Global Exchange Market Baskets for $35
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I wanted to highlight some great ways to make your Easter season a bit more green. I love Easter and we both love holidays here at CasaCullen. We practice some easy-to-copy techniques for a greener Easter and I wanted to share some of our favorite things to do:
- Shred newspaper in the place of Easter grass instead of using the synthetic kind that annoyingly sticks to your feet
- Use baskets from around the house, re-use them from previous years or purchase them from thrift stores
- If you're partaking in some adult beverage drinking, make it local wine, beer or spirits
- Furry babies? Someone loves herself some homemade dog biscuits (some recipes HERE)
I've rounded up some other great ideas from all over the internet that we might even get on board and adopt this Easter season too:
- About.com has a great color chart HERE for dying your eggs with natural ingredients, that includes things you probably already have around the house such as coffee grinds and red wine...very cool!
- CC Hubby is good about fresh flowers but this year I might mention he opt for a potted plant instead and we can use it as a centerpiece and then plant it later.
- Sustain Lane highlights some great eco-friendly candy options by buying organic, fair trade or even making your own healthy treats HERE.
- If you are in the market for a new basket, order yours from Global Exchange (image above)
- For all my Mommy readers: green your children's goodies: a gardening kit, use an Envirosax for kids instead of a basket (image below), homemade play-doh. Is your little one is still a baby? HERE'S an adorable rabbit rattle.
- Make your own card! An adorable DIY Easter card from a pasta box and recycled paper HERE
- If you're daring enough, you can even learn how to knit your own eggs HERELastly, I'll leave you with this awesome ending quote from Low Impact Living:
"Above all, Easter is wonderful reminder and celebration of regrowth, renewal and life. What better time to reduce your environmental impact. Channel that spring energy you have into growing new plants, cleaning up your neighborhood, using more natural ingredients, eating more fruits and veggies, and enjoying nature."
Envirosax Kids Series Marshmallow Bag for $8.50
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