Happy Belated Easter everyone! For individuls who always looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and celebrate the holidays more sustainably, Google reports that over the last five years, searches for “how to be more environmentally friendly” have peaked around Thanksgiving and Christmas each year, which suggests others are looking for ways to make their holiday celebrations more earth-friendly too.
Here are 6 Sustainable ways to celebrate Easter:
1. Make Natural Easter Egg Dye
Decorating Easter eggs is fun but using a store-bought kit can be harmful to the environment. Instead of picking up a kit made from plastic and cardboard, you can make your own natural egg dyes at home. Grab a few glass mason jars and use our all-natural egg dye recipes to make gorgeous hues from things like leftover onion skins, turmeric, or red cabbage. To further reduce waste, enjoy your dyed hard-boiled eggs as a healthy snack.
2. Re-Think Your Easter Egg Hunt
Hosting an Easter egg hunt may be cool, and there are a few easy ways to make the hunt less wasteful. Instead of hiding plastic eggs or real eggs that won’t be eaten, consider hiding small wood toys or DIY reusable treat bags instead.
3. Make A Reusable Easter Basket
Rather than buying a cheap plastic basket at the store every year, make your own Easter basket and reuse it each spring.
4. Give Up Single-Use Plastics
Consider giving up something harmful to the earth, like single-use plastics. These items include disposable plastic silverware, single-use grocery bags, and the clear plastic water bottles you might be buying by the case.
5. Repurpose Old Plastic Eggs
If you have a bin of Easter decorations, you likely have old plastic eggs bouncing around. Instead of throwing unwanted eggs away and adding more plastic to the landfill, repurpose them into a piece of decor you can put up every year. Use leftover party napkins and decoupage to create this gorgeous Easter egg wreath that gives new life to your old items.
6. Skip The Individually-Wrapped Candy
Easter chocolate isn’t so great for the environment. Most of the brightly-colored foil coating on our milk chocolate treats, while technically recyclable if it’s clean, typically ends up in the landfill. Instead of individually-packaged candies, consider getting something more sustainable.