Green Easter: 10 tips to celebrate in a sustainable way
Eco-friendly Easter: the value of sustainability on feast days
Living a green Easter, respecting the environment, means making eco-sustainable choices focusing on the prosperity of the planet and people’s health.
The attention to the sustainability should grow especially during the holidays, when food waste, energy consumption and waste production, one of the main sources of pollution, increase. According to the World Organization for International Relations (WOIR), which aims to eliminate the reasons for conflict between nations and to preserve peace and harmony in the world, food waste produces 4.8 billion tons of greenhouse gases per year and a water consumption of 180 billion cubic meters.
The word ‘sustainability’ derives from the Latin ‘sustinere’ (lit.: ‘keep under’) and refers to a development model based on the conscious use of the planet’s resources to meet current needs without compromising the opportunities of future generations.
Adopting sustainable behaviors in daily life, even on holidays, is the first step to reduce our ecological footprint and protect the environment. So, let’s find out what are the 10 ways to make Easter an eco-friendly feast day under the motto “We are green”.
10 tips for a sustainable and waste-free Easter
Each of us can make a difference and contribute significantly to the protection of the planet, even during the Easter holidays. A few simple tricks are just enough.
Let’s see the ten ways to experience a green, ecological and sustainable Easter:
- Conscious shopping.
The traditional shopping list is an indispensable tool to avoid waste and buy only what you really need. Check the fridge and pantry before leaving the house and write down, on paper or smartphone, which products to put in the cart. In addition, choose products on tap to limit the use of plastic packaging and polluting materials;
- Anti-waste menu.
Choose zero-km and seasonal products. In this way you help local economies, damaged by the pandemic, and also the environment by reducing transport-related pollution. In addition, off-season products have a higher cost, while respecting seasonality and buying from local producers saves you money and ensures you are getting the right nutrients;
- Eco-friendly but trendy mise en place.
The first enemies of the environment are the disposable products, such as paper napkins or plastic plates, glasses and cutlery. For the Easter table and the Easter Monday picnic, use biodegradable and compostable products instead of disposable item, as well as cotton napkins;
- Tasty but supportive desserts.
In Italy we have two fundamental Easter sweets: the chocolate egg and Colomba, the dove-shaped sweet bread. There are different versions of both on the market, although only the sustainable ones contain ingredients from fair trade. Many are the associations working for the protection of the planet and the well-being of the communities, which sell Easter eggs and Colomba to raise funds;
- Reuse and recycle for decorations.
Every moment is good to enjoy some creativity and DIY works. Ribbons, bows, dry branches, corks, colored cardboard, buttons and papier-mâché are just some of the materials you can recycle to create original Easter decorations to embellish your home;
- Sustainable mobility.
Holidays are an excellent opportunity to slow down. So, leave the car in the garage and use the bicycle. Or take a nice walk to enjoy the warm spring sunshine. Walking or using ecological means are two examples of sustainable mobility. Indeed, they reduce the emission of harmful gases and promote an idea of movement fully respectful of the environment;
- Eco-friendly Spring Cleaning.
Holidays are also the perfect time for a deep house cleaning. How can you do it without polluting? Dust off the grandmother’s remedies. Start replacing the chemical detergents, which are highly harmful to aquatic flora and fauna, with homemade ones. All you need to create an all-purpose cleaner is warm water, baking soda, white vinegar and Marseille soap flakes;
- Natural beauty routine.
Thanks to the slower pace, on holidays you can rediscover the importance of taking care of yourself. In short, it is a good opportunity to set up a more sustainable and zero-waste beauty routine! Start with replacing the disposable make-up remover pads with cotton or bamboo fiber pads, which are washable and reusable. Then, buy items with recyclable packaging. Lastly, choose just a few products with a targeted action based on what your skin needs;
- Free yourself from electronic devices.
Turning off smartphones, tablets and computers for a few hours has a positive impact on the environment and saves energy. Moreover, it is good for your mental and physical health;
- A holiday between sea, nature and relaxation.
The Easter holidays are the right time to enjoy a holiday of wellness and fun. The best location is Forte Village, the award-winning international eco-friendly and sustainable resort, surrounded by the splendid Sardinian sea and the scents of Mediterranean nature. On the occasion of Easter 2022, the accessible luxury resort offers an exclusive holiday package. It is perfect for all those who want to enjoy the first warm Sardinian sun, spring greenery, a grandiose menu with rich international, Italian and local selections, an unbeatable sports program and the relaxation in one of the most world-renowned thalasso & spa centers.
Do you want to live a dream vacation in a real paradise? Discover the Easter 2022 package of Forte Village Resort in Sardinia