Chicks& rabbits don’t belong in baskets! Dyed chicks and bunnies may seem like a fun novelty, but animals are not disposable and they certainly don’t deserve to be treated as.
Pets are a life-long commitment and should not be purchased on a whim.
- Buy organic, fair-trade, cage-free, and of course locally-grown eggs (you can even find them on your phone).
- It’s easy and fun to make your own Easter egg dye, all-natural, from food around the house! Use your silk scarves or buy dyes that don’t harm the environment.
- Reuse plastic eggs for hiding, or avoid petroleum altogether by buying compostable plant-based eggs.
- Most plastic eventually ends up in the ocean; the average American’s ‘garbage in the ocean’ footprint is about 600pounds annually, only 1-3% of which is recycled.
- Use less harmful alternatives like shredded paper, fabric, or green yarn work just as well (and you probably have them lying around)! If you already have Easter grass, reuse or recycle it afterwards.
- Buy local! Or use Ethical Consumer’s guide to ethical Easter eggs, to help make your decision based on what’s more important to you.
- Buy Organic! Sweet Earth Chocolates has an entire Easter Basket pre-assembled for you if you’re busy! Also available: wine and hand-knit bunnies.
- Buy Fair Trade! Unfortunately the iconic Hershey eggs are not fair trade. Check out these alternatives: