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Sustainable Easter Celebration – 14 Tips For An Eco-Friendly Easter Time

How to celebrate Easter in a sustainable way? Easter is a celebration of hope, resurrection, love and joy. Unfortunately, however, it is not for all people and animals - and usually not for the environment either. Fortunately, from Easter bonfires to Easter presents for children, Easter roasts and Easter decorations, there is plenty of potential for sustainability that we can exploit together.

In this article, I would like to give you some valuable tips on how to make your family Easter even greener. With sustainable eggs, fair gifts and a vegan Easter lamb. Have fun putting them into practice!

14 wonderful tips for a truly sustainable Easter!

To also celebrate Easter with your sustainable lifestyle to agree, you really have Many possibilities open! Especially when it comes to packaging waste, the origin of Easter eggs and also the festive food.

Easter is just around the corner! Let's work together to make this time resource-conserving, with as little waste as possible and, above all, cheerful to create! As promised, here are the most valuable tips for a truly sustainable Easter.

1. Build Easter nest from natural material

Sustainable Easter nest with plush bunnies

From seaweed, wood, straw, paper or Moss and shrubs From the forest, you can make unique Easter nests with your children. Nests made from natural materials are always more beautiful and also more environmentally friendly than their counterparts made from Plastic.

Also from an old Cardboard or egg carton Alternatively, you can conjure up a stable base for your creative nest. Paint it a little with watercolor - and you're done! A truly natural, sustainable alternative to the plastic nest at Easter.

2. Use animal-friendly alternatives for Easter eggs

As we humans like to eat and paint real chicken eggs at Easter, it is unfortunately not exactly a celebration of joy for many hens and their chicks. The laying hens in the resource-intensive Factory farming usually live in narrow, dark halls - a nightmare for the animals.

The female chicks suffer the same fate - the male chicks experience the "happiness of life" due to the Chick shredding unfortunately only a few seconds. Because since they no economic value for the industry have, they will gassed after her birth or shredded. Brutal - and all this just for an egg, which is one of the most cholesterol-rich foods in the world. No child in the world would want this kind of treatment if they knew the background to the industry.

Egg, egg, egg... but luckily the switch to sustainable, more animal-friendly alternatives is really straightforward! Eggs from wood, paper, clay, porcelain or even avocado pits (keyword waste avoidance) are a good idea.

Long-lasting eggs are also an extremely sensible alternative to real hens' eggs, Used decorative eggs second hand. Just check out your local thrift store or eBay classifieds. If you handle it well, you can then every year at Easter Get it out of your boxes and reuse it.

Tip: If you want to know more about the background to the egg industry, take a look at the article "Why do vegans not eat eggs?" an.

3. Paint easter eggs sustainably

The reusable, animal-friendly eggs can be wonderfully with finger paint (is available here*) paint. It consists of organic corn starch, sea salt, purified chalk and clay, is water-soluble, easy to spread, dilute and mix. It is also applied after Nature Care Product Standard organic made in Germany.

Tip: Also for cooking and baking on Easter there are some foods that can be used as vegan egg substitute your own. You can find out how easy it is in the linked article!

4. Offer fair and animal-friendly sweets

Vegan sweets for Easter
There are now many fair and vegan sweets for Easter | Found at*

Unfortunately, only the fewest, classic chocolate Easter bunnies are organic and Fairly produced and ecologically packaged. Conventional palm oil from plantations is often used - and child labor is not uncommon in the supply chain.

Therefore, lay your painted eggs for example with delicious, vegan organic chocolate (is available here*), a few organic cookies and other, animal- and environmentally friendly treats, in your homemade Easter nests.

Alternatively, you can also whip up a few sweets yourself! Here are a few Recipes and ideas for inspiration:

5. Pile up Easter fire green cuttings only at Easter

The Easter bonfire has a long tradition. However, those who want to spend a sustainable Easter find themselves in an inner conflict. On the one hand, the Fine dust values Easter at an alarming level - and on the other hand, many people nest in the weeks before Easter. Animals in the green waste from the Easter fire who are then caught unawares by the fire.

So if you want to be part of the Easter bonfire and contribute to the green waste, you should bring to the fireplace only on the day of the fire.

6. Cooking alternative to roast rabbit

The Easter bunny and the real easter lamb unfortunately have no particular reason to celebrate during the Easter holidays. On the contrary: for many families they end up in the oven or as a roast on the dining table. To be honest, this does not fit at all with the feast of hope, resurrection, love and joy, does it?

Fortunately, there are plant-based alternatives that taste at least as good and, in my personal experience, even better. In the embedded video you will find already a manual including Recipe for an extremely tasty vegan 'fake rabbit' with spinach and potatoes. Just give it a try! I'm sure your whole family will love it.

Of course, there are also dozens more on the Internet More great recipe ideas! Here are a few suggestions:

Tip: Incidentally, Lent before Easter is a great time for a vegan trial month (comparable to the Veganuary), which you can follow through until you break your fast after Easter mass. This is a wonderful way to get a taste of an environmentally friendly, purely plant-based diet.

