\nLike most celebrations, Easter is full of goodness – sweet treats, a long weekend and quality time with friends and family. However, some conventional traditions can easily make this holiday less-than-friendly to our planet. Ready to green up your Easter without missing out on any of the good stuff? Keep reading! \n\n\n\nDitch Shop-Bought Easter Themed Treats\n\n\nThink of the plastic packaging! If you’re in a committed relationship with chocolate (aren’t we all?), consider making your own chocolates in an Easter themed mould to gift to your friends and family – extra points for sourcing palm oil free chocolate! Have a go at baking your own Hot Cross Buns with bulk ingredients, and maybe make it a housemate or family activity? Good fun, quality time and plastic-free sweet treats at the end… what’s not to love?! We even have some delicious chocolate body recipes here. Good for your skin and good enough to eat! \n\n\nMake Green Resolutions \n\n\nIf you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, consider a spring clean of your daily routines and habits and identify where you could make some planet-friendly changes. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere – you’re in luck! – it’s always a good time to make some eco changes 😉. Step up your composting efforts (check out our Composting 101 blog here) or make the switch to Ethique Concentrates instead of plastic bottled products. Pick something small that you know you can achieve and, most importantly, maintain! \n\n\nSwap an Easter Egg Hunt for an Eco-Product Hunt \n\n\nAdd some clean, healthy fun to your Easter traditions. Instead of hunting for eggs, try hunting for eco-products! It’s a great way to have some fun, stay safe at home, and introduce planet-friendly products to family members of all ages. Ethique minis are just about egg size (😉), but there are bamboo toothbrushes, reusable cotton rounds – you name it and there will be an eco-swap out there… go wild! \n\n\nSwap an Easter Egg Hunt for a Litter Hunt \n\n\nFor a wallet-friendly version, take your scouting energy to the local beach or park and help tidy by doing a litter pick. You’ll feel great for spending a morning on an eco-conscious activity, helping to keep our natural environment beautiful and clean. As an added bonus, this activity isn’t just kind to the planet, but to the people and animals we share it with too. \n\n\nSupport your Locals \n\n\nAfter all your hard work, spoil yourself or a loved one with a locally produced treat (COVID restrictions permitting). BYO container to your nearest farmer’s market, grab a sustainably sourced coffee at a new (or your favourite!) locally owned coffee shop or spend an afternoon scouting out some new neighbourhood businesses to support. You’ve earned it! \nHappy Easter from the Ethique team!