How to celebrate Easter in a sustainable way? Easter is the celebration of hope, resurrection, love and joy. But unfortunately, this is not true for all people and animals - and not even for the environment. Fortunately, from the Easter fire, to the Easter gifts for children, to the Easter roast, to the Easter decorations, there is a lot of potential for improvement in terms of sustainability that we can exploit together.
In this article, I would now like to introduce you to 10 tips that can make your family Easter even greener. With sustainable eggs, fair gifts and a vegan Easter lamb. Have fun with the implementation!
Here in advance a short Overview about the article:
- Building Easter nest from natural material
- Use animal friendly Easter eggs
- Dye Easter eggs ecologically
- Pile up Easter fire green cuttings only at Easter
- Alternative to cooking roast rabbit
- Spend Good Friday without fish dish
- Participate in the Easter March
- Distribute environmentally friendly gifts
- Bake vegan Easter lamb
- Ecological Easter decoration craft
10 Tips for Truly Sustainable Easter!
Easter is just around the corner. Then let's not waste any time! Here I present you now 10 valuable tips for a truly sustainable Easter.
1. build Easter nest from natural material
From seaweed, straw, paper or Shrubs from the forest can make unique Easter nests with your children. Of course, they are also available for purchase. Nests made of natural materials are always more beautiful and also more environmentally friendly than their counterpart made of Plastic.
Also from an old Cardboard or egg carton you can conjure up a stable base for your nest. Paint it with watercolor - and you're done! A green alternative to the plastic nest at Easter.
2. use animal friendly alternative for easter eggs
Since we humans like to eat and paint real chicken eggs at Easter, it is for many chickens and their chicks, unfortunately, not the feast of joy. The laying hens in the resource-intensive Factory farming usually live in narrow, dark halls - a nightmare for the animals. The female chicks meet the same fate - the male chicks experience the "luck of life" due to the Chick Shredding unfortunately only a few seconds. Because they have no economic value for the industry, they are briefly gassed after her birth or shredded. Brutal - and all that just for an egg that is one of the most cholesterol-rich foods in the world. No child in the world would want that, if he / she knew the background of this industry.
A more sustainable and animal-friendly alternative is certainly the Painting artificial eggs from wood, clay, porcelain or Plastic. You can then put vegan chocolate, cookies and other animal and eco-friendly goodies in the Easter nests.
Tip: If you want to know more about the background, feel free to check out the article "Why vegans do not eat eggs" an.
3. paint easter eggs sustainably
So for a fair, sustainable Easter, real chicken eggs are rather not recommended. Switching to animal-friendly alternatives is straightforward. To Painting with water soluble finger paint avocado pits, which would otherwise usually end up in the organic waste garbage can.
Extremely useful as an alternative for real chicken eggs are also long-lasting, Used decorative eggs second hand. Just take a look at the second-hand store or eBay classifieds. If you handle them well, you can get them out of your boxes every Easter.
Tip: Also for cooking and baking there are some foods that can be used as vegan egg substitute own. In the linked article you will learn what you need for this.
4. pile up easter fire green cut only on easter day
The Easter fire has a long tradition. Who live sustainably However, this leads to an inner conflict. For on the one hand, the Fine dust values to Easter at a precarious level - which, by the way, is also the reason why you Celebrate New Year's Eve sustainably should. And on the other hand, in the weeks before Easter, many animals nest in the green cuttings for the Easter fire, which then get a nasty surprise from the fire. So if you want to be at the Easter fire and contribute to the green cut, then you should this bring to the fireplace only on the day of the fire.
5. cooking ALTERNATIVE to rabbit roasting
The Easter bunny and the real easter lamb themselves, unfortunately, have no particular reason for joy during the Easter holidays - on the contrary, in many families they end up in the oven or as a roast on the dining table.
Fortunately, there are plant-based alternatives that taste at least as good. In the embedded video you will find a tutorial including Recipe for an extremely delicious vegan "false rabbit" with spinach potatoes. Just give it a try, I'm sure your whole family will love it. But of course there are dozens of other great recipe ideas on the Internet!
Tip: By the way, Lent before Easter can be wonderfully used for a vegan trial month (comparable to the Veganuary), which you can follow through until the breaking of the fast after Easter Mass. So you can also try the purely plant-based diet simply times.
6. spend Good Friday without fish dish
On the fast days, Christians were forbidden to eat meat that came from animals of heaven and earth. However, the consumption of fish was allowed, since it was a Symbol of the Christian faith is. And that is why even today Christians eat on Good Friday before Easter traditionally a fish dish.
But the Overfishing of the seas is among the largest Environmental problems of our time. And fish are, like rabbits and hares, sentient, emotional and extremely intelligent creatureswho do not want to die. Meanwhile, there are also vegan smoked salmon, fish sticks and dozens of other fish substitute products. Even with carrots, salmon can be imitated surprisingly well, both visually and in terms of taste. So maybe you can "switch" to a perhaps unusual but all the more animal-friendly meal for the Feast of Joy.
Tip: Also in response to the question "Why vegans don't eat fish"I give you a detailed answer in the linked article.
7. participate in the Easter march
The traditional Easter march has above all pacifist motives. In the form of a demonstration, the Peace Movement expressed in Germany. Of course, this fits perfectly with a fair and sustainable Easter. So feel free to participate in an Easter march in your area - even if it can "only" take place in digital form due to pandamy.
8. DISTRIBUTE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY GIFTS
If you want to celebrate Easter in a sustainable way, you can't miss out on the gifts. Environmentally friendly gift ideas are now a dime a dozen - for all ages! Starting from the ecological Wooden toys, about vegan chocolate bunnies up to sustainable cuddly toys. You can just let your creativity run wild. Look at the matching also like my article about how to Gifts packed plastic-free and environmentally friendly.
9. bake vegan easter lamb
The "sponge Easter lamb" also has a long tradition for Easter. So that no animal has to suffer for its ingredients, you can also make it quite 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 detailed instructions from in this recipe.
10. Ecological Easter decoration making
Leafy branches, eggs, bunnies, felt flowers, nests and other Easter decoration items. you can either make it yourself from ecological materials or buy it in a craft store. Ideally, it was then fair, sustainable and perhaps even produced by hand. You can also craft together with your children to make Easter a truly sustainable family celebration.
Celebrate Easter sustainably - No problem!
Now you have 10 valuable tips for an environmentally friendly, fair Easter at hand. This way you can make Easter a little more sustainable step by step and implement many creative ideas. Not only your children and grandchildren will be happy, but also our planet and the creatures that live on it together with us.
Do you have any questions about sustainable Easter? Or more ideas for implementation? Then feel free to write me a comment!
Stay sustainable and enjoy the Easter season,
PS.: Also about sustainable Christmas I have compiled a detailed article for you. Even though it's still a while away, you can still get some inspiration from the linked article.