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Organic, fair and zero waste - terms that are already on everyone's lips, protect the environment and ensure more social justice. If you want to celebrate sustainable Easter this year, then you should stick to it. In this way, you not only reduce your ecological footprint, but also contribute to a better future with a clear conscience. In the following lines you will learn more about what you should pay attention to. You will also find some good, practical tips and lots of great decoration and handicraft ideas that are creative and sustainable.

Sustainable Easter and lots of handicraft fun

Buy organic eggs for sustainable Easter

Stay away from unmarked hard-boiled eggs in the supermarket! In most cases, these come from cage housing or rather from so-called small group housing. This attitude is quite unfair and very distressing for the animals. Therefore, pay attention to the labeling of eggs in the supermarket.

The number 0 stands for organic farming and 1 for free-range farming. These are also the best options that guarantee better conditions for chickens and he althier eggs. Rather shop in organic stores or at local farmers' markets.

Organic quality is he althier and tastes better

Colouring Easter eggs differently

Why buy any conventional egg dyes? There are a lot of natural and foodstuffs that are of great help when coloring Easter eggs such as turmeric, beetroot, onion skins, carrots, coffee grounds, spinach, etc. The results are not as stunning as shimmering motifs and bright mixed colors, but still super nice and subtle. Your Easter eggs will still be atmospheric and will definitely please everyone.

Dye puristically beautiful Easter eggs yourself

Onion skins give a delicate brown color

Fair chocolate for Easter

Unfortunately, conventional chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies very often contain the problematic palm oil and therefore do not really belong sustainable Easter. Millions of hectares of rainforest are cleared to make them. The cocoa itself often comes from plantations with unfair working conditions and questionable ecological conditions. Therefore, always pay attention to the seal on the packaging and prefer organic and fair trade Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs. It would be even better if they were vegan. Then you can also be sure that no animal cruelty is involved.

Fair also tastes better!

Buy more justice for the small farmers from the developing world

Prepare Easter sweets yourself

Homemade sweets provide a he althy and environmentally friendly change for Easter. How about, for example, delicious energy balls made from he althy ingredients? You can prepare these in different forms and decorate with grated coconut, cocoa or sesame. It's pretty simple and very effective. Why don't you try it? Here's the recipe!

Let your creativity run free

Thinking up sustainable Easter gifts

Above all, give practical gifts or gifts that can be eaten or drunk. Unnecessary odds and ends are not sustainable, but cause a little excitement and extra waste for the environment. Rather go to the local bulk shop or make something original yourself. Below we give you some imaginative ideas for it.

The more natural and simple, the more sustainable

Sustainable Easter Crafts

Easter time is handicraft time. Old cheese boxes, mason jars, egg cartons and fruit crates can easily be converted into an Easter basket. You only need a few additional materials such as some watercolor or acrylic paint, yarn, cardboard, glue and scissors. Empty toilet paper rolls and egg shells are also loyal helpers here and of course also super environmentally friendly. Upcycling is absolutely trendy and will continue to be an inexhaustible source of creativity.

Make a small Easter bunny basket out of shredded paper

Crafting Easter bunnies with children

Funny Easter egg men for the fresh sprouts

Easter brunch and Easter dinner

And how about the Easter feast? In terms of brunch and In general, you can do just as much food and ensure a sustainable Easter. Seasonal and regional vegetables are of great help here. Spinach, radishes, rhubarb, lamb's lettuce and mushrooms as well as wild garlic, buckhorn and dandelion are available to everyone in spring in this country.

If you decide on fish, you should definitely pay attention to sufficient seals and the origin of the goods. The best choices would then be carp and catfish, which can be fished in abundance in local freshwater waters. Farmed salmon, on the other hand, are not recommended because farming them requires too much energy. You can find detailed information about many other fish species on the WWF Fish List.

And when it comes to Easter lamb, either do without it entirely or, if this is absolutely necessary, only buy it from organic markets or organic farms.

If possible, follow our tips for sustainable Easter and protect the environment and your wallet. Focus less on things and more on socializing.

In this sense, Happy Easter and celebrate beautifully!

Preparing a delicious Easter cake yourself

Bake original Easter bunny biscuits

Creating mini flowerpots out of colored eggshells

Of course, you can also do without color

Or with some fresh herbs and flowers

Make a cute Easter bunny out of paper plates

Concrete Easter eggs are a great idea for a party

Quail eggs and moss go perfectly with fresh flowers

Freesias and tulips are some of this season's favorites

Design your Easter table decorations with sustainability and attention to detail

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