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Easter! March 31, 2013

Filed under: Animals,Going Green,Holidays,Make Your Own — mochi @ 4:12 pm
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Happy Easter, friends! If you do or don’t celebrate it, I hope you have a great day either way.

Here are a couple tips and ideas:

If you use real eggs to dye, don’t eat them. This isn’t because they’re colorful, but because you’ve probably been keeping them on display. If you want to eat them, you can poke holes in each side and blow/drain the insides onto a pan or in a bowl, then dye the shells.

Use the insides to make your scrambled eggs or something, and make sure they’re free range first.

Ditch the Easter grass. It’s messy, unhealthy for the environment, and a waste of money because you’ll throw it away and keep buying it year after year. Honestly, what’s the point of it? If lost outside, animals can choke on it. (If inside, it is also a hazard for infants.) So steer clear!

Reuse all of your items next year- wreaths, baskets, eggs, etc.

Buy fair trade chocolate from companies like Black & Green or Endangered Species. That way you’ll get a delicious treat, and you’ll be supporting their efforts.

Instead of hiding  things in the eggs, use eggs of different sizes to determine the prize. Bonus points if you use the dyed shells. That way if any eggs are lost, the chocolate won’t be found by animals. Or if you’re the type to put money in your eggs, it won’t be lost! Natural egg shells are the best way to go, because they will decompose quickly if not found. When people do find eggs, a small egg will be for a small treat, big egg for a big treat, etc.

Have a fun Easter! Remember to reuse, reduce, and recycle!


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