Greening Your Passover and Easter by Earth Day Canada

April 13, 2011 at 9:34 am Leave a comment

Today and tomorrow we will feature guest author Prabh Banga from Earth Day Canada. Here is a little more about Prabh:

Since being captivated by the cartoon movie FernGully at the age of five, Prabh Banga has been an avid supporter of green causes. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master of Resource and Environmental Management and is currently working for Earth Day Canada as a Program Coordinator for their Environmental Action program.  Born and raised in Toronto with roots in India, Prabh loves to travel and discover new places!

Greening Your Passover and Easter

The flowers are blooming and the air is fresh – spring has finally sprung! And with the season come the religious celebrations of Passover feasts and Easter bunny treats.

This year Passover begins on April 18th and lasts until April 26th. Preparations for Passover include getting rid of leavened bread,

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preparing a large meal, and trying to make your home as clean and fresh as possible. As you prepare for Passover, review our more detailed suggestions for celebrating the ritual with consideration for the environment: http://www.ecoactionteams.ca/pub/resources/green_scene_2010.03.26.php

As for Easter, if you’re fasting on Good Friday, there is a good chance you are also avoiding meat. Why not go meat-free the entire weekend? When it comes to decorating your home, choose reusable Easter baskets. Not only will your baskets get used over and over again, you can be put to good use during the rest of the year as napkin holders or even as fruit bowls. If you and your children are dyeing your Easter eggs, use natural dyes from items you might already have in your refrigerator. This could include turmeric for yellow, cranberry juice for red, or red wine for purple.

Easter candy is a tradition so instead of grabbing the standard individually wrapped chocolate eggs, go for organic and natural candies. You can help the Easter Bunny leave a smaller footprint and make your children happy at the same time.

A very happy Passover & Easter to you all.


Have your own eco-friendly family traditions during this important time of year? Send us your suggestions

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