Have A Hoppy Green Easter
Posted by Melissa Barnes on April 2, 2010 in Uncategorized [ 0 Comments ]
In one form or another we have all heard the story of Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail. While the idea of Easter baskets filled with goodies in plastic eggs and fake grass sounds endearing, it serves no resemblance to any taste found in nature.
So how can one go green, as Easter is on its way? Well, there are a few ways. Locate your nearby grocery store for all-natural egg dyes. Besides, most green enthusiasts would prefer to color their eggs with natural ingredients rather than artificial dyes. Or if you would rather reduce your carbon footprint, conduct a Google search as how to make Easter egg colors from the confines of your own kitchen ingredients.
As for Easter grass, a basket with lovely natural grass is much nicer, wouldn’t you agree?
When it comes to flowers, try organic ones since they don’t contain pesticides that are harmful to the Earth. Even the White House celebrates Easter in a go green fashion.
With Easter arriving this weekend the White house will host the annual Easter Egg Roll, which will promote healthy eating and of course going green. The “Ready, Set, Go!” themed event is designed to encouraging kids to be healthier as a part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.
The annual event will provide live music, kiddie activities, cooking stations, and storytelling that adhere to the egg roll tradition. Cooked eggs have been replaced by wooden orbs featuring vegetable oil based inks and water-based coating. The eco-friendly eggs are, of course, green, purple, yellow and pink, which are accompanied with, stamped signatures of President Obama and the first lady.
Perhaps you don’t celebrate Easter; there are still many ways that you can go green. For instance, if you’re looking for a new office or residential space, steel buildings are definitely eco-friendly and sustainable. For small businesses out there, VoIP systems are now going green by allowing employees to work from home, so they won’t contribute to pollution by driving back and forth to the office. Or you can even go paperless!
Essentially, there are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint, besides everyone wants to live in a healthy green bearing environment, don’t you?