and so on. It's hard to really get your head around what's "ethically" sourced or caught. Luckily we have a friend in The Good Fish which is a website dedicated in helping you choose the right seafood.
Plan a Green Easter Egg Hunt
Instead of using plastic eggs for your Easter egg hunt, consider using biodegradable or compostable alternatives. You can also hide treats like fruit or homemade cookies instead of chocolate eggs. And if you're hosting an Easter brunch, try to use reusable or compostable tableware instead of disposable plates and cutlery.
Get Outside and Appreciate Nature
One of the best ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Easter is to spend time in nature. Go for a hike, visit a national park, or simply enjoy a picnic in your local park. Not only is this a great way to appreciate the beauty of the natural world, but it also helps to remind us of the importance of protecting it.
By following these tips, you can enjoy an eco-friendly Easter that's good for both you and the environment. Remember, every small action counts, and together we can make a big difference.