7. Spend Good Friday without fish dish

On the fast days, Christ:in was forbidden to eat meat derived from animals of heaven and earth. But although Fish is also meat, the consumption of fish was allowed, as it was a Symbol of the Christian faith is. And that is why even today Christians eat at the Good Friday before Easter traditionally a fish dish.

But the Overfishing the oceansone of the largest Environmental problems of our timeis no coincidence. Moreover, fish are like hares, rabbits and us humans too, sentient, emotional and extremely intelligent creatureswho do not want to die.

Fortunately, there are now vegan smoked salmon and tuna, as well as fish sticks and dozens of other plant-based alternatives. Here you will find a selection of the most delicious substitutes for classic fish*.

Also Incidentally, carrots can be used to imitate salmon surprisingly well in terms of appearance and taste. So maybe you can make friends with a somewhat unusual, but all the more animal-friendly meal for the Feast of Hope.

Tip: Also in response to the question "Why don't vegans eat fish?" I give you a detailed answer in the linked article.

8. Reduce food waste

For a sustainable Easter, you need to find your personal Consciously reduce food waste. Buy only as much as you really need (also applies to gifts!) and recycle leftovers meaningful.

You should also use the following for your cakes and meals Prefer food from the region, which has its season at Easter time. Also with this you lower your ecological footprint - and supports the producers in your immediate vicinity.

9. Participate in the Easter march

The traditional Easter march has above all pacifist motives. In the form of a demonstration, the Peace Movement in Germany. Of course, this fits in wonderfully with a fair and sustainable Easter. So feel free to take part in the Easter march in your area to set an example.

10. Distribute environmentally friendly gifts

If you want to celebrate Easter in a sustainable way, then of course the gifts should not be missing. Fortunately, there are environmentally friendly gift ideas like sand on the sea - for every age of child!

Starting with the ecological Wooden toysabout the already mentioned vegan chocolate bunny, up to sustainable cuddly toys. You can simply give free rein to your creativity or you can go straight to the sustainable gift store from CareElite look around.

Tip: You can also take a look at my article on how to Gifts packed plastic-free and environmentally friendly.

11. Vegan easter lamb and animal friendly cake baking

The "sponge Easter lamb" also has a long tradition at Easter. So that no animal has to suffer for its ingredients, you can also make it very simply Bake on a vegetable basis. All you need is flour, ground hazelnuts, vegetable margarine, soy milk, baking powder, a little vanilla sugar, salt and sugar. You can get the quantities and precise instructions in this recipe.

Of course, you can also bake other delicious cakes and tarts. I have also given you a few wonderful recipes picked out:

12. Use and make ecological Easter decorations

Celebrate Easter sustainably - decoration

Eggs, bunnies, felt flowers, nests and other Easter decorations can either be made from organic materials or bought from a craft store.

Ideally, it was then fair, sustainable and maybe even produced by hand. Also like to tinker together with your children, to make Easter a truly sustainable celebration of the family.

I also advise you to use the Table decoration as waste-free as possible. For example, use washable Cloth napkins and generally avoid disposable products.

Tip: Even more Zero Waste Tips can be found in the linked blog article. Get some inspiration there.

12. Avoid car journeys as far as possible

In the Easter period we like to visit our loved ones! Try to reach your family and friends by train, bus or bicycle if possible.

And if a car ride is unavoidable, you can always rely on my Tips for sustainable driving to fall back on. For example, form a Carpool or use Carpooling.

13. Ringing in the lively gardening season

In spring, at Easter time, nature comes back to life. This gives you the perfect opportunity to spend the days off Outside in the fresh air to spend and the balcony or the Design garden sustainably.

See for example indigenous plants and offer insects and birds a wide range of Food supply (e.g. fruit trees or wildflowers) and Shelter (e.g. dead wood, hedges or piles of leaves). When gardening, use manual labor instead of noisy, air-polluting machines.

14. Go for walks in nature with your loved ones

If you're spending Easter with your family or friends a Take a walk, you should make sure to use the Not to endanger flora and fauna. For example, choose paths and excursion destinations that are less crowded. Also stick to the rules on site at all times and take any garbage back home with you.

Celebrate a sustainable Easter? No problem!

Spend environmentally friendly Easter

It really isn't difficult to spend Easter as fairly and environmentally friendly as possible. Now you have the most valuable tips at hand. Use them to make your Easter days a little more sustainable step by step and implement lots of creative ideas.

Not only your children and grandchildren will be happy about this, but also our planet and the creatures that live on it together with us.

Do you have any questions, suggestions or other tips for a sustainable Easter? Then please write me a comment!

Stay sustainable and enjoy the Easter season,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Also about sustainable Christmas I have put together a detailed article for you. Even though there is still some time to go until then, you can still get some inspiration from the linked article.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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  1. Inconceivable the slaughter of animals at Easter. Roast lamb and eggs squeezed from chickens.
    This makes a person whose sense of ethics is not yet overgrown with calluses lose his appetite.

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