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Green Your Spring Holidays: Easter

Posted Mar 30 2010 9:00am
Easter eggs Spring is a wonderful time to honor the earth’s fresh bounty, so it’s no surprise that many holidays fall during this season of renewal. This week, we’re giving you tips for celebrating your spring holiday of choice in planet-friendly ways.

Tip #2: Green Your Easter

Christian families everywhere will celebrate Easter on Sunday. This year, though, dial down the consumption . Instead of buying a flimsy plastic basket that will be tossed Sunday evening, check your local craft or thrift store for a durable Easter basket that the kids can use year after year. Don't fill it with fake plastic grass, either. It's easy to substitute DIY paper grass instead. 

If you're hunting for organic, cage-free hard-boiled eggs, roll down the supermarket aisle past the egg-dying kits and food coloring (both are full of chemicals - bad for you and the environment) to the produce department, where you'll find the ingredients for natural, homemade egg dyes

As for candy, skip the over-packaged, artificially colored confections in favor of earth-friendlier treats. Many natural food stores carry organic, fair-trade Easter candy.

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